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’s newly redesigned 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.
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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.
Recommended course of study is 3–4 years online.
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 (please email email@example.com).
- 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
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Students can choose one of the following concentrations, or they can choose elective courses to meet their own educational goals. Questions about MTS concentrations? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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)
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Almost all Fuller students are eligible for some kind of financial aid. New Student Scholarships vary by program and quarter. Contact your Admissions Counselor for more information about scholarships you may qualify for. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may also apply for U.S. federal aid and work-study.
MAT Impact Scholarship
Fuller is pleased to announce the new MA in Theological Studies Impact Scholarship, a generous new scholarship offering select recipients roughly 60 percent in scholarship support, available to eligible incoming MA in Theological Studies (MTS) students beginning Fall 2022 and beyond. This competitive scholarship is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria and commit to completing the MTS degree program at a pace of 8 or 12 units per quarter. Admitted MA in Theological Studies students will be considered by a scholarship committee on the basis of the contents of their admissions application. To learn more about this scholarship, the eligibility requirements, and the notification timeline, please reach out to email@example.com.
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