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Shaping Innovative Leaders for Vocations in Church and Society

The School of Mission and Theology offers students indispensable education for effective leadership in vocations in ministry, missions, the marketplace, and beyond. A rigorous curriculum that integrates biblical learning, theological training, and missiological perspectives equips School of Mission and Theology (SMT) graduates to make an impact in their unique context and calling.

The School of Mission and Theology was formerly the Schools of Theology and Intercultural Studies.

Contextual and Holistic

Christ-Centered

Mission-Focused

It’s not just what you study, it’s who you study with.

The School of Mission and Theology faculty includes renowned scholars in the areas of biblical studies, missiology, systematic theology, intercultural studies, practical ministry, and transformational development, whose groundbreaking books and articles raise and respond to the important questions of our time. Yet we approach our teaching vocation dialogically, also seeking to listen to and learn from those we teach.

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Master's Degree Programs

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This rigorous program forms students holistically for agile, biblically grounded leadership in the church, the marketplace, and society at large

MA in Theology (MAT)

One of our most flexible degrees, the MAT allows students to dive deeper into a specific area of interest while preparing them for advanced theological study if they wish

MA in Theology and Ministry (MATM)

This program combines practical learning with biblical studies to equip students to serve in a church, nonprofit, or other setting with theological and cultural competence

MA in Justice and Advocacy (MJA)

Providing a formational education for those enacting God’s call to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God” in their vocational contexts

MA in Intercultural Studies (MAICS)

Emphasizing holistic formation, this program prepares you for informed intercultural engagement, locally or globally

MA in Global Leadership (MAGL)

Experienced leaders strengthen and sharpen their ministry in context through this primarily online, cohort-based program

Advanced Degree Programs
Certificate Programs
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Academic Centers for Focused Study

Fuller’s academic centers and institutes offer specialized resources for the context to which you are called. Click on a center below to learn more.

Center for Advanced Theological Studies
Center for Missiological Research
Global Research Institute
Centro Latino
William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies
풀러 코리안센터
Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry
Chinese Studies Center

Annual Lectures

Missiology

Missiology Lectures

This annual lectureship features leading Christian scholars who engage important contemporary themes from missiological, intercultural, or development perspectives. The Missiology Lectures occur in the Fall Quarter. Combined with the Integration Symposium in the Winter Quarter, and the Payton Lectures in the Spring Quarter, these lectureships are a venue for the interdisciplinary thinking and inquiry that is a hallmark of Fuller Seminary.

Payton

Payton Lectures

This annual lectureship features leading Christian scholars who engage important contemporary themes from biblical, theological, or practical perspectives. The Payton Lectures occur in the Spring Quarter. Combined with the Missiology Lectures in the Fall Quarter and the Integration Symposium in the Winter Quarter, these lectureships are a venue for the interdisciplinary thinking and inquiry that is a hallmark of Fuller Seminary.

Past Payton and Missiology Lectures on FULLER studio

Discover resources for engaging theological and missiological studies on FULLER studio.

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