• ATS Commission launches standards redevelopment webpage

    Learn about this once-in-a-generation process for a comprehensive redevelopment of the documents that govern accreditation....

  • Ecology partners meet to discuss diversity in theological schools

    Nine agencies who support seminaries, their students, and their graduates are collaborating to address issues of race and ethnicity.

  • New assessment resources now available

    The latest video and print tools are designed to help schools with the critical yet challenging work of educational assessment, including An Assessment Workbook for Roman Catholic Seminaries.

  • ATS hosts writers’ gathering of student personnel administrators

    Their forthcoming book will bring together perspectives from experienced administrators on a variety of topics related to leadership in student services.

  • Mapping the workforce: what competencies do ATS alums need?

    A survey of 940 graduates from 42 schools reveals where they are working and what skills serve them best in their jobs.

  • Being where? The shift from on-campus to offsite to online education

    Veteran accreditor Tom Tanner looks at the magnitude of the shift and the factors behind it.

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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
Apr 8

By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2019 Academic Officers' Conference—is intended for...

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 9 to Apr 11

By registration; Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for...

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 9

By registration; This consultation—immediately preceding the 2019 Academic...