Preparation for a Lifetime of Sharing God's Truth
The Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry Program immerses you in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and magisterial teaching, giving you a deeply challenging and authentically Catholic theological education.
The Church needs men and women steeped in Catholic theology and passionate about passing it along. We established our graduate theology program 30 years ago, and today it is one of the most respected and sought-after programs in the country.
Rather than train you to become a "specialist" in a certain field, however, we believe it is important at the master's level to give you a firm orthodox understanding of what the Church teaches, along with a broad range of elective courses. This will expose you to a number of opportunities for pastoral work and different areas of study within the faith.
Perhaps the strongest asset of our program is our internationally renowned faculty. Our scholars are fully committed to teaching the truth of the Catholic faith as it is found in the Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition. All of our professors have taken the Oath of Fidelity to the magisterium, pledging to teach and live in a way that expresses full communion with the Catholic Church. Franciscan University is also one of only 30 U.S. Catholic universities whose theology faculty have met canon law requirements for the "mandatum"--recognition by the bishop of a theologian's pledge to teach in communion with the magisterium of the Church.
Learning the faith is not enough for some people--you also want to know how to effectively and compellingly pass it on. The Catechetics Certification program provides you with practical knowledge and experience in pedagogical techniques to prepare you for teaching positions in parish, diocesan, or other educational settings.
St. Francis heard the call, "Go, rebuild my Church." This track of study will help you respond to that same call.
For more information contact our Graduate Admissions Office.