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MA in Global Missional Leadership

School of Mission and Theology

Fuller’s Master of Arts in Global Missional Leadership (MAGML) equips global-minded missional leaders who are serving in diverse contexts. This rigorous degree is built on a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on Fuller’s scholarship in missiology, theology, and psychology, providing a robust education that prepares both seasoned and newer intercultural professionals to be impactful leaders in their careers. The MAGML places an emphasis on intentional practices to foster academic, vocational, spiritual, emotional, and cultural formation in students. Fuller’s MAGML is ideal for those wanting advanced training for careers in mission including church planting, urban ministry, and work with the poor, children at risk, and marginalized populations in any society.

Integrated Learning

Apply the disciplines of theology, history, and social sciences to mission

Intercultural Competence

Learn to effectively build relationships across religious, cultural, and ethnic differences

Robust Scholarship

Prepare for a ThM or a doctorate in intercultural studies

Fully Online

Complete your MAGML from anywhere in the world

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Concentrations Designed for Your Unique Calling

Students may choose from three optional concentrations to focus their studies within the MAGML curriculum: Islamic Studies, Intercultural and Urban Studies, or Transforming Leadership. To learn more about how you can customize your MAGML with one of these concentrations, email us at

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Join the Experienced Leaders Cohort

The Experienced Leaders Cohort is designed for seasoned missional leaders with cross-cultural ministry leadership experience. This unique opportunity provides for more robust and grounded dialogue between students who can reflect together on the dynamics of real-world ministry engagement. As students move together through a sequence of courses, the cohort offers a natural place for networking and mutual support between students and professors while encouraging deeper spiritual commitment and fostering fresh strategic thinking.

Sample courses include Cross Cultural Dynamics of Global Leadership; Anthropology for Social Engagement; and Power, Gender/Ethnic Relations & Leadership. Students will enhance their skills in missional leadership to experience greater thriving in their existing roles and/or prepare for greater leadership responsibilities in the future.

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Begin your journey toward the MA in Global Missional Leadership program at Fuller with these three steps: 1) familiarize yourself with the program, 2) learn about admission requirements, and 3) submit your application. Find out more with the Admissions Requirements button below.

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Rigorous Missiological Training

Coursework includes:

  • the intercultural dynamics of Christian faith and witness
  • mission theology and global Christianity
  • the multicultural dimensions of leadership and mentoring
  • interfaith engagement and dialogue
  • dimensions of teaching interculturally
  • a capstone course provides the opportunity for focused and innovative research integrating the range of disciplinary perspectives included in the program around a real-world case study of your choice.
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"I came from the Congo with two passions––evangelism and development––and professors like Bryant Myers and other experienced practitioners helped me bring those together. Fuller gave me opportunities to learn from people who are working in the areas I’m passionate about. It gave me a language behind my passion, preparing me to take a theology of development back to the Congo."
– Patrick Butsapu Kakule (MAICS ’16)

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Almost all Fuller students are eligible for some form of financial aid. Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information. 

Many students use federal financial to finance their education. If you plan on applying for federal loans, you are welcome to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available for U.S. citizens and residents only. Fuller’s federal school code is G01200

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A Place to Go for Something to Do

At the Wooten Center in South Los Angeles, Naomi McSwain uses education to help young people thrive

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Flexibility and Customization

Complete the MAGML fully online, engaging the program’s missiological formation without leaving home, work, or ministry—learning with classmates from across the globe who bring a diversity of perspectives.


For students with less than five years of ministry experience, a one-quarter practicum focused on a specific context of service will be required. For students who meet the ministry experience requirement, a practicum will be optional and count toward the elective portion of the degree.

Tailor Your Degree

Five courses in the degree are electives, allowing you to customize the program by choosing from courses in a variety of areas of interest. For further customization, explore our concentration and cohort options.

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I started at Fuller in 2016 as a student, and began working as an Admissions Counselor in 2019. I am encouraged and energized by the passion shared by my applicants! I love and am humbled by getting to be a small part of an applicants journey into seminary to further their education and goals! I love being active in the sun! Fitness activities I enjoy include running to the beach, playing beach volleyball, movement/lifting classes, of course, at the beach, swimming class…in a pool. Can you tell I love the beach?

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