Theology Degree & Intercultural Learning | Franciscan School of Theology



A Franciscan School of Theology education fosters intercultural learning and formation in relationships of mutuality and respect. Whether in the classroom or through immersion opportunities, FST prepares students to be globally-conscious leaders.

Course Schedule

See course offerings for current and upcoming semesters. FST students wishing to cross-register at USD should consult with their advisor for a list of approved graduate courses. Course schedule is subject to revision by Office of the Dean.

Degrees & Programs

The Franciscan School of Theology offers courses and lectures that dive deep into the heart of Franciscan spirituality, theology and social thought, integrating the Catholic faith and the Franciscan vision of civic life, and Church leadership.

FST Library

The Franciscan School of Theology’s Library collection focuses primarily on Franciscan thought and history and includes one of the largest collections of Franciscana in the Western U.S. FST students also have full access to the collections and electronic resources of USD’s Copley Library.



Here are the basics of what you need to know to register for courses at the Franciscan School of Theology. FST students can augment their degree program with graduate courses offered at the University of San Diego.

“I came to FST to learn more about my faith, but since beginning my studies I have gained so much more than an education. Previously I had a basic knowledge of the Franciscan perspective, but my studies at FST have opened my eyes to this beautiful spiritual and intellectual tradition which sees the good in all things. After graduation, I will be continuing on to further graduate education in Biblical Studies, so that I can teach at the university level.”

Angela Zautcke

MTS Class of 2016