Curriculum

Online Master of Theological Studies - Franciscan Theology

Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego

Connect Your Faith to Your Purpose

The Franciscan School of Theology takes a practical approach to theological instruction by placing faith traditions into a contemporary context. Students of the online Master of Theological Studies – Franciscan Theology are asked to consider the effects technology, cultural diversity and social justice have on today’s Catholic tradition. This framework prepares graduates to be adaptable teachers and faith leaders in the 21st century. 

With an online Master of Theological Studies – Franciscan Theology degree, graduates will be qualified to teach theology at the elementary, high school and community college levels, or enter a profession in college or youth ministry. Students who do not aspire to teach or serve in the church will still make valuable faith-career connections in this dynamic program, or open altogether new doors.

Course of Study

Students will complete 11 courses, including a capstone course, equaling 36 course units. Each student will also be required to complete an orientation course (no credit units). 

Program Course Curriculum

The Master of Theological Studies – Franciscan Theology program takes place over 6 semesters spanning 24 months, featuring 2 courses per semester (except the capstone, which fills an entire semester). Below is the course schedule students can expect.

Orientation

Course Units
New Student Orientation 0
Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego
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