2015-2016 Academic Catalog

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School of Theology


The School of Theology is evangelical and ecumenical, diverse and inclusive, multidenominational and multicultural. Its mission is national and global in scope, urban and suburban in focus, residential and extended in location. It expresses this mission through life together in worshipping, teaching, studying, and ministering communities.

The School of Theology prepares persons for lay and ordained ministries by pursuing and encouraging:

  • Biblical and theological reflection, research, and writing
  • The practices of Christian formation and ministry
  • Advanced theological study
  • Continuing education


A theological curriculum that aims at excellence must combine breadth, depth and balance. It must include basic areas for everyone engaged in Christian ministry, yet provide courses of special interest and concern to people interested in more focused areas of ministry and study. It must be grounded in the Scriptures and be concerned to express, embody, and share a coherent faith. It must reflect our understanding of the church’s traditions while demonstrating awareness of present and future needs. It must embrace what is genuine within the historic experience of the church while always being open to what God’s Spirit is saying to the church.

Fuller Seminary approaches its task of theological training by way of the great Protestant tradition of dedicated engagement with ministries that imbue and propagate our shared Christian faith, with the Christian Scriptures, and with the classical faith of the church. Both in and out of the classroom, the School of Theology prioritizes formation in the faith for vocations of service in God’s world.


The School of Theology offers the following programs:

Degree Programs

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Anglican Studies
  • Certificate in Asian American Contexts
  • Certificate in Recovery Ministry
  • Certificate in Theology and the Arts
  • Certificate in Youth Ministry
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