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MA in Theology

School of Theology

Customizable and foundational, Fuller’s MA in Theology program offers the academic groundwork to prepare for further academic study, or to enrich theological reflection in relation to any vocation where a committed follower of Jesus might find themselves. Available either on campus or fully online, this degree allows you to immerse yourself in biblical and theological studies, spiritual formation, and church history while tailoring your studies to focus on one of our faculty’s many areas of interest.

Customizable

Intellectual Foundation

80 Units

Quarter System

Study with faculty like these:

David Taylor

DIRECTOR OF BREHM TEXAS AND ASSISTANT 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

Explore other members of our renowned School of Theology faculty.

Carly Crouch

Deep and Nuanced Learning

Refine your theological and philosophical understanding while exploring your own specialized interests in depth. Uncover the theological urgency of your unique calling and context. Design your program to focus on your chosen area of interest—including ethics, youth and culture, theology and the arts, and more—and choose to study on campus or online.

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 2–3 years on campus, or 3–4 years online.

Coursework includes:

  • Biblical studies and exegesis (4 courses minimum)
  • Theological studies—including systematic theology and church history (4 courses minimum)
  • Christian ethics (1 course minimum)
  • General electives (8 courses)
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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 must 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.

On Campus

Study in person with world-renowned faculty and a committed community of fellow students at our campuses in Pasadena, California, or Houston, Texas.

Fully Online

Complete your MAT degree on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world, with online courses

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Redemptive Entrepreneur

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

Ahmi Lee

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Almost all Fuller students are eligible for some kind of financial aid. Most Fuller MA in Theology students are eligible for the Charles E. Fuller Annual Scholarship, which is awarded based on financial need and covers up to 15 percent of the cost of tuition. Incoming MAT students may be considered for merit-based scholarships. US Citizens and Permanent Residents may also apply for US federal aid and work study.

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Payton Lectures

Featuring Willie Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School.

April 1–2, 2020
Fuller Seminary, Pasadena

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