MA Theology 4+1 Program Overview

The Graduate Theology Division of Franciscan University of Steubenville offers a 4+1 Program whereby a student can graduate with a Master’s Degree in Theology and Christian Ministry one year after graduating with the Bachelor’s Degree. The student must be accepted into the 4+1 Program by applying through the Admissions Office

MA Theology & Christian Ministry

The MA program provides students with a solid, graduate-level foundation in Catholic theology that will enable them to serve effectively in a variety of fields of ministry, or to pursue further gradu­ate studies in theology.

Program Admissions

How to Apply for Admissions

Gaining admission to the MA Theology program is simple, and we are ready to help you navigate the process. Here are the things we need:

  • Application
  • Official Bachelor Transcript and Official Transcripts with Relevant Transfer Credit
  • Three Letters of Recommendation, using this form

To gain admission to the MA in Theology Research Intensive Track  please submit the following:

  • Application
  • Official Bachelor Transcript and Official Transcripts with Relevant Transfer Credit
  • Three Letters of Recommendation, using this form
  • 7-10 Page Writing Sample
  • GRE Scores

Email them to [email protected]

Or mail them to:

Graduate Admissions
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Associated Costs

The costs associated with the MA in Theology program include:

  • MA in Theology Online
    $525 per credit hour x 36 hours = $18,900
  • MA in Theology On Campus
    $700 per credit hour

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need help please contact Graduate Admissions at [email protected] or (740) 284-5239

Student Resources

View the MA Theology Program in the Graduate Catalog

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