• Mission and money: Are yours in alignment?

    Chris Meinzer offers a practical approach to ensuring that all your resources are working toward your school’s goals.

  • A year of listening to ATS members: update on redeveloping Standards and Procedures

    The process has gathered input from more than 700 participants at nearly 200 schools.

  • Eliza Smith Brown to leave ATS

    After 11 years as director of communications and external relations, she will move on to a new chapter.

  • Second annual Competency-Based Theological Education (CBTE) conference offers registration discount for ATS schools

    Register now to learn the latest about this innovative model.

  • Deans gather in Newport Beach to explore New Practices for Changing Times

    More than 80 participants received tools, information, wisdom, and insights. Among the words of wisdom: "take one step beyond caution." Read more.

  • ATS partners with Asian-descent leaders to form community of conversation and collaboration

    A planning team began a series of conversations with ATS two years ago that led to the establishment of this new affinity group.

  • Generations in Dialogue program seeks applications

    Scholars in their first five years will be selected to join a cohort for four intensive weekends focused on the Sociology of Religion, offered through the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies...

  • Friendship Press seeks biblical scholars to update the NRSV

    Eleven section leaders will be selected from among those who apply or are nominated.

  • Standards redevelopment reflections: including students in discernment

    Redevelopment Task Force Chair Sarah Drummond reflects on why student input is essential to the process of rethinking the accrediting standards—and what insights they offer.

  • Getting there: seven practices to support successful women in theological education

    A survey of nearly 600 women reveals the personal habits and institutional practices that work for women aspiring to positions of leadership.

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This site is designed to provide resources for all those interested in theological education--faculty, administrators, students, and the public.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

In addition, ATS Programs and Services offers educational events and other resources designed to assist member schools with identification of  best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. See upcoming event offerings below or search under the Resources tab above.

The ATS membership welcomes schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths and includes the full range of Christian denominations--including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions--as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Aug 22

By registration; This free webinar will present highlights from the 2018-2019 Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) Total School Profile and trends from the last...

Sep 12 to Sep 13

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with comprehensive evaluation visits scheduled...

Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 18 to Sep 19

By registration; This workshop—for new and experienced users of the Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ), Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), and Alumni/ae...

Pittsburgh, PA