Three steps begin your journey toward the MA in Intercultural Studies program at Fuller: (1) familiarize yourself with the program, (2) learn about admission requirements, and (3) submit your application.

MAICS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What are the requirements to be a candidate for admission to Fuller Theological Seminary's Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program?

ALL APPLICANTS

  • Completed and signed Application for Admission, including:
    • Essay Responses
      • Religious Autobiography
        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
        Why are you interested in Fuller Theological Seminary and this particular degree program? (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)
      • Statement of Calling
        At this point in your Christian journey, how do you envision your calling to God's mission in the world? (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)
    • A $75 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted online) or a $100 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted via paper)
  • Submission of 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. Applicants who do not hold an accredited bachelor's degree may only apply to the MA in Intercultural Studies degree if they hold an accredited master's or doctoral degree. Note: all transcripts are evaluated in determining admission to Fuller master's degree programs.
  • Three reference forms: one from a pastor or denominational leader and two that are either academic or professional
  • If you are interested in taking any classes in English and your native language is not English, please click here for English language requirements.

U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, you must submit a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) to the Office of Admissions. No Declaration of Financial Support is required.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, you must apply 3-6 months prior to beginning on-campus coursework (this will give you sufficient time to complete the admissions process and immigration requirements). You must verify your immigration status with the International Services Office. Those seeking a F-1 or J-1 visa from Fuller must submit a satisfactory Declaration of Financial Support prior to beginning residential coursework. Please click here for additional information.

PAYING FOR GRAD SCHOOL

Attending seminary is an investment in your future. We want to help you see more concretely what it costs to pursue a degree at Fuller, as well as the kinds of support available to you to potentially offset that cost. Click here to find average tuition for each of our programs, a cost estimator to help you calculate your approximate total expenses, and several questions and answers about your financial aid options with links to more information.

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Notification Dates
Applicants are notified of admission decisions, in most cases, around four weeks following the completion of an application file. Some programs require that an enrollment deposit be paid within 30 days of notification of acceptance. The enrollment deposit will be applied toward the first quarter's tuition and is nonrefundable.