• 120 comments and counting—ATS membership weighs in on proposed Standards

    The Redevelopment Task Force has received more than 120 comments from the ATS membership since the first public draft of the proposed Standards of Accreditation was released in December.

  • Data visualization: ATS launches interactive tool

    ATS is pleased to announce the formal launch of its first space for data visualization. The tool allows engagers to slice and view the data in a variety of ways to address questions that are...

  • Further findings on religious affiliation trends in ATS schools

    This is the second of two articles exploring denominational and religious affiliations of students in ATS schools. The first article was featured in the...

  • Lake Institute study highlights changes in US congregations' participation and giving

    Although fewer Americans are claiming a religious affiliation and the percentage of individuals who are members of a congregation is declining, more US congregations saw increases in participation...

  • Avoiding the "sand trap"—tips for coaching younger theological school graduates in first job searches

    Faculty and staff at ATS member schools often struggle to advise students approaching graduation who began their studies immediately following their undergraduate years.

  • Journey Films to premiere Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story

    Journey Films, a television and film production company specializing in religion, faith, and spirituality, recently completed its latest documentary.

  • Engage ATS promotes networking and peer learning for membership

    An online community for those who serve ATS schools to network, share resources, and dialogue about their specific areas of work in an effort to increase engagement across the membership.

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Welcome!

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
Sep 17 to Sep 18

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
Oct 21 to Oct 23

By invitation; The goal of this program is to increase the educational effectiveness of ATS schools in educating racial/ethnic students and all students in...

Pittsburgh, PA

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