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. 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
Languages12 units
LG500 Hebrew Tools for Biblical Interpretation
LG510 Greek Tools for Biblical Interpretation
BI500 Interpretive Practices
Interpreting20 units
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
1 course Old or New Testament Exegesis
2 courses Biblical Studies Elective
Theologizing20 units
2 courses Church History
2 courses Systematic Theology
1 course Ethics, Philosophy, or Theology and Culture
Ministry16 units
1 course Leadership
1 course Pastoral Care
2-3 courses Preaching and Communications (8 units)
Contextualizing20 units
1 course Engaging Global Realities
1 course Engaging Culture
1 course Engaging Local Contexts
1 course Engaging Ethically
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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