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Franciscan School of Theology
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1712 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-5232

About the college

The Franciscan School of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate theological school. The school is owned and operated by the Province of Saint Barbara of the Order of Friars Minor. The school holds the same principles that it has held over 800 years while intersecting theological education along with the issues and concerns of society. Franciscan School of Theology is also a member of the Graduate Theological Union with is a group of nine schools.

Majors Offered

Franciscan School of Theology offers three professional and academic degrees that are in cooperation with the Graduate Theological Union. Students can choose one degree or in some cases and circumstances and pursue two degrees at the same time. The degrees offered include Master of Arts in Ministry for a Multicultural Church, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in cooperation with the GTU, Concurrent MAMC/MTS, Concurrent MAMC/MA, and Concurrent M.Div./MA.

College Life

The students at Franciscan School of Theology as well as the staff promote social justice, provide for the poor, care for patients in hospitals and homes, console those that are terminally ill, provide comfort for individuals in various situations, and teach faith as well as educate young and old alike.

The mission of Franciscan School of Theology is to prepare students of professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, provide opportunities for advancing knowledge of the Christian faith and the practice of the ministry, as well as other careers in theological education.

The school achieves their mission through classroom lectures, guided readings, seminars, workshops, methodologies, field education, support for faculty scholarship, support for professional development, support for research, access to the GTU’s combined course offerings, access to both the GTU Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, and the GTU bookstore. Along with this, the school has daily and weekly prayer, Spiritual formation through formal programs, retreats, faith sharing groups and spiritual direction along with social and recreational activities and programs.

College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Offering: Master's degree, First-professional degree

Campus Setting: City, Midsize

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 81

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