Programs of Study
The Master of Arts Degree in Franciscan Studies requires 30 credits and is interdisciplinary in nature. A series of six core courses introduces the student to basic areas of Franciscan studies. Building on this foundation, the student may pursue the Franciscan contribution to history, sources, theology, and spirituality through specialization in one of these four areas. A written and oral comprehensive examination is required of all degree candidates at the completion of the program.
The School of Franciscan Studies also offers an Advanced Certificate in Franciscan Studies (16 credits). The only required course is Introduction to Franciscan and Medieval Studies. Additional courses are chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.
The School's courses are offered annually during a five-week summer session, providing scholars and students with the opportunity to utilize its extensive and impressive library as well as its courses and workshops.
It also offers conferences and workshops on a regular basis on a wide variety of topics of interest to members of the Franciscan family and Medievalists.