USD Information and Services

The Franciscan School of Theology is proud to be in service and curricular affiliation with the University of San Diego. Our relationship broadens the educational, research, and extracurricular opportunities available to our students, and provides us with the latest in educational technology.



Through our affiliation with The University of San Diego, FST students can enhance their degree programs with a wide selection of graduate-level courses taught at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES), and the School of Business. Many FST students hope to pursue careers in non-profit management, social work, healthcare, education, and other ministries. Courses at the University of San Diego’s graduate schools can enrich their theological study with the professional expertise to help them change the world. Students interested in cross-registration consult with their advisor and submit through the FST Vice President of Academic Affairs.



Members of FST have full use of Copley Library at the University of San Diego, including access to databases and digital resources. Items housed at Copley Library on the USD campus may be requested and checked out. Electronic resources are available through USD’s databases and journal subscriptions which can be easily searched online.

For further information, contact the Librarian at library@fst.edu.

Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center

The Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC) is committed to helping students with disabilities obtain meaningful academic accommodations and support and to help improve access to the many excellent programs and activities offered by the University.

To learn more please visit the (DLDRC) website


Much of the technology used at the Franciscan School of Theology is provided and supported through the University of San Diego. Classroom technology, educational learning systems, wi-fi, registration, and financial aid are some of the FST services that benefit from this agreement. Through our classroom, audio-visual systems faculty have been able to teach from other states and other countries. The Blackboard learning system allows our students to access online documents and videos and engage in conversations with their professors and classmates. The MyFST Student Portal offers information, online tuition payment, and access to tech support and other services.


Services and Enrichment

The University of San Diego offers a rich array of services to the Franciscan School of Theology community. Explore some of the opportunities available to the FST community through the links below. For more information about anything on this list, or about other services such as Career Development, contact the FST Vice President of Student Affairs.


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