Franciscan School of Theology

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Franciscan School of Theology
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia current.jpg
Former names
San Luis Rey College
TypePrivate
Established1854
AffiliationCatholic (Order of Friars Minor)
PresidentJoseph P. Chinnici
DeanWilliam J. Short
Academic staff
6 full-time; 9 part-time[1]
Postgraduates64[1]
Location, ,
US

37°52′37.95″N 122°15′38.62″W / 37.8772083°N 122.2607278°W / 37.8772083; -122.2607278Coordinates: 37°52′37.95″N 122°15′38.62″W / 37.8772083°N 122.2607278°W / 37.8772083; -122.2607278
CampusUrban
Websitefst.edu

The Franciscan School of Theology (FST) is a Roman Catholic graduate theological school at the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside, California. It is owned and operated by the Province of Saint Barbara of the Order of Friars Minor. FST is affiliated with the University of San Diego, a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego.[2]

Academic program and accreditation[edit]

The Franciscan School of Theology is a small Roman Catholic proprietary school located at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California. FST is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[2]

The school trains lay men and women of the Roman Catholic Church and offers two degrees:[3]

  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS) - A two-year academic degree providing a breadth of theological understanding for general educational purposes.
  • Master of Divinity (M Div.) - A three-year professional degree that testifies to proficiency in the sciences and skills necessary for ordination to the priesthood or lay ecclesial ministry in the Roman Catholic Church.

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