144 Quarter Units:
Students in this degree program often pursue it in order to meet ordination requirements, to prepare for doctoral studies, or out of a desire to be better prepared for a church or parachurch ministry.
The MDiv is pre-doctoral, providing students the required master’s degree necessary for pursuing further doctoral studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and a range of other graduate institutions.
The complete MDiv degree can be earned in Pasadena. It also can be earned in Irvine, Seattle, Menlo Park, Houston, or Phoenix. Partial coursework can be completed at any Fuller campus or via Distributed Learning.
The MDiv degree is designed to be completed within three years. However, many students pursue the program on a part-time basis for all or part of their course of study. In addition to the ten-week daytime schedule, campus courses are also offered in the evenings and as intensives, allowing for even more flexibility.
This degree prepares students for church or parachurch settings: it allows students to train either for the general pastorate or for a specialized ministry as a staff minister.
Students may take up to 72 units through Distributed Learning.