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Degree Preparation Summary

Master of Divinity (MDiv): Provides a full, comprehensive training in biblical studies and theology to open doors for ordination, further academics, parachurch ministry, or service in any vocation.

Master of Arts in Theology (MAT): Gives students a solid academic foundation in biblical and theological studies for further academic studies or to inform one's ministry and work in local communities.

Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM): Forms students for work in their local church or communities through a range of biblical, theological and ministry courses and through a practicum to help students integrate theory into practice.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAICS): Prepares students for work or service in cross-cultural or multi-cultural contexts, equipping students with theological, biblical, sociological and anthropological tools.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL): Supports the every-day followers of Jesus with additional tools to think critically and take informed action in their efforts to transform their local communities or ministries with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL): Equips pastors, missionaries, and non-profit leaders, engaged together in a "cohort" (learning community), with new biblical, theological, cultural, and organizational insights for their leadership.

Degree Comparison Chart
MDiv MAT MATM MAICS MACL MAGL

Units

144 units 96 units 96 units 96 units 72 units 72 units

Completion Time

3 years (full-time)

5 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

1.5 years (full-time)

2.25 years (part-time)

2.25 years (full cohort)

4.5 years (1 class/qtr.)

Flexibility

Up to 50% online Up to 50% online Online degree Online degree Up to 50% online Online degree

Residency Requirement

48 units 32 units 24 units 24 units 24 units 16 units

Emphasis Options**

All (except ANE, BST, & LCML) All (except LCML & USMC) All* (except ANE & BST) All* (except ANE, BST, LCML & USMC) All (except ANE, BST & USMC) All* (except ANE, BST, LCML & USMC)

Additional Language Options

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Korean; select classes in Spanish

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Select elective classes available in Spanish

Preparation for Further Study

PhD Theology

DMin, DMin Global Ministries (Korean), DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies, ThM Missiology (Korean)

PhD Theology

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

PhD Intercultural Studies

DMiss

DMiss

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*Select emphases are available online. Conact your academic advisor for more information.

**ANE: Ancient Near Eastern Studies; BST: Biblical Studies and Theology; LCML: El Liderazgo en la Comunidad Multicultural Latina, USMC: United States Military Chaplaincy

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

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Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu