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Degree Preparation Summary

Master of Divinity (MDiv): Provides a full, comprehensive training in biblical studies and theology to open doors for ordination, further academics, parachurch ministry, or service in any vocation.

Master of Arts in Theology (MAT): Gives students a solid academic foundation in biblical and theological studies for further academic studies or to inform one's ministry and work in local communities.

Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM): Forms students for work in their local church or communities through a range of biblical, theological and ministry courses and through a practicum to help students integrate theory into practice.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAICS): Prepares students for work or service in cross-cultural or multi-cultural contexts, equipping students with theological, biblical, sociological and anthropological tools.

Degree Comparison Chart
MDiv MAT MATM MAICS MAGL

Units

120 units 80 units 80 units 80 units
72 units

Completion Time

3 years (full-time)

5 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2.25 years (full cohort)

4.5 years (1 class/qtr.)

Flexibility

Online degree 36 units online Online degree Online degree Online degree

Residency Requirement

32 units 28 units 24 units 24 units 16 units

Emphasis Options**

All* (except ANE) All All* (except ANE) All* (except ANE) All* (except ACOT, ANE & BL)

Additional Language Options

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Spanish; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Korean; select classes in Spanish

Select elective classes available in Spanish

Preparation for Further Study

PhD Theology

DMin, DMin Global Ministries (Korean), DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies, ThM Missiology (Korean)

PhD Theology

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

PhD Intercultural Studies

DMiss

DMiss

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*Select emphases are available online. Conact an academic advisor for more information.

**ACOT: Ancient Context of the Old Testament, ANE: Ancient Near Eastern Studies, BL: Biblical Languages

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

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Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu