The Franciscan School of Theology is committed to embodying Franciscan theology in a religiously and culturally diverse world. In our living, our learning, our relationships, and our community, we address both the head and the heart by integrating the pastoral and academic dimensions of theological study. Transforming heart and mind. Changing the world.
FST accepts applications for admission throughout the year. Individuals interested in applying for a scholarship are encouraged to complete their applications before the financial aid priority deadlines. Find out more about how and when to file your application.
Read here about academic and other requirements needed to study at FST, including special requirements for International Students and members of religious communities.
Tuition and Fees
The Franciscan School of Theology offers competitive tuition rates. Start your budget planning here.
We understand that financing a graduate degree can be challenging in today’s economy, and are delighted to be able to offer assistance. The Franciscan School of Theology offers scholarships, tuition reduction programs, and participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program.
Prospective students who have begun their graduate studies at another accredited graduate institution may be able to transfer course credit to FST. Find out more about requirements for transfer students.
The Franciscan School of Theology has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, China, the Philippines, Ireland, Japan, South Africa and Mexico are just some of the countries from which our students have come.
“When you devote yourself to the study of theology it becomes a part of everything you live and do. As Director of Admissions and Recruitment, I have the unique opportunity of walking alongside future students as they discern where God may be calling them. I use my knowledge and experience to guide them towards the resources that would best suit them here at FST. I have been blessed to serve students with remarkable stories who are pursuing a theological education that will support them in their vocation to change the world with their lives!”