Master of Arts (MA)

Our Master of Arts programs will prepare you to be scholars, teachers, pastors and leaders who integrate spiritual formation with theological knowledge. You’ll build skills for spiritual growth, intercultural competence, contextual analysis and interpretation, leadership practice, and peacebuilding.

These programs prepare you for a wide range of ministry opportunities teaching congregational faith formation, working toward transformative peacebuilding, and integrating the Anabaptist tradition in service of your current and future communities.

AMBS offers three Masters of Arts programs

Master of Arts in Christian Formation (MACF)

The Master of Arts in Christian Formation (MACF) prepares students for ministry in spiritual formation and guidance, teaching ministry and worship.

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Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism (MATGA)

The Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism (MATGA) prepares scholars, teachers, pastors and leaders to integrate knowledge of and formation in the Anabaptist tradition with service in their current and future communities. You can complete the MATGA degree fully on campus, fully online, or by combining the two.

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Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies (MATPS)

The Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies (MATPS) degree prepares students interested in careers and scholarship at the intersection of theology and transformative peacebuilding.

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Ready to take the next step?

We’re excited to walk alongside you as you take each step on your journey. Together we can experience the transformative presence of God in the work of being leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Why seminary?

Students and faculty share why and how they discerned attending their AMBS program

“I was looking for the school in the world where I could bring together my commitment to peace-building and justice-seeking with theological insight. I did an exhaustive search of the schools in the world, and I found that AMBS was doing what I wanted to be doing. In short, the past almost three years of my time at seminary have been a time of academic and spiritual formation that helps me to continue to grow and develop a capacity to resist the social constructs that divide God’s people and foster hostility.”

Henok T. Mekonin of Nazreth, Oromiya region, Ethiopia (Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies, 2021)

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.

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

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

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.