Master of Divinity
Innovative Leadership Rooted in an Unchanging Gospel
Our most comprehensive master’s degree, Fuller's MDiv—available fully online and on campus—will prepare you for agile, theologically informed leadership—whether you’re called to church ministry, business, nonprofit work, the arts, or a vocation you’re still discerning.
Our graduates are:
The Fuller Cohort Experience
Beginning Fall 2019, incoming students will have the option to complete their degrees in cohorts built around a specific topic. In this innovative cohort model, students can interact with Fuller’s world-class faculty as part of a tight-knit cohort that provides benefits including a tailored course sequence, dedicated cohort advisors, career planning opportunities, and a commitment to whole-life formation.
These cohorts offer new students a topic-focused pathway through the Master of Divinity, MA in Theology and Ministry, MA in Theology, or MA in Intercultural Studies with an elevated level of support from select faculty and staff including: a faculty lead to craft a sequence of topic-oriented courses, an academic advisor to support student success, a spiritual advisor to nurture spiritual growth, and a career advisor to provide vocational resources.
Fuller’s MDiv cultivates your leadership instincts, with core classes that focus on the interpretive, theological, ministry, and contextualization practices necessary to lead in any setting.
You will be formed holistically with a curriculum that integrates discipleship practices – worship and prayer, Christian community, and mission – into your studies.
With a ministry landscape that is forever changing, Fuller’s MDiv prepares you to respond nimbly and resourcefully to God's call in a future that none of us can predict.
Uncompromised academic excellence gives you the theological depth to live out your calling – whether that’s traditional ministry or any vocation – with grounded discernment.
Available Fully Online
With the flexibility of the 100% online option, you can study on campus, online, or any combination that meets your needs and schedule.
Nate Graeser, pictured left, uses his MDiv to help struggling veterans—both as a chaplain and as a leader who rallies communities to come alongside them.
Are you ready to take the next step?
UNMATCHED ACADEMIC PREPARATION
Our MDiv curriculum—revised for a new era—will challenge you to go deep theologically as it forms you spiritually, personally, and globally
- Uncompromised scholarship and biblical grounding
- Faculty who are leading scholars in their disciplines
- Integration of discipleship practices and practical applications
- Updated, tools-oriented biblical language learning
MEET OUR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
John Wiipf discovers his calling in a love for the written word, becoming a world-class bookseller and library curator.
The Community Developer
The Community Developer
Committed to the gospel, Rachel Yu responds to tragedy in Haiti—only to discover a surprising connection with a Fuller classmate.
Seeking integration of faith and art, Tamisha Tyler finds direction and belonging in an immersion course in Orvieto, Italy.
Reaching out to others right where they are, youth pastor Joe Stroup speaks truth through the portal of table-top roll-playing games.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR MDIV
“Theological education is necessarily a venture in the world of interdisciplinarity. The various areas of study within Fuller’s MDiv program provide opportunities for students to tailor this interdisciplinary voyage to suit their particular interests—in my case, Christian ethics—making the journey all the more valuable.”
COLBY TRUESDELL, MDIV STUDENT
“Fuller, through the Brehm Center, was one of five schools in the world that offered a focus on Worship, Theology, and the Arts in the way I was looking for it. Through this, I was able to study the arts as a broad spectrum and in their interaction with theoretical and practical theology.”
REBECCA TESTRAKE, MDIV ’15
Choosing an area of study allows you to fuel your passion and benefit from the rich interdisciplinary resources available in Fuller’s three schools. In our Youth, Family, and Culture courses, for example, you’ll learn from faculty who are leading and shaping the future of youth ministry—respected authors, speakers, researchers, and ministers who will challenge your thinking and practice. Or select from a number of other areas of study, including these:
- Worship, Theology, and the Arts
- Christian Ethics
- Islamic Studies
A radical new level of integrated support helps you discern and prepare for your calling. You’ll get the following plus additional resources: