Master of Divinity
Innovative Leadership Rooted in an Unchanging Gospel
Our most comprehensive master’s degree, Fuller's MDiv will prepare you for agile, theologically informed leadership—whether you’re called to church ministry, business, nonprofit work, the arts, or a vocation you’re still discerning. Our graduates are:
Fuller’s MDiv cultivates your leadership instincts, with core classes that focus on the interpretive, theological, ministry, and contextualization practices necessary to lead in any setting.
You will be formed holistically with a curriculum that integrates discipleship practices – worship and prayer, Christian community, and mission – into your studies.
With a ministry landscape that is forever changing, Fuller’s MDiv prepares you to respond nimbly and resourcefully to God's call in a future that none of us can predict.
Uncompromised academic excellence gives you the theological depth to live out your calling – whether that’s traditional ministry or any vocation – with grounded discernment.
NEW PRIMARILY ONLINE OPTION
Now you can choose to earn your MDiv degree 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.
UNMATCHED ACADEMIC PREPARATION
Our MDiv curriculum—revised for a new era—will challenge you to go deep theologically as it forms you spiritually, personally, and globally
- Uncompromised scholarship and biblical grounding
- Faculty who are leading scholars in their disciplines
- Integration of discipleship practices and practical applications
- Updated, tools-oriented biblical language learning
MEET OUR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
Reaching out to others right where they are, youth pastor Joe Stroup speaks truth through the portal of table-top roll-playing games.
John Wiipf discovers his calling in a love for the written word, becoming a world-class bookseller and library curator.
The Community Developer
The Community Developer
Committed to the gospel, Rachel Yu responds to tragedy in Haiti—only to discover a surprising connection with a Fuller classmate.
Seeking integration of faith and art, Tamisha Tyler finds direction and belonging in an immersion course in Orvieto, Italy.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR MDIV
“Theological education is necessarily a venture in the world of interdisciplinarity. The various emphases within Fuller’s MDiv program provide opportunities for students to tailor this interdisciplinary voyage to suit their particular interests—in my case, Christian ethics—making the journey all the more valuable.”
COLBY TRUESDELL, MDIV STUDENT
“Fuller, through the Brehm Center, was one of five schools in the world that offered the emphasis of Worship, Theology, and the Arts in the way I was looking for it. Through the WTA emphasis, I was able to study the arts as a broad spectrum and in their interaction with theoretical and practical theology.”
REBECCA TESTRAKE, MDIV ’15
Choosing an emphasis allows you to fuel your passion and benefit from the rich interdisciplinary resources available in Fuller’s three schools. In the Youth, Family, and Culture emphasis, for example, you’ll learn from faculty who are leading and shaping the future of youth ministry—respected authors, speakers, researchers, and ministers who will challenge your thinking and practice. Or select from 14 other emphasis options, including these:
- Worship, Theology, and the Arts
- Christian Ethics
- Islamic Studies
A radical new level of integrated support helps you discern and prepare for your calling. You’ll get the following plus additional resources:
SMALL GROUP FORMATION
New scholarships cover up to 100% of your tuition. Combined with need-based aid and the redesigned MDiv’s shorter completion time, the degree is now more affordable than ever.