Master of Divinity Campus

Rigorous study, spiritual disciplines and day-to-day mentoring form the core of ministry preparation in this redesigned program. Students learn and live in a vibrant seminary community, in a diverse city with opportunities for challenge and growth, and in a beautiful campus setting.

This program has been approved by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association.

Designed for

  • People who want the long-standing strengths of the Master of Divinity program combined with mentoring, fellowship and formation in a community
  • People seeking a context where they can integrate learning with living in community and engaging with the surrounding context
  • People who want to develop leadership abilities with a Christian perspective—leadership that reflects the Anabaptist tradition.

Program requirements

80 credit hours

Most credit hours can be earned through classes and learning experiences offered on the AMBS campus. Some majors may include an occasional hybrid course that combines on-campus sessions with online work. Some credit hours can be earned through courses in other locations, such as the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago.

See also general MDiv requirements.

Overview of schedule design

MDiv Campus students can complete the program in three years if they study full time each semester and take several intensive courses in January and/or summers.
 

August 11 Leadership Education in Anabaptist Perspective (LEAP), the first formation course, begins with online work.
August 25–30 LEAP meets on campus. For information about LEAP, visit the page for fall formation courses.
September-
December
Students complete semester courses.
January Students may take a campus-based intensive course, or they may take a hybrid course that combines one week of face-to-face sessions with online learning.
February-
May
Students complete semester courses.
June

Students may take a campus-based intensive course, or they may take a hybrid course that combines one week of face-to-face sessions with online learning.

July Students may take a campus-based intensive course.


Expectations

For a three-credit-hour course, students are expected to spend a minimum of ten hours each week in activities related to the course, or a total of 140 hours for the duration of the course. This includes time spent in class sessions, as well as time reading and completing assigned work. For two- and one-credit- hour courses, the expectation is adjusted proportionally.
 

 

 

Request information

The AMBS Admissions staff can answer questions you have about this program: [email protected]

Benefits

  • Earn a Master of Divinity in a community that lives, studies and worships together.
  • Develop an identity as a leader with skills to set vision and enable, encourage and challenge others
  • Complement disciplined study with deep spiritual formation
  • Learn from and with students who bring varied cultural backgrounds to intentional community living
  • Integrate rigorous study with ministry practice through internships
  • Orient learning and formation with an Anabaptist vision
  • Discern God’s call with mentoring by faculty
  • Share practices of spiritual formation and explore spiritual disciplines

Fees

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for details.

Financial Aid

Availability, policies and procedures for financial aid for MDiv Campus students will remain as they have been with the previous MDiv program.