MA in Theology and Ministry
School of Theology
Practical and ministry focused, Fuller’s MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM) offers a guided, experiential program designed to train leaders for positions in the church as well as other spheres. Available on campus or fully online, this degree combines spiritual and vocational formation with rigorous, essential coursework in biblical studies and theology to prepare you to serve in your context. The MATM degree culminates in a supervised apprenticeship so you can integrate and apply your learning in a real-world ministry context.
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Expand Your Ministry Effectiveness
Be equipped with biblical and contextual insights to discuss real-world ministry concerns. Learn to think theologically and practically through a guided curriculum focused on ministry fundamentals and spiritual formation. Meet the demands of your context and your calling with excellence. Apply learned ministry skills, with structured theological reflection, to develop and lead a passion project through a thoughtfully supervised apprenticeship.
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 (3 courses minimum)
- Christian ethics (1 course minimum)
- Ministry – including leadership and communication (3 courses minimum)
- Studying cultural contexts (1 course minimum)
- General electives (5 courses)
- Apprenticeship (3 months, part-time)
“Fuller offered me a broader worldview, fostered my faith, and immersed me in an exceptional program with noteworthy Hispanic and non-Hispanic professors and fellow students.”
– Norma Galvan (MATM ’14)
Prospective MATM 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.
Special Student Status
If you don’t hold an accredited bachelor’s degree but do have substantial ministry experience, you may be eligible to apply to the MA in Theology and Ministry as a Special Student.
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 degree on your own schedule with the right combination of online and on-campus courses.
Cost and Financial Aid
Estimated Tuition cost for the MATM
80 units = $34,000
Cost per quarter unit: $425*
Cost per class (4 quarter units): $1,700*
Total Costs: 80 units = $34,000*
*Additional fees may apply. Tuition rate subject to change.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Almost all Fuller students are eligible for some kind of financial aid. Most Fuller MATM 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 MATM 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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