Franciscan University of Steubenville

MA in Catholic Studies

View the World with Catholic Eyes


Franciscan University of Steubenville is a passionately Catholic university dedicated to supporting its students as they nurture their academic interests and connection to Christ. 

Faith and reason are at the heart of every academic program, which prepare all students for any career and a greater calling. 

Our well-rounded programs can lead to an education that has meaning and help our graduates to stand out in the job market.

Why a MA in Catholic Studies at Franciscan?

Franciscan University Students Outside

Embrace a 
Catholic Worldview

You’ll enrich your knowledge and understanding by viewing the world with a Catholic lens. Gain credentials that will boost your career through an interdisciplinary approach that combines your choice of courses in theology, philosophy, history, literature, science, and art. 

Franciscan University Classroom

Learn From
the Best

You'll learn from some of the best Catholic university professors. This all-star lineup includes the world’s foremost scripture scholar and Mariologist as well as top scholars for Aquinas and Theology of the Body. You’ll also connect with other students and deepen your faith through online faith formation and small groups. Career Services, a writing center, and tech support also are available for online students.

Franciscan University Students on Campus

Take Classes on Your Terms

Fit a quality master’s degree into your busy schedule with this 30-credit-hour program offered 100% online. Most students complete the program in two years, but it is possible to finish in one year. You can jump in during any session as classes are offered year-round in six sessions of eight weeks each. You also can financially capitalize on the best-value cost of $550 per credit hour.

“I loved the MA Catholic studies program! It integrates history, theology, art, and social doctrine to give a holistic understanding of the influence Catholicism has had on Western civilization. I found the program to be very flexible and possible to complete while working full time.”

—Liz Whitmore
Class of 2022

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Franciscan University of Steubenville 
1235 University Blvd. 
Steubenville, OH 43952 | (800) 783-6220

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