Graduate Admissions

Continue Your Studies At Franciscan

Our mission as a Franciscan and Catholic university that embraces the call to dynamic orthodoxy is to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples.


Continue your education at Franciscan University through graduate study at our top-ranked Midwest university. All our graduate programs equip you with the professional skills and moral integrity necessary to excel in any career path.


Graduate degree programs at Franciscan University of Steubenville have three things in common: the best mission, the best faculty, and the best outcomes.

Best Mission

All of our programs are 100% faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Everything we do stems from our Mission.

Best Faculty

At Franciscan you'll study with world-class scholars and seasoned practitioners. Your professors will mentor you throughout your graduate education.

Best Outcomes

Our programs prepare you for a thriving career as counselor, catechist, nurse, educator, theologian, or whatever your vocation calls you to be.

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Steps for Admission


Find Your Program


Apply for Admission

All programs require that the online application be filled out, but programs differ in what other academic materials, grade points (GPA), and references they require. Be sure to review the admission requirements for the program of your choice. Those requirements are found on the “Program Admissions” tab on each page.


Submit All Materials

After reviewing the requirements for your desired program and collecting the documents and materials necessary for acceptance into the program, please mail them to:


Graduate Admissions
Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952


Or email them to:

[email protected]


If you have questions about the process or materials needed for admission to a graduate program please contact your graduate admissions counselor.

Financial Aid for Grad Studies

All graduate students who are U.S. citizens and enrolled at least half time (5 credit hours) per semester are eligible for student loans administered through the Federal Stafford Loan Program. This eligibility is not based on the amount of income reported in the previous tax year.


Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 per nine-month academic year and $30,750 per twelve- month calendar year, depending on the type of program and number of credits for which the student has registered.


Application for this type of financial aid  may be made on the Web, or through the Financial Aid Office, Franciscan University of Steubenville  740-283-6226, Ext.1151. Work-study money is also available through the director of the Student Work Opportunity Program (SWOP),  740-283-6296.

Admissions Information

Graduate Admissions Counselors

Jack Briggs

Online & Graduate Enrollment Counselor

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Gabriella Carpino

Online & Graduate Enrollment Counselor

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Marilyn Griffin

Online & Graduate Enrollment Counselor

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