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MTS – Franciscan Theology (Online)

Introducing a State-of-the-Art Online Program in Theology

This is a one-of-a-kind professional and spiritual growth experience designed to help you gain the skills and hands-on educational experience you need to advance your career — all while applying your faith to your profession and vocation.  For additional information or to connect with an enrollment advisor today!

Your Online Master of Theological Studies Degree at Franciscan School of Theology

The online Master of Theological Studies – Franciscan Theology (MTS) is a two-year academic program offered by the Franciscan School of Theology in partnership with the University of San Diego.

Designed for working professionals and recent undergraduates alike, this unique online program is ideal for those pursuing careers in religious education, parish support, or ministry, or as preparation for further academic work. The MTS degree program also welcomes those seeking a deeper understanding of faith-based service.


Who is the MTS Degree For?

Educators. Community leaders. Seekers. This online Master of Theological Studies program is designed for those seeking to immerse themselves in the teachings of the Franciscan Catholic faith, no matter their background. Our curriculum helps students construct a strong foundation for teaching and serving in their parish or in their wider communities and is built to accommodate all timelines, schedules, and experience levels.

Students of the MTS program are:

  • Parish, Church, Campus/College Ministry
  • Educators and Teachers
  • Business Professionals
  • Counselors/Medical Professionals
  • Aspiring Theologians
  • Military Professionals
  • Community Leaders
  • Seekers
  • Career Changers
  • Individuals looking for something more
  • Individuals looking to integrate their faith into their respective careers

Learn from World-Class Faculty & Join a Network of Faith-Based Leaders

The Franciscan tradition promotes learning for the sake of doing. Our faculty comprises renowned scholars whose teachings are drawn from a life of active service. With a small student-teacher ratio, every student gets access to a wealth of knowledge and lived experiences, not to mention a lifelong network of faith leaders.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn from our instructors:

  • Following Francis: An Introduction to the Franciscan Tradition
  • Introduction to Theology: How does one study God in the world?
  • Ecclesiology: Building the 21st-Century Church
  • Spirituality: Spirituality for the Digital Age
  • Intercultural Theology: Unity, Diversity, and Change Today
  • Finding Your Voice in the Franciscan Tradition

Become Part of a Vibrant Tradition & Put Your Faith Into Action

This online master’s degree program is informed by the Franciscan Catholic tradition, a joy-filled faith study based in service, solidarity and compassion. Offered by the Franciscan School of Theology in partnership with the University of San Diego, this program nurtures, encourages, and promotes that students and graduates discover unique ways in which they can serve their communities and the world.


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