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.
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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.
Prepare for Multiethnic Ministry with a Supportive Cohort
Fuller’s new Multiethnic Ministries Fall 2020 Cohort is designed for church and ministry leaders who serve in multiethnic contexts. Starting this fall, a select group of students admitted to the Cohort will study primarily online, with one-week visits to Fuller's Houston campus three times per year. This cohort will be led by Fuller faculty member Vince Bantu, who has significant pastoral experience in African American, Asian American, and Hispanic churches, as well as extensive involvement in multicultural urban communities.
Recommended course of study is 2–3 years on campus, or 3–4 years online.
- 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)
“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)
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.
Study in person with world-renowned faculty and a committed community of fellow students at our campuses in Pasadena, California, or Houston, Texas.
Complete your MAT degree on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world, with online courses
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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