Graduate Programs in Theology, Philosophy, Nursing, Education, Educational Administration, Business, and Counseling, | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Graduate Studies at Franciscan University

    Rigorous Graduate Studies from the Heart of the Church

    Franciscan University offers seven graduate programs on campus here in our passionately Catholic environment, plus four programs entirely online that are imbued with our passionately Catholic spirit. You will be prepared to succeed both professionally and personally. 

    Utilizing the latest scholarship, presented by professors who have worked in the field they now teach, and immersed in our spiritually enriching Catholic environment, our graduate programs challenge you to excel academically and form you personally so you may truly be salt and light to the world.

    How to Apply

    Our seven graduate programs have specialized admission procedures (be sure to check with our Graduate Admissions specialists for prerequisite course work and other particulars relevant to you), but all applicants must submit the following:

    1. An online application, through the graduate application portal.
    2. Official transcripts from all previous collegiate work (requests vary according to school; contact the registrar's office for procedure).
    3. Letters of Recommendation:
      • Use this form for Business (three required), Theology (three required), Nursing (two required), and Philosophy (two required).
      • Use this form for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (three required)
      • Use this form for Education and Educational Administration (three required)

    Email them to

    Or mail them to:

    Graduate Admissions
    1235 University Blvd.
    Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Academically Excellent Passionately Catholic

1235 University Boulevard

Steubenville, Ohio 43952

(740) 283-3771


Franciscan University of Steubenville is no ordinary university, and a Franciscan education is no ordinary education. Rather, it's an education as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful--an education that challenges you intellectually, forms you professionally, and feeds you spiritually.


You can help Franciscan lead the way in providing a faithfully Catholic education!