Thinking of pursuing a PhD or
ThM degree? Interested in graduate study that challenges you
academically and takes seriously your formation for a life of service?
These are hallmarks of the CATS community.
CATS draws on the significant resources of Fuller Seminary’s world-class faculty. Thirty-five faculty from across the School of Theology are directly involved in the work of CATS,
and other faculty from the Schools of Theology, Intercultural Studies,
and Psychology participate in seminars, directed reading courses, and
CATS supports faculty mentors devoted to the academic and vocational formation of our students.
Our faculty recognize that the cultivation of academic leaders in the
service of the church involves rigorous study as well as issues of
formation and discipleship.
CATS encourages a vibrant community of more than 135 graduate students.
With outstanding graduate students in every theological discipline,
opportunities for discussion within one’s own discipline and across
disciplines is possible. In some fields of study, informal reading
groups are already in place. Student initiative in cultivating these or
additional groups is always welcome.
CATS provides access to the resources of the world’s largest theological seminary.
With some 4,000 students, Fuller Seminary is the world’s largest
theological seminary – with regular opportunities for interaction with
visiting lecturers or for participation in an enormous range of
activities for learning and reflection.
CATS allows for uncommon creativity and contextualization in key areas of study.
The size and strength of its faculty, the flexibility of its degree
programs, its proximity to cutting-edge intellectuals and
practitioners, and its multicultural and international context make CATS unusually hospitable to student initiative in formulating the direction of their programs.
CATS includes a wide range of program concentrations and seminar offerings. CATS
students choose to major in one of ten fields of study, and often
select a minor as well. They can choose among more than twenty graduate
seminars offered each academic year.