Innovative Leadership Rooted in an Unchanging Gospel
New Online Option
Beginning Fall 2015 you can choose to earn your MDiv program primarily online. You may complete all coursework online with four one-week visits to one of our campuses, when you’ll have the opportunity for rich face-to-face connection with classmates and faculty.
OUR REDESIGNED MDIV FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING:
Meet our MDiv students and alumni:
Dig deeper and find out whether our redesigned MDiv is right for you
How can I customize my MDiv?
"The new MDiv allows students to contextualize their curriculum around their vocational goals. It not only prepares students for pastoral or further doctoral work, it supplements the work of those called to the marketplace, local ministries, and Christian leadership in all walks of life."
(MDiv '13, MAICS '10)
Academic Advisor and Fuller Alumna
"The new MDiv program is fresh and exciting! It's more affordable and the language requirements are practical for what I need. The changes will be nothing but beneficial for my spiritual journey."
Current MDiv Student
"Two or three decades ago, who could have predicted the internet? Our reshaped MDiv program will equip students to respond with a nimble and entrepreneurial spirit to whatever society brings-yet always with a rock-solid commitment to the unchanging gospel."
Academic Dean and Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development
WHAT ARE THE DEGREE'S OUTSTANDING FEATURES?
Our high standards for scholarship will continue to give you the solid biblical and theological teaching that has always distinguished Fuller.
The reshaped MDiv includes more attention to
- Vocational discernment to help you identify and plan for your calling
- Discipleship practices to help you grow in your faith
- Integration to give you the skills to connect your courses in meaningful ways
- Contextualizing to help you apply what you're learning to real-world situations
A reduction to 120 quarter units (about 3 years at full-time enrollment) makes the degree more affordable
The biblical languages component will equip you to use today's translation tools for greater insights into the text.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE?
With full-time enrollment, most students will be able to complete the revised MDiv in about 3 years. A potential sequence for a full-time student would be:
|1) Fall Year 1 |
|2) Winter Year 1 |
|3) Spring Year 1 |
|4) Summer Year 1 |
|5) Fall Year 2 |
|6) Winter Year 2 |
|7) Spring Year 2 |
|8) Summer Year 2 |
|9) Fall Year 3 (Reduced Load & Apprenticeship) |
|10) Winter Year 3 (Reduced Load & Apprenticeship) |
|11) Spring Year 3 (Reduced Load & Apprenticeship) |
| Graduate |
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW COURSES?
Taken early in your program, this course will help you discern your calling
Along with Touchstone, these courses will integrate with others throughout your MDiv curriculum
- The Practice of Worship and Prayer
- Practices of Christian Community
- Practice of Mission
These courses will help you apply your learning to a range of cultures and contexts
- Engaging Global Realities
- Engaging Culture
- Engaging Local Contexts
- Engaging Ethically
- Engaging Human Diversity
WHAT ABOUT OTHER REQUIREMENTS?
Other coursework in the revised MDiv program will include:
- Basic Greek for Ministry
- Basic Hebrew for Ministry
- Interpretive Practices
- Old Testament Introduction
- New Testament Introduction
- Three additional courses in biblical studies
- Two history courses
- Two theology courses
- Philosophy or theology and culture course
- Pastoral Care
- Preaching and/or communications courses
Four elective courses
WILL THE DEGREE PREPARE ME FOR FURTHER STUDY?
If you are planning on future doctoral work, the revised MDiv program will still allow you to take the necessary prerequisites. You may use elective options to pursue more extensive coursework in the biblical languages.