2015-2016 Academic Catalog

Distance Learning

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 offers convenience and flexibility, as well as the quality and depth of learning that is a part of every Fuller Seminary class.

Program Opportunities

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 two-thirds (56 units) of the MA in Intercultural Studies can be earned through online classes. The Certificate in Christian Studies from the School of Theology or School of Intercultural Studies can be earned entirely through Distance Learning. The Certificate in Anglican Studies is available entirely online.

In the School of Theology, students in the MA in Theology and Ministry may earn up to two-thirds (56 units) of their degree through online coursework. Students in the MA in Theology may include up to 52 units of online coursework. Students in the Master of Divinity program may earn up to two-thirds (80 units) of their degree through online classes.


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.