Accreditation and authorization information

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is accredited by the 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
  • Master of Arts in Christian Formation
  • Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism
  • Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry

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

The Association of Theological Schools reaccredited AMBS in 2019.


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 agency and/or the Indiana Commission on Higher Education. For more information, email [email protected].

State authorization for distance education

Federal and state laws have established requirements that regulate distance (online) education programs offered by postsecondary institutions such as AMBS. Institutions must be approved to offer such education in each state in which students reside. These laws protect students regarding a variety of issues that may occur during their distance studies.

AMBS has been approved by the State of Indiana to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. If an institution is approved by its home state and the state is approved by NC-SARA, then the institution is approved to deliver distance (online) education in all states that have joined this oversight organization.

As a result, AMBS is approved for distance (online) education through NC-SARA. Currently, 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia are participating in NC-SARA. (To see a list of participating states, visit AMBS strives to offer high-quality educational offerings to all students, regardless of where they are located

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