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Master of Divinity

School of Mission and Theology

Fuller’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) offers definitive training for agile, effective church leaders in an ever-changing world.

The MDiv is also available as a Spanish bilingual degree

Indispensable education

for church leaders and chaplains

Practical training

learn to integrate theology in everyday life

Customizable

choose a concentration for your calling

120 Quarter Units

graduate in as little as 3 years
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Announcing Fuller’s Redesigned MDiv Program

Fuller Theological Seminary is pleased to announce our redesigned Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. A flagship degree program since Fuller’s beginnings, the MDiv has been reimagined for a new generation of leaders in an ever-changing world.

A significant change to the MDiv is a new sequencing structure created in response to students asking for more guidance at the beginning of the degree. Now incoming MDiv students will... + Read More

Daneil Lee

New MDiv Concentrations Designed for Your Unique Calling

Students may choose from five optional concentrations to focus their studies within Fuller's world-class MDiv curriculum: Asian American Ministry, Biblical Studies, Black Church Studies, Chaplaincy, or Leadership in Times of Change. To learn more about how you can customize your MDiv with one of these concentrations, email us at admissions@fuller.edu.

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Earn Your MDiv in Pasadena

For Master of Divinity students who desire comprehensive theological training within an in-person community setting, the new Pasadena MDiv Cohort will offer a unique study opportunity on the historic Fuller Pasadena campus beginning in Fall 2022.

Pasadena MDiv Cohort students will move together through a thoughtfully curated sequence of courses that include in-depth biblical studies, theology from diverse voices, practical ministry preparation, and relevant resources from the fields of psychology and marriage and family therapy. Additionally, the cohort itself will foster a tight-knit and enriching community as you share the learning experience at seminary together.

For international students: Email admissions@fuller.edu to learn more about how students admitted to this cohort are eligible for residential visas.

Pasadena MDiv Cohort Scholarship

This new scholarship is available for Master of Divinity (MDiv) students who desire comprehensive theological training within an in-person community setting, the new Pasadena MDiv Cohort offers the opportunity to study on Fuller Seminary’s historic Pasadena campus beginning in Fall 2022.

In combination with the MDiv program scholarship, this scholarship offers up to 76% tuition support for select students pursuing MDiv studies on the Pasadena campus in the MDiv Cohort. In addition, Pasadena MDiv Cohort Scholarship recipients living in Fuller Housing will receive a housing credit of $1000 per month. 

A faculty-led scholarship committee will select scholarship recipients who have been admitted to the Pasadena MDiv Cohort using the following criteria: (1) The student’s admissions application materials demonstrate excellent potential for effective ministry in a context of particular need; and (2) The student’s personal household income indicates significant financial need, as verified through the student’s submission of an Income Verification Form. 

Admitted Pasadena MDiv Cohort students may apply for these opportunities by submitting an application at scholarships.fuller.edu along with a required Income Verification Form by June 10, 2022.

For international students: Email admissions@fuller.edu to learn more about how students admitted to this cohort are eligible for residential visas.

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Study with faculty like these:

Alexia Salvatierra

Assistant Professor of Mission and Global Transformation

Soong-Chan Rah

Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism

Joel B. Green

Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies

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"I was drawn to the MDiv program because of it's holistic and robust nature. On a deeper level, the MDiv continues to broaden my understanding of the breadth of the Bible and the character of God, in turn, stirring my passion for social justice."
Gabriella Bontrager (Current Student)

Marianne Meye Thompson

Unmatched Academic Preparation

Taught by renowned scholar-practitioners, Fuller’s rigorous MDiv program integrates theological reflection, interdisciplinary perspectives, spiritual formation, and practical skills to equip graduates for holistic leadership. The Master of Divinity is the gold standard in preparation for those seeking ordination, a career in chaplaincy, or doctoral-level theological study.

Vince Bantu

Curriculum Overview

The MDiv program can take as little as 2.5 years, but is normally completed in 3–5 years. Fuller’s new MDiv curriculum builds a strong and comprehensive foundation for students who are leading or plan to lead congregations and nonprofit organizations, covering a wide range of subjects including biblical studies, communication, systematic theology, pastoral care, church history, and spiritual formation. At the same time, the degree allows students to tailor their MDiv experience to their specific context with specialized course offerings, providing focused preparation for their individual calling and career.

Coursework includes:

Foundational Courses (24 units): The first 24 units of the MDiv program introduce students to the keystone concepts and reasoning skills needed to engage in advanced courses

Bible, Theology, Ministry, and Mission (72 units): Building on the foundational reasoning developed at the beginning of the program, MDiv students engage in a variety of courses that develop essential knowledge and habits for pastoral and other ministry professions

Advanced Electives (24 units): Students have the opportunity to customize their MDiv degree by choosing elective courses that provide practical and context-determined training for their own calling and life

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A Beautiful Tension

After living life her way for 40 years, MDiv alum Ines Franklin found Christ—and a calling that had been there all along

Kara Powell

Admission Requirements

Prospective MDiv 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.

Fully Online

Fuller is leading the way in online learning modalities, with experience delivering rigorous, engaging, and relational degree programs to students all over the globe. Complete your MDiv degree from anywhere in the world with online courses.

On Campus

In-person and hybrid instruction will be available on our campuses in Pasadena, California, or Houston, Texas.* Contact admissions for more information about on campus options at admissions@fuller.edu.

*In person instruction will resume when safe and permissible to do so in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health guidelines.

Oscar Garcia Johnson

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. Use the button below to learn more about this scholarship, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, use the button below.

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