Peace Studies Concentration

As a part of our partnership with Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary have the opportunity to complete a concentration in Peace Studies.


Master of Divinity students wishing to complete the concentration will take a minimum of five courses that AMBS offers as a part of their Peace and Justice program. Courses will be offered in a mix of online, intensive, and regular semester courses on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, IN. Students completing the concentration will have it reflected on their Garrett-Evangelical transcripts.


More information about specific courses and the requirements that they meet can be found below. If you have additional questions, please contact registrar@garrett.edu.

Process and Policies

  1. To register for classes at AMBS, students will use the information below and the course schedules on the AMBS website to select the course(s) they wish to take.
  2. Once the course selection has been made, the students will contact the Garrett-Evangelical registrar to indicate the course(s) and to request verification be sent to the AMBS registrar. The Garrett-Evangelical registrar will then send a letter of good standing to the AMBS registrar to indicate that the student is in good standing and eligible for the course.
  3. Garrett-Evangelical students can then use the Visiting Student Registration Form on the AMBS website to register for the course(s). On the online registration form, students will first select the Visiting Student option. An additional option will then appear allowing students to identify themselves as a Garrett-Evangelical student. Students will then fill in the rest of the form. Please note that payment is requested at the time of registration. The registration will not be finalized until payment is received.
  4. The visiting Garrett-Evangelical student will be contacted by AMBS once the online registration form and payment have been received. At this point the student will be given login information for the online AMBS portal, their AMBS email account (their primary contact medium during their study at AMBS), and access to Moodle learning management system, as well as any further information they may need about the course they will be taking.

To complete a concentration in Peace Studies, Garrett-Evangelical MDiv students will be required to complete a minimum of five classes in four different areas – Theory, Practice, Biblical background, and Theological background – plus one elective course in Peace Studies.


A list of the approved courses is available below. Using this list and the course schedules on the AMBS website, students will be able to work with their advisor to plan their studies. Though most of the specified courses are offered every year, some are offered every other year, so students wishing to complete this concentration should begin planning early.

Garrett-Evangelical visiting students will be expected to join in the community life commitment that guides all AMBS students and faculty. Visiting students will also follow AMBS academic calendar and academic policies and procedures. A summary of pertinent policies and procedures is in the AMBS catalog. The complete Academic Policies and Procedures Manual will be available once a student has enrolled.

Garrett-Evangelical visiting students will pay AMBS tuition and fees for the courses they take from AMBS.


The Garrett-Evangelical student can either pay by credit card on the online form (which is encrypted and secure), or indicate that he/she will pay by check. The student will not be enrolled until payment has been received in full. Failure to pay before the term begins will also result in a business hold. Garrett-Evangelical students who are placed on hold will not be able to take further courses or receive grades until payment is received in full and the hold is cleared.


Garrett-Evangelical students are not eligible for financial aid from AMBS.

If a Garrett-Evangelical visiting student will require housing on AMBS’s campus, a housing request can be indicated on the application form. Arrangements can also be made via phone with Linsey Vandrick (1-800-964-2627).