Catholic Theological Union
|Catholic Theological Union|
|Motto||Preparing effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ's good news of justice, love, and peace.|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic Church|
|President||The Very Reverend Dr. Donald Senior, C.P., S.T.D.|
|Dean||Sister Dr. Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Ph.D.|
|Academic staff||ca. 50|
|Admin. staff||ca. 55|
|Location||Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Affiliations||The Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), University of Chicago Divinity School, DePaul University|
Catholic Theological Union, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, is one of the largest schools of theology in the world and trains men and women for lay and clerical ministry within the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded in 1968, when three religious communities united their separate theology programs to form one school.
Since its inception, CTU has been blessed with a rich diversity reflecting the global church itself: a student body representing forty-six countries worldwide; religious order seminarians and lay women and men; students of varying ages and backgrounds. Its distinguished Catholic faculty also includes scholars from the Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. And over the years CTU’s programs have expanded to address the intercultural needs of the Church in an increasingly global society.
CTU alums now number more than 3,500, serving the Church across the United States and in sixty-five countries worldwide. They work in parishes, homeless shelters, prisons, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, gang ministry, hospices, social service organizations, and myriad other ministry settings.
CTU is also home to the Bernardin Center of Theology and Ministry. Its many initiatives include Catholics on Call, Peacebuilders Initiative, In Good Faith, Catholic-Jewish Studies, Catholic-Muslim Studies, and Catholic Common Ground Initiative.
In addition, CTU is home to the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program, the Institute of Religious Formation, and the Biblical Study and Travel Program.
The faculty are Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim. The student body is multi-ethnic and international in composition, and graduates of the school minister in a large variety of ways throughout the world.
Additionally, the school has been continually accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).
CTU offers several different degree programs, to serve a variety of students' needs: the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Arts (Theology) [M.A.], and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), as well as a myriad of professional/specialized degree programs, including the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (M.A.P.S.), the Master of Arts in Biblical Ministry (M.A.-B.M.), the Master of Arts in Hispanic Theology and Ministry (M.A.-H.T.M.), the Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministry (M.A.-I.C.M.), the Master of Arts in Justice Ministry (M.A.-J.M.), and the Master of Arts in Liturgy (M.A.-LIT). Finally, the school offers several certificates in a variety of theological and ministerial areas.
Roman Catholic religious orders associated with Catholic Theological Union 
- Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosier Fathers and Brothers)
- Canons Regular of Premontre (Norbertines)
- Capuchin Franciscan Friars (Capuchins)
- Claretian Missionaries (Claretians)
- Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)
- Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
- Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
- Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans)
- Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians)
- Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
- Congregation of the Passion (Passionists)
- Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
- Missionaries of the Precious Blood
- Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
- Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians)
- Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columbans)
- Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)
- Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Friars)
- Order of St. Augustine (Augustinians)
- Priests of the Sacred Heart
- Society of the Divine Word
- Xaverian Missionaries
Centers of Catholic Theological Union 
- Bernardin Center
- Chicago Center for Global Ministries
- Hesburgh Sabbatical
- Institute of Religious Formation
- Institute for Sexuality Studies
- National Religious Vocation Conference
- Religious Brothers Conference
- Catholic Theological Union
- Catholics on Call
- Catholic Common Ground Initiative
- Peacebuilders Initiative
- The Association of Chicago Theological Schools
- The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)