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The MA in Global Leadership (MAGL) program is designed for practitioners with at least four years of significant ministry experience (10 hours per week or more) who are actively engaged in a leadership role.

The following are requirements for completing the application process:

  • Application for Admission
  • Reference Forms
    Within the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to list three (3) references.

    • You must provide one (1) reference from a pastor or denominational leader AND two (2) references that are either academic or professional. (Applicants to the Spring 2020 MAGL Cohort need only submit one (1) reference from a pastor or denominational leader.)
  • Essay Responses
    Once you have completed the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to upload and submit your essay responses to the following questions into the application portal.

    • Religious Autobiography
      Your response should convey an accurate current representation of yourself, your Christian experiences, and the relationship of future life goals to your study at Fuller. It will also serve as a writing sample to assist the Admissions Committee in determining academic potential and possible scholarship eligibility. Reflect on your past Christian experience, including the most significant spiritual event/influence in your life, the role of Christ in your religious experience, your involvement in Christian service, and your reason(s) for attending your church. (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)
    • Statement of Purpose
      A. Briefly evaluate your personal ministry, identifying perceived strengths as well as areas needing improvement.
      B. What specific aspects of the MA in Global Leadership program appealed to you?
      C. Connecting your responses to A) and B), how do you hope the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program will address the areas you identified as needing improvement? How do you hope the program might sharpen your strengths?

      If you are bilingual in English and Spanish and wish to take coursework in both languages, you will be required to submit some of the required essays in Spanish as well as English.

    • Resumé of Ministry Experience
      • Provide a resumé listing your professional experience which demonstrates that you have at least four (4) years of significant ministry experience (10 hours per week or more) and are actively engaged in a leadership role. Please provide the name of the organization, title of your position, a brief description of duties, and years of employment.
  • Official Transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended, including a transcript showing a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above.
      • All transcripts are evaluated in determining admission to Fuller master's degree programs.
      • If you do not currently hold an accredited bachelor's or master's degree or will not receive an accredited bachelor's or master's degree before the desired term of entry, you may be eligible to apply to the program as a Special Student. Click here for more information.
  • Application Fee
    • A $75 non-refundable application fee is required for applicants applying online.  You may pay your application fee online with a U.S. credit card, PayPal, check, money order, or international bank transfer.
  • English Language Requirements
    • If you are interested in taking any classes in English and your native language is not English, please click here for English language requirements.


Application deadlines for upcoming MAGL cohorts may be found by clicking here.


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