Welcome to Fuller! We are delighted by your interest in our Graduate School of Psychology. We believe it is one of the finest in the country, and we hope you will find here the training you need to equip you for the career you have chosen and the ministry to which you are called.
Established in 1965, Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology has a proud history of more than 40 years of research, teaching, and service in clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy built upon a foundation of sound theological scholarship. As the oldest and largest program of our kind, we continue to provide leadership to the Christian psychology movement as it addresses the emerging mental health needs of the church and worldwide Christian community. It is our goal to equip Christian leaders with the skills necessary to bring thorough research, teaching and clinical practice, the gospel message of restoration, reconciliation, and redemption to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities. We are also committed to maintaining a learning environment conducive to spiritual transformation and meaningful personal growth. Fuller is an exciting place, and we are eager to share this experience with you.
As you survey the array of programs that we offer, you will note that they include the Certificate in Marriage and Family Enrichment, the MA in Family Studies (General, Pre-doctoral and CFLE tracks), the MS in Marriage and Family Therapy (accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences), and the PsyD (Individual, Family, and Leadership tracks) and PhD (Individual and Family tracks) programs in Clinical Psychology, both of which are approved (professionally accredited) by the APA. All degree programs include theology classes, and doctoral students also earn an MA in Theology or Christian Leadership. I know of no other place in the world where you can receive an education of this type, learning with and from students from over 60 countries, representing more than 100 Christian denominations. Fuller places itself directly at the crossroads of the Christian church, and many of the issues addressed on campus represent the emerging trends that will define the Christian movement in years ahead. Perhaps equally important is the quality of people who are drawn here. Some of the finest individuals preparing for careers in the mental health field come here to study. I am impressed each year by the quality and commitment of students in our programs.
I hope that you will visit our campus, meet with one of our admissions counselors, and stop by the School of Psychology building to introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you.
Please consider joining us as we prepare students to do God’s “Kingdom Work” in settings and ministries here and abroad. We will do our best to serve you as you prepare to answer God’s call on your life.
Best wishes and God bless you.
Winston E. Gooden, PhD
Dean of the School of Psychology