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The MA program in Theology and Christian Ministry was established at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1980 to meet a growing need in the Catho
Location:
Steubenville, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Theology

Program Overview

Program Description:

The MA program in Theology and Christian Ministry was established at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1980 to meet a growing need in the Catholic Church for men and women steeped in authentic Catholic theology and able to apply this theology within the many pastoral, teaching and service ministries in the Church today. The Theology faculty are fully committed to teaching the truth of the Catholic faith as it is found in the Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition, as these are taught and interpreted by the Pope and the bishops teaching in union with him. We also recognize the need for theology to contribute to the ongoing renewal of the Catholic Church, according to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and recent popes. Hence, we refer to our theological approach as “dynamic orthodoxy,” since we seek to undertake theological study in a way that is at the same time truly faithful to the Catholic Church’s magisterium, and is also positive and open to the authentic impulses of the Holy Spirit. Thus, our graduate theology program reflects the nature of Franciscan University of Steubenville: It is Catholic, Christian and Franciscan in content and spirit. We provide our master’s 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. Indeed, graduates of the program to date (who have come from five continents and every part of Canada and the United States) have gone on to serve as hospital chaplains, youth ministers, DRE’s, teachers, catechists, missionaries, pastoral workers, campus ministers, diocesan service directors, pastors, and in many other responsible positions in the Church. Graduates of our Master’s program have also gone on to pursue PhD or STD degrees in Theology at such schools as Fordham, Marquette, Catholic University of America, and the Pontifical College of St.

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