The Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, owned by the Inter-American Division, specializes in theological education of missional leaders in a creative and scholarly environment for the Church, primarily in the Americas.


The Seminary serves a learning community of culturally-ethnically diverse leaders in their own cultural and national contexts. IATS graduates lead a life of witness and service. They minister, proclaim the Hope, and disciple worshiping communities based on Scriptural foundations.

  • Promote spiritual maturity

  • Search for biblical and theological foundations

  • Proclaim hope both for the present and for the future

  • Provide selfless service

  • Promote the best use of God-given gifts

  • Lead with humbleness

  • Encourage research

  • Share with other communities and learn from them

  1. The Seminary will improve its graduate education

  2. The Seminary will maintain efficient and effective administrative and support services

  3. The Seminary will concentrate its efforts in areas of ministry for church leadership

  4. The Seminary will continue to develop church leadership and still in its student’s spiritual maturity, tolerance for the views of others and the hope of the coming eschaton.


The Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS) is an institution of graduate theological studies established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDAC). It is a non-profit institution under the laws of the State of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The purpose of the IATS is to provide fundamental knowledge and values to prepare people for Christian Ministry and to proclaim the Advent Hope to the World.

The IATS acronym appears as SETAI in the Seminary’s Spanish and French documents in places where those languages are used.  


PO BOX 118

Mayaguez, PR 00681


Tel: +1-787-834-9595

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