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 Pastoral Ministry; Chaplaincy; Christian Faith Formation; Theological Studies: Bible; Theological Studies: History, Theology and Ethics; and Theological Studies: Peace Studies

  • 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 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.

MDiv Campus students can complete the program in three years if they study full time each semester and take Intensive Term courses in the summers (May/June/July).

Dates to know for 2018–19

Aug. 6, 2018

The Leadership Education in Anabaptist Perspective (LEAP) orientation course begins with online work.
Aug. 20–25

LEAP participants and students in other hybrid courses meet on campus for face-to-face class sessions.

Aug. 6 or Sept. 4 – Dec. 14 Students complete Semester One courses. (Hybrid courses begin Aug. 6; campus and online courses begin Sept. 4.)
Jan. 8, 2019 – May 3 Students complete Semester Two courses. 
Feb. 4–9 Hybrid courses meet on campus.
May 6 – July 19 Students may take an Intensive Term Hybrid Session course, which consists of online learning and one week of face-to-face class sessions on campus, June 3–8.
May 6–23

Students may take an Intensive Term course on campus.

June 10–27

Students may take an Intensive Term course on campus.

Download a PDF of important dates for 2018–19.

Pratik Bagh, Gabe Pennington, Lee Hiebert and Mariah Martin

“I was supported and encouraged to listen well, speak mindfully and to embrace the simple power of sitting with others in their joys and sorrows.” Mariah Martin (Master of Divinity 2018)

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MDiv Connect student Rachelle Lutjens with Safwat Marzoiuk, PhD, associate professor of Old Testament and Jamie Pitts, PhD, associate professor of Anabaptist studies

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