Fuller Theological Seminary's innovative, fully accredited distance learning master's-level courses give women and men the opportunity to study at any time, from anywhere in the world, providing students with options that fit their individual schedules and learning styles. Distance Learning at Fuller includes two different kinds of delivery: Fuller Online and Individualized Distance Learning. Each option offers convenience and flexibility, as well as the quality and depth of learning that is a part of every Fuller Seminary class.
Fuller's Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) can be earned almost entirely online. This degree program allows existing leaders in ministry, mission and parachurch organizations to remain in their leadership positions while they learn. The unique cohort design creates learning communities of pastors and other Christian leaders who learn to lead transformationally and missionally engage our world.
Up to one-half (48 units) of the MA in Intercultural Studies can be earned through Distance Learning.
The Certificate in Christian Studies from the School of Theology or School of Intercultural Studies can be earned entirely through Distance Learning, with any combination of Fuller Online and Individualized Distance Learning classes.
Students in the master's degree programs of the School of Theology (MA in Theology, MA in Theology and Ministry, MA in Christian Leadership, and Master of Divinity) may include up to eight courses (32 units) of distance learning coursework, including both Individualized Distance Learning and Fuller Online courses. This may include no more than four courses (16 units) of Individualized Distance Learning courses. There is an overall limitation of two courses per department (where department means course prefix, except that NE/NS/NT are all New Testament, and ST/TH are both Theology).
Fuller Online (FOL) courses allow students to study a range of theological and missional subjects via a highly interactive platform over the Internet, with weekly interaction during an 11-week course period.
Fuller Online also focuses on creating learning communities where those who cannot be residential students or who wish to remain in ministry can find a deeper level of discussion and interaction with their peers and professors.
INDIVIDUALIZED DISTANCE LEARNING
Individualized Distance Learning (IDL) courses afford students great flexibility for independent study through media assisted materials.
Individualized Distance Learning courses are offered through the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies. Created by Fuller faculty, these media-assisted courses are offered in a digital format, with MP3 audio lectures, and syllabi, lecture outlines, and a Course Study Guide in PDF format. Over twenty media-assisted courses are available.