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.

 Cohort 34: Spring 2014 Start

 
 
 Seminar I   Summer 2014
 July 14-25, 2014
 Colorado Springs, CO
 Seminar II  Winter 2016 
 February 8-19, 2016
  Pasadena, CA

 Cohort 35: Fall 2014 Start


 
 Seminar I   Winter 2015
 January 26- February 6, 2015
 Colorado Springs, CO
 Seminar II  Summer 2016
July 25-August 5, 2016
   Pasadena, CA

 Cohort 36: Spring 2015 Start

  
 Seminar I   Summer 2015 July 13-24, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO
  Seminar II  Winter 2017   February 6-17, 2017 Pasadena, CA

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 2014-Spring 2015 is $1,480.00. 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 $26,640.00 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.

  • Charles E. Fuller: normally @ 15% tuition awarded based on financial need to those who qualify.
  • Assorted 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.
  • Clinton Fund: Living Internationally? This is the MAGL fund-raised fund. Awards are based upon the funding available at the time of the award year (March/April) to students who show need. Fund raising is year round.

Apply for Financial Aid

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

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

The 2013-2014 year is comprised of Summer 2013 quarter through Spring 2014 quarter (June 24, 2013 - June 13, 2014).

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.

2013-2014 Financial Aid Year

To apply for Financial Aid for 2013-2014 (Summer 2013 through Spring 2014):

1. Fill out the Fuller Financial Aid Application for 2013-2014.

2. Fill out the 2013-2014 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? Katy Johnston - Admissions Counselor for MAGL program. katy-adm@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?

Admissions
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.

MAGL Student FAQ's

MAGL Student FAQ's

Is financial aid available?

The current tuition rate for a 4-unit Masters Level course in the MAGL is $1,460.00. 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 $26,280.00 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 automatically 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.

  • Charles E. Fuller: normally @ 15% tuition (free money) awarded based on financial need to those who qualify.
  • Assorted Scholarships: applications are accepted once per year, 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.

Clinton Fund: Living Internationally? This is the MAGL fund-raised fund. Awards are based upon the funding available at the time of the award year (March/April) to students who show need. Fund raising is year round. Clinton Fund questions may be posed to: alyz@fuller.edu

Students are encouraged to fund raise for their tuition and seminar expenses in addition to any awards they might receive from Fuller Seminary.

Apply for Financial Aid

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

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

The 2013-2014 year is comprised of Summer 2013 quarter through Spring 2014 quarter (June 24, 2013 - June 13, 2014).

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.

2013-2014 Financial Aid Year

To apply for Financial Aid for 2013-2014 (Summer 2013 through Spring 2014):

1. Fill out the Fuller Financial Aid Application for 2013-2014.

2. Fill out the 2013-2014 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.

Where can I find help?

Financial Aid/Paying Your Tuition Student Financial Services sfs@fuller.edu 626.584.5421
Registration, Student Handbook, Academic Calendar, Commencement Registrar registration@fuller.edu 626.584.5408
Moodle Courses Distributed Learning moodle@fuller.edu 626.584.5266
Student Visa- Pasadena International Services Office hpurtee@fuller.edu 626.584.5395
Student Visa- Colorado Seminar only MAGL Office susanmajor@fuller.edu 719.636.9700
MAGL Student Advisor: curriculum, transfer credit, directed studies, petitions, graduation clearance, emphases, etc. Advising Homepage susanmajor@fuller.edu 719.636.9700
Accessing Moodle, Library, Registration, Payments, Fuller Course Schedule Current Students Homepage
Fuller Seminary's Main, Toll-Free Number: 800. 235.2222

Do I need a Visa?

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 Services 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.

Who is my advisor?

Susan Major, susanmajor@fuller.edu, serves as advisor for all MAGL students.

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182

Directions/Maps

Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu