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

MAT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

ALL APPLICANTS

  • Application for Admission
  • Reference Forms
    Within the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to list three references:

    • You must provide one (1) reference from a pastor or denominational leader AND two (2) references that are either academic or professional.
  • 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
      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)

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.

  • 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 MATM 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.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International students requiring a student visa to study on campus may apply to the Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 quarters, but Fuller recommends applying to the earliest possible quarter.

The deadline for international students to apply for on-campus studies is:

  • The deadline for Fall ‘21 is June 1, 2021.
  • The deadline for Winter ‘22 is September 1, 2021.
  • The deadline for Spring ‘22 is December 1, 2021
  • The deadline for Summer ‘22 is March 1, 2022

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.

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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.

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