Solid Biblical and Theological Grounding

Whether your aim is future advanced study or a personal sharpening of your faith, Fuller’s MA in Theology (MAT) gives you the foundation you need for theologically informed leadership in your chosen field.

Theological Depth


Of all our master’s programs the MAT will take you the deepest theologically and academically, stretching and honing your understanding and equipping you for further study

Academic Distinction


You’ll have access to some of the world’s most respected biblical scholars—influencers in their disciplines who will challenge you intellectually while investing in you personally

Maximum Customization


With more elective opportunities than any of our master’s degrees and 15 emphasis options, you can shape the MAT to fit your individual interests, needs, and calling

Whole-Life Formation


A radical new level of support—mentoring, small group reflection, and other resources—nurtures your holistic formation without compromising academic excellence

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Life-Changing Reflection

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"Fuller’s MAT program taught me not what to think, but how to think. It created space for me to be captivated by God’s story in such a way that I couldn't help but dive deeper into my study and practice. It not only created space for me to identify my calling, it equipped me with the tangible resources and networks to be sent into it with both conviction and expertise.”

—Jonathan Huckins, MAT ’13

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"The Fuller MAT program was invaluable to my cultivation as a future scholar. The academic rigor of the program, the quality of the teaching staff, and the resources available to me through both the library and affiliate institutions was competitive with a top-tiered institution. The skill set I developed through the Fuller MAT continues to inform my doctoral scholarship.”

—Amy Meverden, MAT ’07

Flexibility and Choice

With nearly half of the MAT degree open to electives of your choice, you can customize the program to fit your unique interests.


MAT Customize

Selecting from 15 potential emphasis options and a diversity of electives across Fuller’s three schools, you can tailor your degree to your own needs as you test and discern your calling


MAT Specialize

You can go as deep as you want into your specific area of interest—biblical studies, theology and the arts, ethics, or something else—learning from faculty who are leading influencers in your field

Strong Academic Preparation

Academic Preparation

The MA in Theology gives you the solid groundwork you need for further doctoral study if that’s your goal—or for theologically informed leadership in any context. It cultivates your skills in the study and interpretation of Scripture, enabling you to fashion a systematic theological framework while it develops your understanding of the origin and growth of the Christian tradition.

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Whole-Life Formation

A bold new level of integrated support helps you discern and prepare for your calling. You’ll get the following plus additional resources:
32 Hours Small Group

Small Group Formation

Up to 4 out of 6 quarters in vocation and formation groups led by trained mentors

1 on 1 Discipleship

Discipleship Mentoring

A minimum of one year in an individualized discipleship relationship


Lifelong Community

A network of friendships and connections that go with you for a lifetime


The MAT’s reduced unit requirement as of Fall 2015 means faster completion, which decreases your tuition expense. New merit-based scholarships, along with need-based assistance, cut your costs even more.

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Online and Location Options

Up to 36 units of your degree may be completed online. The full MA in Theology is available at any of our 6 campuses.

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