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.
MDiv Campus is 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.
The MDiv Campus program requires a total of 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.
Current majors include:
- 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
For a three-credit-hour course, students are expected to spend a minimum of 10 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.
“AMBS grounded me in a conviction that my head and my hands belong together. I am deeply grateful to have been formed by such a place.” — Kevin Chupp (MDiv 2020), Osceola, Indiana, and Aberdeen, Idaho