When do cohorts start and when should I apply?

With the enormous interest in this program, we have over 30 Master of Arts in Global Leadership cohorts studying together. Currently, we open a new cohort every fall and spring.

MAGL currently does not launch a winter or summer cohort. We seek to honor the applications that come in early for both fall and spring cohorts. Rather than make those applicants wait across the summer and winter before receiving an admission decision, the MAGL now offers an early application deadline whereby applicants can know prior to the start of summer or winter quarter if they are accepted into the MAGL program. This also affords Special or Probation admit students who may require the ST511 course to enroll for it in summer or winter and, upon successful completion of that course, be in a position to start with an upcoming cohort .

Application Deadlines

When considering which cohort to apply to, applicants should consider the on-campus seminar dates for each cohort. Students are required to attend the seminars as part of the residency requirements for the program.

You can apply online (recommended) or contact Fuller's Office of Admissions to receive a paper application in the mail. At this website, you will also be able to print application forms or request other material from Fuller Seminary.

Be sure to specify that you want to apply for the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program.

You may also call the Fuller Office of Admissions to request an application: 1-800-AFULLER (1-800-238-5537) or 626-584-5400.

How should I apply for the MAGL if I am not able to start studying with the next cohort?

All applicants should indicate the academic quarter in which they wish to start their MAGL studies. This will be taken into account in processing applications.

What if I do not hold an accredited bachelor's degree but still would like to apply to the MAGL?

Fuller recognizes that there may be applicants whose gifts and calling have been verified by the church but who have not earned an accredited bachelor's or master's degree. Such applicants may be considered for admission to the MAGL as Special Students. Candidates for admission as Special Students are required to demonstrate a likelihood for success in a graduate course of studies at Fuller. In addition, MAGL applicants must have at least 4 years of significant ministry experience (10 hours per week or more) and be actively engaged in a leadership role. Special Students are initially admitted on probation, but may eventually be removed from probation and Special Student status if they are in good standing.

How much does the program cost? Is Financial Aid available?

The tuition rate for a 4-unit Master¹s Level course in the MAGL for Summer 2015-Spring 2016 is $1,520.00. The program consists of 18 courses, usually studied at the rate of 4 units (1 course) per quarter over a period of 4-5 years, which results in a total of $27,360.00 USD. Students should estimate approximately $1000 for each of the their two-week on campus seminar room and board expenses [two, 2-week seminars for a total of $2000]

Fuller offers MAGL students need and merit based scholarships, need based grants, and student loans.
Acceptance into the MAGL program alone does not qualify a student for tuition assistance; students must apply for aid each year in order to be considered for financial awards.

Types of Grants/Scholarships: You Must Submit an Application! Awards are for 1 year. You must apply each year.

EVERYONE should complete Fuller's Financial Aid Application (FAAP). This qualifies you to then apply for all other aid.

NOTE: You cannot simply apply for scholarships without first completing a FAAP.

  • Charles E. Fuller: normally @ 15% tuition awarded based on financial need to those who qualify.
  • Assorted Endowed Scholarships: applications accepted only in ~ early March and are for Returning students (in 2nd year and beyond); this is the one time of the year to apply for any scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Remember you must complete the FAAP - Fuller Financial Aid Application along with any scholarship application(s).

Apply for Financial Aid

Please select the appropriate Financial Aid Year from the tabs below.

The 2014-2015 financial aid year is comprised of Summer 2014 quarter through Spring 2015 quarter (June 23, 2014 - June 14, 2015).

The 2015-2016 financial aid year is comprised of Summer 2015 quarter through Spring 2016 quarter (June 22, 2015 - June 12, 2016).

2015-2016 Financial Aid Year

To apply for Financial Aid for 2015-2016 (Summer 2015 through Spring 2016):

1. Fill out the Fuller Financial Aid Application for 2015-2016.

2. Fill out the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Fuller's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is G01200.

Note: International Students (i.e. those who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents) cannot fill out the FAFSA and do not need to do so.

2014-2015 Financial Aid Year

To apply for Financial Aid for 2014-2015 (Summer 2014 through Spring 2015):

1. Fill out the Fuller Financial Aid Application for 2014-2015.

2. Fill out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Fuller's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is G01200.

Note: International Students (i.e. those who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents) cannot fill out the FAFSA and do not need to do so.

How long does the program take?

The length of the program depends on the individual. The program can be completed between two and ten years of study. Most students prefer to take 5 years to finish their degrees.

To whom should I go for help?

Thinking About Applying?

Questions about the MAGL program, application/completing application/application deadlines? Kreddow Savetsaranee - Admissions Counselor for MAGL program. kreddow@fuller.edu 626.584.5419
Questions about financial aid/paying your tuition? Student Financial Services sfs@fuller.edu 626.584.5421
Questions about the F-1 Visa? International Students Office hpurtee@fuller.edu 626.584.5395

Fuller's main, toll-free number is: 800.235.2222. You may reach any 626 area code office at Fuller by asking for the respective department.

MAGL Office in Colorado Springs: 719.636.9700 or magl@fuller.edu

I am an International Student - What do I need to know?

As an international student, in order to be admitted to Fuller, you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if English is not your first language. A score of 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test) on the TOEFL examination is required to begin courses.

A student may petition to waive the TOEFL requirement if a baccalaureate degree was earned recently from a recognized institution where English was the language of instruction. For further details regarding a waiver, the student should email the Admissions Department.

Visa Requirements

MAGL students are required to attend two 2-week seminars as part of their coursework for the MAGL program.

According to the U.S. Department of State, if you are going to the U.S. and your course of study is more than 18 hours a week, you will need a student [F-1] visa. This rule also applies to students in any of the tourist visa waiver countries.

All "non-U.S. citizen" international students will need visa documents (I-20) from Fuller to enter the United States on a student visa. These students are also required to submit a financial guarantee. The financial guarantee must be from the source(s) that will actually provide the funds for study and living expenses.

For Seminar 1 in Colorado Springs: The MAGL office will contact you with all the pertinent information on the Visa process; magl@fuller.edu. You may also see the International Services Office under the "F1 Colorado MAGL Students" tab.

For Seminar 2 in Pasadena: The International Students Office (ISO) will contact you regarding your visa requirements to attend the 2nd seminar. You can reach the International Services office by calling 626-584-5395 or by emailing iso@fuller.edu.

NOTE: for BOTH seminars, Visa students need to show financial support only for the quarter they will be on campus, not for an entire year of study. A four-unit seminar (e.g. Seminar 1: 2 unit ML582A, 2 unit MT500A) is currently $1480.

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Pasadena, CA 91182