United Methodist Master of Divinity

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is approved to educate United Methodist pastoral candidates for ordination, based on our partnership with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, Ill.).

United Methodists take 15 credit hours from G-ETS to earn a Certificate in Untied Methodist Studies. These courses replace others normally required in the AMBS MDiv pastoral ministry concentration and meet key United Methodist educational requirements. G-ETS courses are frequently taught online or as intensives in January or summer. The G-ETS courses cover the following areas of study:

  • United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity
  • Evangelism
  • Mission of the Church in the World
  • Worship

For a list of current offerings that meet the requirements for the Master of Divinity, visit the G-ETS website page for AMBS students.

Degree program information

United Methodist students will follow the plan of study for the 80-credit-hour MDiv Campus program. For details of how the MDiv Campus plan of study is adapted for United Methodist students, contact the AMBS registrar.

How to begin

Complete the AMBS application process. Your adviser will be Rebecca Slough, AMBS academic dean. She and the AMBS registrar, Scott Janzen, will guide you through the program of study. When you wish to take one of the Garrett-Evangelical courses, meet with the AMBS registrar. He will help you register as a guest student at Garrett-Evangelical and further communication about the course will come from the registrar there.