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Three steps begin your journey toward the Master of Divinity program at Fuller: (1) familiarize yourself with the program, (2) learn about admission requirements, and (3) submit your application.

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MDiv Admission Requirements

What are the requirements to be a candidate for admission to Fuller Theological Seminary's Master of Divinity program?

All Applicants

  • Completed and signed Application for Admission, including:
    • Religious Autobiography, Statement of Purpose, and Statement of Calling essay responses
    • A $75 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted online) or a $100 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted via paper)
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, including a transcript showing a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 or above. Note: all transcripts are evaluated in determining admission to Fuller master's degree programs.
    • If you do not currently hold an accredited bachelor's or master's degree or will not receive an accredited bachelor's or master's degree before the desired term of entry, you may be eligible to apply the the MDiv program as a Special Student. Click here for more information.
  • Three reference forms: one from a pastor or denominational leader and two that are either academic or professional
  • If you are interested in taking any classes in English and your native language is not English, please click here for English language requirements.

U.S. Permanent Residents and International Applicants

  • If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, you must submit a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) to the Office of Admissions. No Declaration of Financial Support is required.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, you must apply 3-6 months prior to beginning on-campus coursework (this will give you sufficient time to complete the admissions process and immigration requirements). You must verify your immigration status with the International Services Office. Those seeking a F-1 or J-1 visa from Fuller must submit a satisfactory Declaration of Financial Support prior to beginning residential coursework. Please click here for additional information.

Tuition and Fees

Please click here for the current list of tuition and fees.

Application Deadlines

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Notification Dates
Applicants are notified of admission decisions, in most cases, around four weeks following the completion of an application file. Some programs require that an enrollment deposit be paid within 30 days of notification of acceptance. The enrollment deposit will be applied toward the first quarter's tuition and is nonrefundable.

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


Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu