Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Graduate Religious Studies Achieve ATS Membership

The Department of Graduate Religious Studies has been named an associate member of the Association of Theological Schools effective June 2012.

Marylhurst University's graduate religious studies department offers two master's programs. The Master of Divinity prepares students for a career as a chaplain, spiritual director or life facilitator, ordained minister, educator or other career that involves the practice of ministry and theology. The MA in Applied Pastoral Theology is an intensive pastoral care preparation program that integrates the study of theology with professional application.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 260 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.

The association began as a conference of theological schools in 1918. In 1936, it became an association, adopted standards for judging quality, and in 1938 established its first list of accredited schools. Its membership currently includes 238 accredited members, 10 institutions with candidate for accredited status, and 13 associate member institutions. Its member schools include Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox graduate schools of theology that reflect a broad spectrum of doctrinal, ecclesiastical and theological perspectives within the Christian faith. The mission of ATS is to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public.

Related News

See All News

David Denny Presents at International Conference

Dr. David Denny, culture & media department chair, presented a paper on Lars von Trier's Antichrist at the International Zizek Studies Conference in Cincinnati in April 2014.

Jim Davis Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, presented workshops on senior policy and advocacy at the Aging in America conference in San Diego in March 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

April 01, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Jordan VanSise: Down the Up Staircase

A series of photographs created by Marylhurst art student Jordan VanSise as the North American Finalist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards ...

READ MORE

April 01, 2014 – April 29, 2014

Streff Gallery: The William Stafford Calligraphy Project - Portland Society for Calligraphy

For this year's Portland Society for Calligraphy member exhibition, members were invited to create an artwork using the words of William Stafford a...

READ MORE

April 14, 2014 – May 17, 2014

The Art Gym: Vanessa Renwick

The Art Gym presents Vanessa Renwick. A filmmaker Renwick has been making short movies and media installations for over twenty years. She lives in...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University