Fuller Theological Seminary is organized into three schools: the School of Theology, School of Psychology and the School of Intercultural Studies. As a graduate-level only institution of higher education, masters and doctoral degrees are offered by the three schools, as well as certificate programs, usually composed of six courses. As the largest seminary in the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Fuller Seminary offers many opportunities to specialize in an area of interest through degree concentrations and often students take courses in more than one school.
The seminary follows a quarter-system academic calendar, with new quarters beginning in September, January, March and June. Most courses carry 4 quarter units of credit. Graduation ceremonies are held in June at the end of the Spring Quarter.
At Fuller's main campus in Pasadena, California, all degree programs are available. Most masters-level programs are also offered at our regional campuses: California Coast, Northern California, Northwest, Southwest, Colorado, and Texas.
In addition, we offer three Flexible Degree options that allow you to complete a degree without relocating to a campus. Other master’s level programs also offer limited online or individualized distance learning options. Degree programs are also offered in Korean and Spanish.
Fuller Theological Seminary has set the following institutional goals. Students will:
Engage in the study of the Bible, theology and spirituality in a way that contributes to following their vocation
Through reflection become aware of the global nature of the Church and how it engages society in local contexts.
Become attentive to the diverse nature of the Church and the world and practiced in engaging with it.
Be equipped to pursue their vocation
Become spiritually formed and committed to the Church’s mission in the world.
Fuller Theological Seminary Student Learning Outcomes:
Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of Christian theology, ministry, and spirituality.
Graduates will be aware of and critically engage ecclesial, societal, and global issues from Christian theological perspectives and demonstrate the ability to make informed choices toward positive change.
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify critical issues of diversity and make appropriate responses.
Graduates will be able to pursue careers consistent with their education.
Graduates will demonstrate the integration of Christian spiritual formation and character.