Explore Admissions

Wherever you find yourself on your learning journey, you’re welcome here.

Studying at AMBS will challenge you to grow spiritually and theologically while strengthening your leadership skills for whatever roles God might be calling you to. Together we can experience the transformative presence of God in the work of being leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Find your fit

At AMBS you’ll find an Anabaptist learning community embracing challenging academics alongside deep spiritual formation. We worship together and join in spiritual practices as we build meaningful friendships with each other. 

We’re here to support you with a variety of distance learning options and a wide range of financial aid and scholarships.

Not sure which program is right for you? Take our short quiz!

With you every step of the way

Step 1. Contact an Admissions counselor 

From your first inquiry about seminary study to your transition from applicant to student, we are excited to walk alongside you as you take each step on your journey.

Want to check out campus? Schedule a visit.

Step 2. Choose your program of study (and review requirements)

Take a look at our variety of programs and choose the program that’s the best fit for you.

Our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts graduate degree programs offer a comprehensive education to prepare you for any vocation.

Step 3. Complete an Admissions Application (we won’t know much aid you qualify for yet)

Timing matters! Complete your Admissions Application now so you have enough time to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

  • March 15: Merit-based scholarship applications due (for the following academic year)
  • April 1: Ministry and designated scholarship applications due

Step 4. Complete FAFSA and Financial Aid Application

All admitted students are eligible to apply for AMBS need-based financial aid. Learn more about financial aid.

U.S. students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online by April 1. Complete FAFSA online

Federal School Code: 001823
School name: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
School address: 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517

Step 5. Apply for scholarships

At AMBS, we provide a wide variety of scholarships. Check out our scholarships.

Make sure to also complete the Financial Aid Checklist (PDF)

Step 6. After acceptance – Enroll

We’re ready for you to join us! Together we can experience the transformative presence of God in the work of being leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Meet the AMBS Admissions team

From your first inquiry about seminary study to your transition from applicant to student, we’re here to help you. Contact us.

Daniel Grimes, MPA
Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment
Janeen Bertsche Johnson, MDiv
Admissions Associate
Teresa Thompson Sherrill, MDiv
Enrollment & Financial Aid Specialist
Mary Ann Weber, MA
Director of Enrollment

Yes, you can afford seminary!

AMBS’s low base tuition rate

+ generous need-based financial aid
+ scholarships for full- or part-time student
+ church matching grants
= an affordable seminary degree

Canadian Students

We know Canadian students have special considerations, so we’ve created some additional resources just for Canadian students.

International students

We know international students have special considerations and specific questions. Click this link to view all our resources for international students.

College Students

Thinking about seminary? If you’re a college student take a look at our resources for college students.

High School Students

Yes, high school students have a place at AMBS, too! Do you know about the !Explore program? Check out the !Explore Program

Our affiliations

We are a binational seminary, serving Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada as well as students from various Christian traditions across the global church.

Looking for something else?

Try an upcoming graduate course

Want to explore seminary study? Take an upcoming graduate course! 

If you’re a non-admitted student, you can even get 50% off your first three credits at AMBS!*Exceptions apply

Try an online short course

Looking to expand your theological knowledge?

Take one of our six-week, discussion-based, online short courses.

(No papers. No grades.)

Request a visit from an AMBS instructor

Invite the faculty and staff of AMBS to come directly to you either in person or over video conference.