MDiv Degree Outline

Fuller’s Master of Divinity program has been fully redesigned to emphasize whole-life formation, equipping students for agile, theologically informed leadership in traditional ministry or any vocation. In addition to solid biblical scholarship, the program also includes practices courses that nurture students’ spiritual, personal, and vocational formation, contextualizing courses to help students integrate and practically apply their studies, and new levels of mentoring and small group support.

Requiring a total of 120 quarter units (most classes are 4 quarter units), Fuller’s MDiv can be completed in 2½ to 3 years of full-time study. This program requires 32 units of residency, which must be completed through on-campus or hybrid courses. Fuller's 120 quarter unit Master of Divinity program is equivalent to an 80 semester credit Master of Divinity 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
Languages8 units
LG500 Hebrew Tools for Biblical Interpretation
LG510 Greek Tools for Biblical Interpretation
Interpreting24 units
BI500 Interpretive Practices
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
1 course Old or New Testament Exegesis
2 courses Biblical Studies Elective
Theologizing24 units
TH1 God and Christ
TH2 Church, Humanity, and the Christian Life
TH3 Modern/Global Context
TH4 Any CH, HT, ST, or TH course
1 course Ethics, Philosophy, or Theology and Culture
1 course Christian Ethics
Ministry20 units
1 course Leadership
1 course Pastoral Ministry
1 course Evangelism
PR500 Homiletics
1 course Preaching
Contextualizing12 units
1 course Engaging Global Realities
1 course Engaging Culture
1 course 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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