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Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego



The Franciscan Difference is needed more urgently than ever in our world today. Doctors of the Church such as St. Bonaventure and St. Anthony have helped turn those commitments into a practical, Christ-centered theology and attentive to the beauty of creation.

The Franciscan School of Theology makes this vibrant tradition the basis of its curriculum, from the study of Scripture and Systematic Theology to courses in liturgy and pastoral ministry. Multicultural in approach, inclusive of all as brothers and sisters, Franciscan Theology offers an optimistic and hope-filled view of this world and Christ’s central presence within it. Learn with us and become part of the Franciscan Difference.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to prepare women and men for professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, for careers in theological education, and for living a life dedicated to solidarity with those on the margins of society and the Church in the knowledge of Christian faith.

Qualifying Programs for NACC Certification

The following programs satisfy the academic prerequisites for initial certification.

Board Certified Chaplain (BCC, BCC-VA) - Graduate Programs

Certified Associate Chaplain (CAC) – 18 Graduate Credit Certificate Programs

Contact Information

Alexandra Sajjadi
Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Office: (619) 574-5803
Email: [email protected]