MATM Degree Outline

The MA in Theology and Ministry stresses practical learning in combination with biblical studies and vocational formation, preparing students to serve in any setting with theological depth and cultural understanding. Along with solid biblical scholarship, the program includes practices courses and an apprenticeship that help students integrate and practically apply their studies.

The degree requires a total of 80 quarter units (most classes are 4 quarter units), and is typically completed in 2 years of full-time study. This program requires 24 units of residency, which must be completed through on-campus or hybrid courses. Fuller’s 80 quarter unit MATM program is equivalent to a 56 semester credit program at other institutions. Both will take the same amount of time and effort to complete.

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Integrative16 units
IS500 Practices of Vocational Formation
IS501 Practices of Worship
IS502 Practices of Community
IS503 Practices of Mission
Interpreting16 units
BI500 Interpretive Practices
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
1 course Biblical Studies Elective
Theologizing16 units
1 course God and Christ
1 course Church, Humanity, and the Christian Life
1 course Modern/Global Context
1 course Christian Ethics
Ministry12 units
LDR Leadership
WPC Worship, Preaching, and Communication
1 course Evangelism
Contextualizing (choose one)4 units
C1 Engaging Global Realities
C2 Engaging Culture
C5 Engaging Human Diversity
Electives16 units
Choose any four master's level courses in the Schools of Theology or Intercultural Studies. You may wish to either pursue a degree emphasis or select a personalized combination of courses that support your ministry and life goals.
Apprenticeship0 units
The apprenticeship—which you may complete in a church or a marketplace, nonprofit, or mission organization—allows you to integrate your studies and calling in a supervised setting, helping you clarify your vocation and grow as a practitioner.

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