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MA in Theology

School of Mission and Theology

Fuller’s MA in Theology (MAT) 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 MAT’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 MAT 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.

In-Depth

Intellectual Foundation

80 Units

Quarter System

Study with faculty like these:

David Taylor

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY AND CULTURE

Kyong-Jin Lee

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES

Oscar García-Johnson

ASSISTANT PROVOST FOR THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HISPANIC CHURCH AND COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY AND LATINO/A STUDIES

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Announcing the Redesigned MA in Theology

Fuller Seminary is pleased to announce a new curriculum for the MA in Theology (MAT) degree in the School of Mission and Theology. Prompted by the guiding values of Fuller’s strategic plan, FULLER NEXT, the MAT program has been rebuilt to maximize students’ training and formation as leaders for a new era in the church…

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Kyong Jin Lee

Deep and Nuanced Learning

Refine your theological and philosophical understanding while exploring your own specialized interests in depth. In Fuller’s MAT, 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 MAT 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 MAT studies to focus on a particular discipline area in preparation for PhD work.

Vince Bantu

Curriculum

Recommended course of study is 3–4 years online.

The MA in Theology 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 admissions@fuller.edu).

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

Click on the degree outline below to explore more curriculum details.

Daniel Lee

Concentrations

Students can choose one of the following concentrations, or they can choose elective courses to meet their own educational goals. Questions about MAT concentrations? Email us at admissions@fuller.edu.

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“Fuller’s MAT 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 MAT 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 (MAT ’13)

Joel Green

Admission Requirements

Prospective MAT students should have a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral 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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Combining her theological training from Fuller with an education in social entrepreneurship from USC, MAT alum Meghan Easley helps new ventures do “extreme good” in their work

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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.

Presidential Leadership Scholarship

President's Leadership Scholarship

Fuller is excited to announce the President’s Leadership Scholarship, a generous new financial scholarship offering recipients $2,700 in scholarship support per term. In concert with a program-specific scholarship, the President’s Leadership Scholarship provides approximately 75 percent tuition support or more for select Master of Divinity (MDiv), MA in Theology (MAT), MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM), and MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS) students who begin their studies at Fuller in Fall 2022.

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