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

Summer Camps Featured on MetroScope

Gary Bloxom of MetroScope interviewed music faculty Emily Ross and Justin Smith about Marylhurst's summer camps.

Sunny Liston Published in Critical Thinking Journal

Dr. Sunny Liston, business faculty, is the lead author of Smart and Micro-Grid Applications for Commercial Buildings: Economic and Environmental Considerations, an article to be published in the June 2016 issue of Franklin Publishing Company's Feature Edition Journal: Critical Thinking Series.

Calendar

See All Events

June 01, 2016

History of the Book Exhibit

Join Meg Roland's History of the Book class for an evening celebrating the life and journey of books! We will have many books on display from Shoen...

READ MORE

June 01, 2016

The Art Gym: 2016 BFA Thesis Preview Reception

Meet our BFA in Art students as they present their thesis exhibition in The Art Gym. Each year The Art Gym presents an exhibition of the work of ...

READ MORE

June 01, 2016

Student Art Exhibit Opening

Select works from student artists produced in the 2015-16 year will be on display in Mayer Gallery. Meet the artists at the opening reception.

READ MORE

GIVE

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

DONATE NOW

© Marylhurst University