Fuller Theological Seminary is organized into three schools: the School of Theology, School of Psychology and School of Intercultural Studies. As a graduate-level institution of higher education, Fuller’s three schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate-level certificate programs. Master’s degree programs may include classes from all three schools.
At Fuller’s main campus in Pasadena, California, all degree programs are available. Most master’s-level programs are also offered at our regional campuses in Arizona and Texas. In addition, the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Global Leadership, Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Doctor of Intercultural Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degrees are available in flexible formats, up to fully online. Certain degree programs are also offered in Korean and Spanish.
The resident faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary is composed of men and women who are committed to the highest standards of teaching, research and writing in the various fields of theological, psychological and missiological study. Members of the seminary faculty have published more than 200 books, as well as numerous chapters or articles in books, periodicals and professional journals. Fuller professors serve as officers of professional societies and organizations and as editors of theological and professional journals and series. In addition to their teaching ministries at Fuller, they are actively involved in various kinds of ministry with churches.
Fuller’s full-time faculty is supplemented each year by a number of highly-qualified visiting. affiliate, and adjunct faculty members, who enrich the curriculum of the three schools at the Pasadena campus, regional campuses, and online.
The David Allan Hubbard Library and Archives supports faculty and students in pursuit of intellectual, academic, and vocational success; it helps them find resources to better understand, discuss, and share their faith with the world. The Hubbard Library serves Fuller’s cultural context by providing information for a more accurate understanding of the role of religion, especially of Evangelical Christian traditions. The Hubbard Library develops partnerships with others seeking to preserve and disseminate theological, psychological, and missiological information around the world. In an increasingly globalized environment, the Hubbard Library also seeks to make available all of its resources to its constituents in formats that allow for full access. As such, the Library seeks to increase its electronic holdings in order to reach 1 million eBooks, through ownership and subscriptions, by the year 2025, while also bolstering its print holdings, thus establishing it as one of the leading global theological research libraries in the world.
In addition to a diverse number of books and journals, in both print and digital form, the Hubbard Library also provides other resources such as databases (over 100), access to reference librarians, InterLibrary Loan, books by mail, access to libraries within the ATLA consortia, how-to videos, and much more! All of these resources, as well as the library catalog, can be accessed at https://library.fuller.edu.
Fuller Theological Seminary is fortunate to be able to bring to its campus from time to time as special lecturers men and women who have distinguished themselves by their scholarship and their service to the church.
Payton Lectures. In 1949 Fuller Theological Seminary instituted the Payton Lectures in memory of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Payton, parents of the late Mrs. Charles Fuller. The theme of the lectures falls within one of these areas: the uniqueness or confirmation of the historic Christian faith, the confutation of non-Christian or sub-Christian views, or the formulation of biblical doctrines.
Integration Symposium on Christian Faith and Psychology. Sponsored by the psychology faculty, this series was established to encourage the discoveries of new connections between Christian faith and the disciplines of psychology. The Symposium consists of three lectures presented by an individual who has contributed notably to discovery of the connections between the life of faith and the discipline of psychology, its theories and practice. The Symposium is one program in Fuller Theological Seminary’s mission to relate evangelical faith to life beyond the church – to academic disciplines, to the marketplace, to public policy, and to the needs of the human family across all cultures and nations.
Lectures in Missiology. Each year Fuller invites an outstanding person in world mission for a series of lectures on missiology, with the goal of exploring ways we can become better equipped to partner with God in his mission to and in the world.
Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium
In 2007 Fuller Theological Seminary joined the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium (HTIC), a consortium comprised of 18 Ph.D.-granting institutions seeking to support and advance the work of Latina/o scholars in order to address the need for more representation of Latina/o students and faculty in higher theological education. HTIC’s mission and purpose revolve around four major goals:
- To help identify and prepare highly trained educators and leaders who can articulate, model, and help teach values and ideas that will inform and make an impact in Latina/o faith communities and communities in general.
- To increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o Ph.D. students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources (human, financial, and infrastructural)
- To increase the presence of Latina/o faculty–especially tenured faculty–in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to address the needs of Latina/o faculty and students in theological and religious education.
Fuller Theological Seminary supports the mentoring and networking costs for HTIC scholars. Additionally, Fuller recognizes that pooling resources and building communities are essential elements for securing a stronger and more diverse scholarly theological body.