Fuller Theological Seminary

Introduction

Who we are and what we offer

Fuller Seminary is an evangelical, multidenominational graduate institution committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. Responding to changes in the church and world, Fuller is transforming the seminary experience for both traditional students and those beyond the classroom: providing theological formation that helps Christ followers serve as faithful, courageous, innovative, collaborative, and fruitful leaders in all of life, in any setting.

Fuller offers 16 degree programs—with Spanish, Korean, and online options—through our Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies as well as 22 centers, institutes, and initiatives. More than 3,500 students from 90 countries and 110 denominations enroll in our programs annually, and our 43,000 alumni have been called to serve as ministers, counselors, teachers, artists, nonprofit leaders, businesspersons, and in a multitude of other kingdom vocations around the world.

A diverse global community

Fuller draws together Christ followers with wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions, disciplines, and vocational interests.

An environment of scholarship

A commitment to academic excellence, nurtured by faculty who are known experts in their fields, has been a hallmark of Fuller since its founding.

Spiritually and vocationally cultivating

Fuller prepares students holistically, offering tools and support to enable their personal, spiritual, and vocational formation.

Contributing and serving

Fuller is a generous seminary, actively engaging culture and offering resources, hospitality, and inspiration to our global community.

Influential alumni

Fuller’s alumni are impacting the world through vocations across the spectrum, from ministry and business to counseling and cross-cultural service.

Why Fuller?

Fuller Theological Seminary is one of the world’s most influential evangelical institutions and the largest multidenominational seminary.

  • 16 degree programs in 3 languages
  • fully online degree programs
  • 3 schools
  • 22 centers, institutes, and initiatives
  • over 3,500 students from 90 countries and 110 denominations
  • 43,000 alumni serving in 130 nations

What set us apart

Unmatched scholarship

Fuller’s faculty are leading scholars in their disciplines—the ones who write the books you may already be reading. They’ll challenge you to go deep academically while they walk alongside you spiritually and personally.

Courageous spirit

We're not afraid to ask hard questions, push boundaries, and explore new ideas. With a seminary community that comes from hundreds of traditions and backgrounds, we listen, wrestle, dialogue, and come away stronger.

Unchanging focus on Christ

As we challenge, innovate, and engage the world, we remain firmly rooted in the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you study children at risk or theology and culture, you will find a solid biblical grounding in every course.

Whole-life formation

Fuller’s radical new level of resources and lifetime support will nurture your spiritual, personal, and vocational formation—helping you discern and prepare for your calling, whether it’s to traditional ministry or an unexpected pulpit.

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Our three schools

Fuller’s School of Theology, School of Psychology, and School of Intercultural Studies are distinct in character, but inform one another in ways that enrich every student’s experience.

School of Psychology

  • Leaders in the integration of theology and psychology
  • Depth and breadth of research unmatched in Christian programs
  • Strong clinical training prepares life-giving professionals

School of Theology

  • Seven-decade tradition of rigorous, biblically based scholarship
  • Centers and initiatives creatively engage a changing culture
  • Diversity of study options allow customization

School of intercultural studies

  • Known as innovators who shape mission theory and practice
  • Vibrantly diverse community enables mutual learning
  • Classroom teaching closely connected with practical ministry
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Global Leadership

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time April 2019 USA Pasadena

Now, with just two one-week on-campus seminars, the MAGL—Fuller’s shortest degree—balances creative online content with the transformative dynamic of peer leaders gathering together to share life and learning. Designed for leaders with at least four years of experience in a church, mission, nonprofit, or business role, the MAGL’s primarily online format supports you in your ministry context as you study. [+]

Transform your leadership

Now, with just two one-week on-campus seminars, the MAGL—Fuller’s shortest degree—balances creative online content with the transformative dynamic of peer leaders gathering together to share life and learning.

Designed for leaders with at least four years of experience in a church, mission, nonprofit, or business role, the MAGL’s primarily online format supports you in your ministry context as you study.

Focusing on the conviction that a leader’s role is to help others come alongside God’s ongoing mission in the world, MAGL students grow in their understanding of what God is doing in their own lives as well as in culture and the Scriptures, equipping them to live missionally in their leadership and to influence those around them to do the same.... [-]


MA in Intercultural Studies

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years April 2019 USA Pasadena + 3 more

The MAICS now offers deeper missiological preparation and new flexibility, whether you choose to study on campus, online, or any combination that meets your needs and schedule. [+]

The MAICS now offers deeper missiological preparation and new flexibility, whether you choose to study on campus, online, or any combination that meets your needs and schedule.

Students can complete the degree 100% online—enabling them to study without leaving home and apply what they’re learning directly to their work or ministry. More electives allow students to shape the degree to their needs and areas of interest, and a stronger core of coursework equips them with the cultural intelligence and missiological understanding to work for transformation in any context.

Distinctives of Fuller's MAICS Program Soundly missiological

Students learn to think missiologically about the world through deep, rigorous study of globalization, anthropology, and the mission of God... [-]


MA in Theology

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years April 2019 USA Pasadena + 3 more

Fuller’s MA in Theology—now available 100% online—is for those who want to learn from outstanding faculty practitioners to more effectively serve others and communicate God’s word in the church, academy, culture, and world. Whether students want to prepare for future advanced study or sharpen their theological understanding for any calling or vocational dream, the solid, customizable formation the MAT provides is now more accessible than ever. [+]

Fuller’s MA in Theology—now available 100% online—is for those who want to learn from outstanding faculty practitioners to more effectively serve others and communicate God’s word in the church, academy, culture, and world. Whether students want to prepare for future advanced study or sharpen their theological understanding for any calling or vocational dream, the solid, customizable formation the MAT provides is now more accessible than ever.

Fuller's MA in Theology is designed to: Deepen students’ knowledge of theology, Scripture, and Christian tradition, enabling them to communicate biblical truth effectively and pursue further study if they wish Equip students to serve with both practical insight and biblical grounding, as they learn from some of the world’s most influential and experienced scholar practitioners Prepare students to wisely and sensitively engage those with different perspectives, as they study alongside others from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds Help students grow spiritually and personally through formational practices that shape them holistically for reflective discipleship Online or classroom: uncompromised formation ... [-]

MA in Theology and Ministry

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years April 2019 USA Pasadena + 3 more

The MATM—now available fully online—combines practical learning with biblical studies and vocational formation to prepare you to serve in a church, nonprofit, or other settings with a new level of theological depth and cultural understanding. [+]

Theological Sharpening for Effective Ministry

The MATM—now available fully online—combines practical learning with biblical studies and vocational formation to prepare you to serve in a church, nonprofit, or other settings with a new level of theological depth and cultural understanding.

Practical and experiential

Strengthen your existing ministry—or prepare for a new step in ministry service—with a program that emphasizes practical application and builds on your experience

Theologically grounded

With faculty who are experienced ministry practitioners as well as leading scholars in their fields, you will learn to bring biblical and theological depth into your day-to-day work... [-]


Master

Master of Divinity

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 years April 2019 USA Pasadena + 3 more

Our most comprehensive master’s degree, Fuller's MDiv—now available fully online—will prepare you for agile, theologically informed leadership—whether you’re called to church ministry, business, nonprofit work, the arts, or a vocation you’re still discerning. [+]

Innovative leadership rooted in an unchanging gospel

Our most comprehensive master’s degree, Fuller's MDiv—now available fully online—will prepare you for agile, theologically informed leadership—whether you’re called to church ministry, business, nonprofit work, the arts, or a vocation you’re still discerning. Our graduates are:

Fruitful leaders

Fuller’s MDiv cultivates your leadership instincts, with core classes that focus on the interpretive, theological, ministry, and contextualization practices necessary to lead in any setting.

Faithful disciples

You will be formed holistically with a curriculum that integrates discipleship practices – worship and prayer, Christian community, and mission – into your studies.... [-]