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Academic Programs

Fuller offers 16 degree programs to meet a range of needs-preparation for ministry or further education, personal or spiritual enrichment, and everything in between.

Degree Programs

Students can also choose from a breadth of flexible and online study plans. You can take all of your classes on-campus, combine online and on-campus courses, or complete your MDiv, MTS, MAGML, or MATM degree fully online. All programs offer a range of class formats to choose from as well. Three programs are offered fully in the Korean language, one fully in Spanish, and one Spanish/English bilingual degree.

School of Mission and Theology Programs

Masters Level Programs

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This rigorous program forms students holistically for agile, biblically grounded leadership in the church, the marketplace, and society at large

MA in Theological Studies (MTS)

One of our most flexible degrees, the MTS allows students to dive deeper into a specific area of interest while preparing them for advanced theological study if they wish

MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM)

This program combines practical learning with biblical studies to equip students to serve in a church, nonprofit, or other setting with theological and cultural competence

MA in Justice and Advocacy (MJA)

Providing a formational education for those enacting God’s call to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God” in their vocational contexts

MA in Global Missional Leadership (MAGML)

Emphasizing holistic formation, this program prepares you for informed intercultural engagement, locally or globally

ThM in Theology

This program enables theology graduates to broaden and deepen their theological knowledge and competencies, and to focus on an area of specialization

ThM in Intercultural Studies

Enabling practitioners to pursue concentrated coursework in one area of missiological study

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

This practice-oriented doctorate equips pastors and others in ministry with new levels of theological discernment and leadership skills to be more reflective, effective practitioners

Doctor of Global Leadership (DGL)

Equipping experienced leaders to integrate theory and practical research to effect change in their context of service

PhD in Theology

The highest degree Fuller offers, the PhD prepares students for teaching and scholarship, with opportunities for focused research in a specific theological area

PhD in Intercultural Studies

The highest credential we offer, the PhD provides students the opportunity to design, develop, and complete a customized research plan


Christian Studies

This flexible, six-course program is customizable to a student's needs and interests, and can be applied to a future degree if desired.

Church Planting

Fuller’s Certificate in Church Planting helps aspiring church planters to discern whether they're called and which city they are called to plant in.

School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy Programs
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Academic Centers and Institutes

Fuller's academic centers and institutes are at the forefront in a range of specialized areas, preparing leaders to bring a Christ-centered worldview to their contexts with sensitivity and nuance.

Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry
Center for Advanced Theological Studies
Center for Missiological Research
Chinese Studies Center
Global Research Institute
Centro Latino
Korean Studies Center (한국어 프로그램)
Travis Research Institute
William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies

It's not just what you study, it's who you study with.

Our current faculty build upon the outstanding scholarship of our emeritus faculty, whose leadership continues to influence the church and its mission worldwide.

Joel Green

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Fuller Seminary is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for our entire community. That commitment carries intentionally into our academic programs where we are working to create a richer and more diverse foundation to our theological and psychological programs both by recruiting a diverse faculty and staff and by reforming the programs themselves.

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