• Coming soon: A new online community for ATS stakeholders

    Watch for an invitation this fall to join the community of conversation!

  • Seeking elegant simplicity with humility and humanity: an update on redeveloping the Standards and Procedures

    Sarah Drummond reflects on the next step in the process.

  • ICETE and ATS forge joint statement

    The International Council for Evangelical Theological Education and The Association of Theological Schools commit to creating a joint working group with the "Playa Bonita Affirmations."

  • Stability amidst turbulent times: the benefits of bi-vocational ministry

    Bi-vocational arrangements not only provide financial stability for ministers and congregations but also reframe the minister-congregation relationship in mutually beneficial ways.

  • It takes two to tango: development and communications in major transitions

    Two colleagues from Yale and Andover Newton share six core values, the very real challenges of partnering, and how they have made it work.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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
Oct 23 to Oct 25

By invitation; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the professional...

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 5 to Nov 6

By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the ATS Financial Officers group and the Economic Challenges Facing Future...

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 6 to Nov 8

By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM) Initiative and the ATS...

Pittsburgh, PA