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MA in Theological Studies

School of Mission and Theology

Fuller’s MA in Theological Studies (MTS) provides a well-rounded, rigorous program that prepares students for further academic study and to be thought leaders in the contexts to which they are called. The MTS curriculum allows students to first build a foundation of knowledge before progressing to more advanced studies, and includes courses in missiology and the psychological sciences for a holistic understanding of theology. Graduates of Fuller’s MTS possess deep intellectual insight into the ideas impacting our world, and are able to lead others in thinking theologically and biblically about the issues of our time.


Intellectual Foundation

80 Units

Quarter System

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Deep and Nuanced Learning

Refine your theological and philosophical understanding while exploring your own specialized interests in depth. In Fuller’s MTS, you will uncover the theological urgency of your unique calling and context, and can even choose an optional concentration—including ethics, world Christianity, theology and the arts—to further focus your studies. The MTS is available fully online so you can complete your degree while staying in your ministry or community context. If you wish to incorporate in-person study experiences, you may also choose from select courses available on campus in consultation with your academic advisor.

Preparing for advanced study? Choose to customize your MTS studies to focus on a particular discipline area in preparation for PhD work.

Vince Bantu


The MA in Theological Studies may be completed in two years at a full time pace. Taking fewer than three courses per quarter will extend the duration of the program. Connect with an admissions counselor to discern the best pace for you!

Coursework includes:

  • Foundational courses (24 units) - Students complete a set of shared foundations courses before moving to the second phase of the program and more advanced courses. Each of these foundational courses draws on a specific expertise intrinsic to Fuller Seminary and cultivates transformative habits of thinking and doing
  • Bible, Theology, Church History, and Ethics courses (20 units) - Targeted coursework that orients students in these central theological disciplines
  • Advanced electives (32 units) - Choose from an array of upper-level courses to expand one’s grasp of theological and missiological studies or to complete a concentration
  • Capstone course (4 units)

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Students can choose one of six optional concentrations to focus their studies on an area of interest, or select other elective courses that meet their educational goals. Questions about MTS concentrations? Email us at

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“Fuller’s MTS program taught me not what to think, but how to think. It created space for me to be captivated by God’s story in such a way that I couldn't help but dive deeper into my study and practice. The MTS not only helped me to identify my calling, it equipped me with the tangible resources and networks to be sent into it with both conviction and expertise.”
– Jonathan Huckins (MTS ’13)

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Admission Requirements

Prospective MTS students should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and submit an application for admission with the required documentation. Find out more with the Admission Requirements button below.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 all US citizens and residents only. Fuller’s federal school code is G01200

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