Master of Divinity Connect

MDiv Connect is a distance program that combines online and hybrid courses. With this program of study, the best of what AMBS offers comes to you, wherever you are.

Two annual weeklong visits to campus provide opportunities for formation and vocational discernment and integrate students into the AMBS community. This program has been approved by the Association of Theological Schools. To find out where AMBS has authorization to offer a distance degree program, visit the state authorization page for preliminary information and contact the Admissions Office.

MDiv Connect is designed for:
  • People who are not able to move to Elkhart for ministry and theological study
  • People transitioning into ministry or who want to deepen their understanding of how they can contribute where they are
  • People who want to develop leadership abilities with a Christian perspective for their current vocations — leadership that reflects the Anabaptist tradition.

Courses in this program are available to guest students who are studying at other seminaries and are looking for specialized graduate-level courses.

Also, AMBS and Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, have a collaborative arrangement in which Canadian students earning a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree can also earn an MDiv degree through AMBS.

J. Joel Beachy (Master of Divinity 2020)

“Even though I completed my degree through the MDiv Connect Program, which was largely on- line, I have developed relationships with the faculty, staff and students. I attribute that to the fact that everyone from the AMBS community is wholly invested in the mission and ethos of the institution." — J. Joel Beachy (MDiv 2020), Kalona, Iowa

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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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