School of Theology
Character and Mission
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
The Theological Curriculum
A theological curriculum that aims at excellence must combine breadth, depth and ministry application. 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 diverse beliefs and traditions globally and historically while demonstrating awareness of present and future needs. It must celebrate what is salutary and repent from what is problematic and incomplete within the historic experience of the church while always being open to what God’s Spirit is saying.
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.
Degree and Certificate Program
The School of Theology offers the following programs:
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts (Theology)
- Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
- Doctor of Ministry
- Master of Theology
- Doctor of Philosophy in Theology
- Certificate in Christian Studies