• ATS information related to COVID-19

    ATS has provided resources and information regarding upcoming events in response to the Coronavirus.

  • New data to consider on duration of DMin degree

    The challenge in this membership-driven process is that everyone's opinion is important. Still, when opinions differ and data exist, the task force has tried to "go with the data."

  • Fall 2019 enrollment shows stability and shifting

    The data collection and analysis process for fall 2019 is nearly complete. The ATS Strategic Information Reports and the Institutional Peer Profile Reports should be emailed to...

  • New training to be used by ATS accreditation visitors

    As the work on the redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures continues to move forward toward the membership vote at the ATS/COA Biennial Meeting in Vancouver...

  • ¡Entiéndeme! Committee shares takeaways from first Spanish language ATS accreditation visit

    In the fall of 2018, the dean of the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico inquired about the possibility of conducting a completely bilingual comprehensive visit where all the oral components of...

  • ATS African American leaders gather for annual meeting

    Nearly 20 African American presidents and deans from ATS member schools convened at Howard University School of Divinity for their annual meeting on February 10-11—a timely event for Black History...

  • ATS development officers discuss ensuring sustainability in an age of uncertainty

    The annual ATS Development Officers' Conference was held in Jacksonville, Florida, February 18-19, and included those serving in institutional advancement, alumni/ae relations, planned giving,...

  • Denominational researchers develop free Community Profile Builder

    The Community Profile Builder was developed by researchers for the Church of the Nazarene, and it assists church and community leaders in accessing free online information about their communities...

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In response to COVID-19, the ATS office will be closed through April 15. Staff will be working remotely during this time and can still be reached via email. Read more.



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
Jun 23

By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional...

Vancouver, BC
Jun 24 to Jun 25

By registration; The Biennial Meeting—centered around the theme of Quality. Clarity. Flexibility.

Vancouver, BC