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You may have a specific program in mind from the start, or you may not. This is the time to find out all you can about our three schools and the degrees they offer. Explore our website; talk to an admissions counselor and any Fuller students and alumni you know; visit campus, meet faculty and ask questions; consult with your friends and family. Most important, pray: To what program do you sense God is calling you?

One of the best ways to evaluate your options is to visit the campus you’re interested in: meet faculty, talk to students, and get your questions answered



Pursuing an MDivMATMATMDMinPhD, or other degree from this school will allow you to

  • Study with theologians who are influencers in their disciplines
  • Access innovating centers and initiatives in a range of areas
  • Be stretched through study that is both scholastically rigorous and biblically grounded


As you earn an MSMFTclinical PhDPsyD, or other degree here, you will

  • Learn from scholars and practitioners who integrate faith through all their teaching
  • Access extensive training opportunities and close faculty supervision
  • Participate in leading research unmatched across Christian programs


As a student in the MAICSMAGLDoctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS)PhD in Intercultural Studies, or other program, you will

  • Learn from innovators who shape mission theory and practice
  • Be part of a richly diverse community of mutual learning
  • Engage in study and research closely linked to practical application


Once you know the program you’re aiming for, you’ll look on our website to find out the specific requirements you must meet to apply for that degree: prior education and coursework, testing, the various materials you’ll need to provide.


Now that you’ve checked the application requirements and deadlines for your chosen degree, it’s time to dive into the application process. You’ll ponder and write your essays, ask for transcripts, think about who you’d like to use as references and reach out to those individuals. As you do, you’ll likely be thinking more concretely about how this program will fit into your life.

If you’ve been a Fuller master’s-level student in the past but have not enrolled for four quarters or more, you’ll need to apply for reinstatement or readmission.


Take a look at the costs associated with your program and research the financial resources available to you to cover those costs: scholarships, loans, work study or other employment, personal savings. Gather your financial information, grab some coffee, and find a quiet moment to fill out the FAFSA and other forms you’ll need to submit.


If attending Fuller means relocation for you, it’s not too early to look into housing. You can apply right away—even before you’re admitted—if you’re considering Fuller housing at the Pasadena campus. But whatever your situation you’ll want to explore all the possibilities, looking at external housing listings for the area you’re targeting.

confirm your admission

You’ve been admitted to your program—congratulations! Now that it’s a reality, you’ll be making all the concrete plans that go along with this new step in your life: telling family and friends, perhaps making job changes, hiring a moving van, thinking through all the details that will prepare you for your life as a Fuller student.

Once you pay your deposit you’ll be given a Fuller ID number, which will allow you to access the Quad—Fuller’s online community gathering space, where you’ll find lots of resources and opportunities to start connecting with your fellow students.


If you’re going to be a master’s student in the School of Theology or Intercultural Studies, the Academic Advising team will contact you once you’ve made your deposit. Your personally assigned advisor will introduce you to the broad formational support you’ll be receiving through our Office of Academic Advising: academic advising, apprenticeship or practicum guidance, and other resources. Your academic advisor will stay with you throughout your time at Fuller, checking in with you regularly and answering any questions you have.

start your new life as a fuller student

Check the academic calendar, register for classes, move into your new place if you’re relocating, and begin your new season as a student at Fuller Seminary! In addition to diving into your first quarter of classes, you’ll want to explore the many other ways you can take part in the life of your seminary community:

  • Student groups
  • All-Seminary Council
  • Chapel
  • Pastoral care
  • Vocational discernment

Visit the Quad often for information on these resources and opportunities and much more. Welcome to Fuller!

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If you have any questions or would like more information about the Master of Arts in Theology degree, please contact us.

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