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Masters Degree Comparison Chart

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MDiv MAT MATM MAICS MAGL
PROGRAM WEBSITE www.full.edu/mdiv www.fuller.edu/mat www.fuller.edu/matm www.fuller.edu/maics www.fuller.edu/magl
SCHOOL School of Theology School of Theology School of Theology School of Intercultural Studies School of Intercultural Studies
TOTAL UNITS 120 units 80 units 80 units 80 units 72 units
DEGREE PREREQUISITES* An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above. An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above. An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above. An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above. An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above.
KEY BENEFITS Provides a full, comprehensive training in biblical studies and theology to open doors for ordination, further academics, parachurch ministry, or service in any vocation. Gives you a solid academic foundation in biblical and theological studies for further academic studies or to inform one's ministry and work in local communities. Forms you for work in the local church or communities through a range of biblical, theological and ministry leadership courses, and through a practicum to help students integrate theory into practice. Prepares students for work or service in cross-cultural or multi-cultural contexts, equipping students with theological, biblical, sociological and anthropological tools. Enriches students' leadership skills and applies newfound insights to students' leadership roles and relationships for holistic formation
COMPLETION TIME 3 - 5 years 2 - 3 years 2 - 3 years 2 - 3 years 2-5 years
FLEXIBILITY On campus (Pasadena, Texas) 100% online On campus (Pasadena, Texas) 100% online On campus (Pasadena, Texas) 100% online On campus (Pasadena, Texas) 100% online
Primarily online (cohort) and two one-week on-campus seminars
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS No No No No Yes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Individuals who want the well-rounded and comprehensive education to prepare for ordination
  • Individuals who want to gain a theological foundation and develop strong leadership skills for traditional ministry or any vocation
  • Current pastors or church leaders who want to enhance their Biblical knowledge and leadership skills
  • Individuals who want to nurture spiritual, personal and vocational formation
  • Individuals who want to prepare for future advanced study
  • Individuals who are seeking theological preparation for any vocation outside professional church-based ministry or chaplaincy
  • Individuals who want to nurture spiritual, personal and vocational formation
  • Individuals who prefer a more curated and guided program focused on ministry leadership
  • Individuals who are eager and inspired to integrate their studies in their vocations
  • Individuals who seek to develop their knowledge in cross-cultural ministry in any context, locally or through the global church
  • Experienced leaders in a church, mission, nonprofit, or business role looking to make a lasting impact on the ministry context
  • Individuals who are motivated to improve their leadership skills to become more effective leaders
LANGUAGE OPTIONS English and Spanish English and Spanish English and Spanish English and Korean English
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DEGREE OUTLINE MDIV Degree Outline MAT Degree Outline MATM Degree Outline MAICS Degree Outline MAGL Degree Outline
FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship,Click here for more information Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship Click here for more information Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship Click here for more information Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship Click here for more information Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarships available for some returning studentsClick here for more information
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Advanced Degree Comparison Chart

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 DMIN  DMISS  PhD Theology PhD Intercultural Studies ThM ThMICS
 SCHOOL School of Theology School of Intercultural Studies School of Theology School of Intercultural Studies School of Theology School of Intercultural Studies
 TOTAL UNITS
  • 48 units for MDIV graduates
  • 60 units for MAT graduates
  • 64 units for MAGL
48 units
72 units
64 Units 32 Units 32 Units
 DEGREE PREREQUISITES A theological master's degree (MDiv, MAT, or MAGL) with at least 72 quarter units (48-semester credits) from an accredited institution with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A master's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Graduate transcripts should include a balance of theology and/or missiology coursework totaling a minimum of 36 quarter units (27 semester units) and include minimum theology and missiology prerequisite coursework.

* Applicants who hold an accredited master's degree but do not meet the above prerequisite coursework requirements may still be considered for admission under DMiss Preparatory Status.

An MDiv or equivalent degree, or an MA degree including two courses each in Greek and Hebrew, from an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. A master's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must have completed at least 80 quarter units of graduate-level coursework of a theological nature that includes at least 20 quarter units (14 semester credits) of missiological coursework, with at least 4 units of each of the following: - Mission theology - Global history of Christianity - Cultural anthropology (or other social sciences theory or method) An MDiv or equivalent degree, or an MA degree with a strong Biblical Studies emphasis, from an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. An ATS-approved MDiv degree or its equivalent, or an accredited MA degree of a theological nature of at least 80 quarter units (54 semester units) and the completion of no less than 48 quarter units (32 semester units) of graduate-level theological studies prior to beginning the ThM program, with a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.3 or above.
 KEY BENEFITS Form pastors and other ministry leaders to be reflective and nimble, stretching them theologically and exposing them to new models of ministry. Equips leaders for research and missionally informed action; Applied research with emphasis on introducing positive change in your particular context of service Prepares you for a vocation in theological teaching and scholarship Prepares you for research, writing, and teaching with emphasis on intercultural studies Broaden and deepen your theological knowledge and competencies beyond the Master of Divinity (MDiv) level. Provides students with the missiological framework for research and reflection by building on the biblical, theological, and historical studies gained through their previous work.
COMPLETION TIME 4 - 6 years (part-time) 4 years (part-time) 4-8 years 3-5 years (full-time) 1-2 years 1-2 years
FLEXIBILITY Distance learning program with 4 to 6 one-week on-campus intensives in the Personalized Track. Specific cohorts meet for either one or two weeks on-campus, once a year, depending on the cohort. Primarily online (cohort) and 4 on-campus intensives (3 are two-week and 1 is one-week) On campus (Pasadena); second phase may be completed from a distance On campus (Pasadena) with 18-month minimum requirements On campus (Pasadena) On campus (Pasadena)
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Pastors and ministry leaders with a theological Master's degree from an accredited institution of at least 72 quarter units (or 48-semester credits) who are looking to be further equipped in their ministry call by learning new models of ministry and leadership. - Experienced leaders who want to integrate theory and practical research to develop an individually tailored action plan to effect change in their service context Individuals seeking a career in research and teaching at seminaries, colleges or universities Individuals who are inspired to make a contribution to missiological theory and knowledge Master's degree students who want to pursue advanced study in theological disciplines Individuals with MDiv degree or its equivalent who are motivated to pursue concentrated coursework and do research in one area of missiological study
LANGUAGE OPTIONS English and Spanish English and Korean English English English English and Korean
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FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship www.fuller.edu/dmin Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarships available for some returning students; Click here for more information Some students receive merit-based scholarships. Click here for more information Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarship. Click here for more information No Scholarships Need-based scholarship, Merit-based scholarships available for some returning students. Click here for more information
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Psychology Degree Comparison Chart

MSMFT PhD Clinical Psychology PsyD
 SCHOOL School of Psychology School of Psychology School of Psychology
TOTAL UNITS 98 units

104 units if pursuing licensing

298 units 242 units
DEGREE
PREREQUISITES
An accredited bachelor's degree and/or master's/doctoral degree with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above. An accredited bachelor's degree with required psychology and statistics prerequisite coursework. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or higher is considered competitive. An accredited bachelor's degree with required psychology and statistics prerequisite coursework. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or higher is considered competitive.
 KEY BENEFITS Forms you to serve as a skilled therapist and spiritually grounded therapist or counselor who will guide others to healing and wholeness. Forms you to serve as a skilled clinical practitioner and research interpreter with a theological understanding that richly informs your work. Give you unique training in the integration of psychology and theology, and will provide you with a unique opportunity to receive training working with clients from diverse population groups. Forms you to serve as a skilled clinical practitioner and research interpreter with a theological understanding that richly informs your work. Give you unique training in the integration of psychology and theology, and will provide you with a unique opportunity to receive training working with diverse population groups.
COMPLETION
TIME
2 - 3 years 6 years 5 years
FLEXIBILITY On campus (Pasadena, Arizona) On campus (Pasadena) On campus (Pasadena)
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS Yes Yes Yes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Individuals who hold an accredited bachelors degree and would like to pursue a career in clinical practice Individuals who would like preparation for careers focusing on 1) teaching and conducting research at major universities 2) working on interdisciplinary teams at hospitals and clinics and 3) independent private practice. Individuals who would like preparation for careers focusing on 1) independent private practice 2) working on interdisciplinary teams in hospitals and clinics and 3) teaching at the graduate school level.
LANGUAGE OPTIONS English English English
APPLICATION DEADLINE 3 years (full-time)5 years (part-time) 2 years (full-time)3 years (part-time) 2 years (full-time)3 years (part-time)
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