Accreditation and Authorization Information

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is accredited by the following institutions:

The Higher Learning Commission

Since 1974, the degree programs of AMBS have been accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800 621-7440

Association of Theological Schools

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
Master of Divinity, MA in Christian Formation, MA: Peace Studies, MA: Theology and Peace Studies

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

AMBS has state authorization for MDiv Connect:

AMBS participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements NC-SARA) (, which is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For a complete list of states participating in NC-SARA, visit

AMBS is approved to offer distance education to students in every U.S. state except for Massachusetts. Prospective students based in Massachusetts should contact the Admissions Team for more information on eligibility.

Complaints related to the administration of AMBS programs or stated policies and procedures, discrimination, financial aid, and law violation that have not been resolved through internal AMBS complaint processes may be filed with AMBS's accrediting agencies and/or the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. Contact [email protected]