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Theology and Ministry, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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The MATM combines practical learning with biblical studies and vocational formation to prepare you to serve in a church, nonprofit, or other setting with a new level of theological depth and cultural understanding.


Strengthen your existing ministry—or prepare for a new step in ministry service—with a program that emphasizes practical application and builds on your experience

With faculty who are experienced ministry practitioners as well as leading scholars in their fields, you will learn to bring biblical and theological depth into your day-to-day work

Complete the MATM at any of our six campuses or primarily online, staying in your ministry context if you prefer—and tailor it to your needs through a range of emphasis options

A broad new level of formational support—mentoring, small group reflection, and other resources—will help you refine and holistically prepare for your distinct vocational calling.

Fuller’s MA in Theology and Ministry is for those who want to dig in and see how theology applies to day-to-day ministry. Maybe you’re serving in some form of ministry but are ready to take it to a new level. Maybe you’re exploring a second career. Or maybe you just crave a deeper theological and biblical foundation for the church or nonprofit work you do.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Practices of Vocational Formation 
  • Practices of Worship 
  • Practices of Community 
  • Practices of Mission 

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 2.7

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      • Completed and signed Application for Admission, including:
        • Religious Autobiography, Statement of Purpose, and Statement of Calling essay responses
        • A $75 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted online) or a $100 nonrefundable application fee (if the application is submitted via paper)
      • Three reference forms: one from a pastor or denominational leader and two that are either academic or professional

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        415 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 415 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National Applies to you

        415 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 415 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Pasadena

      • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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