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.
Master of Divinity 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.
Program requirements and majors
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
- Christian Faith Formation
- Theological Studies: Bible
- Theological Studies: History, Theology and Ethics
- Theological Studies: Peace Studies
- Theological Studies: Peace Studies: Environmental Sustainability Leadership
- 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
Expectations for MDiv Campus Students
For a three-credit-hour course, students are expected to spend a minimum of 10 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).
Download our Admissions Calendar to see an overview of AMBS’s academic year and note important application deadlines.
Students and faculty share why and how they discerned attending their AMBS program
“AMBS grounded me in a conviction that my head and my hands belong together. I am deeply grateful to have been formed by such a place.”
Kevin Chupp (MDiv 2020), Osceola, Indiana, and Aberdeen, Idaho
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.
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.