The Franciscan Difference

Why Franciscan University Online?

It’s simple. Here, you’ll find an online degree program that mirrors the singular graduate education experience Franciscan University offers to its on-campus students. That experience seamlessly integrates faith and reason, people and technology, theory and practice, equipping you to take both your career and your life to the next level.


Franciscan University offers you the opportunity to advance your career and expand your intellectual horizons.

Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization

Prepares you for positions as DREs, Parish Faith Formation directors, RCIA directors, upper level youth ministers, and Catholic school teachers.

Master of Business Administration

Advances your career by integrating Catholic moral, ethical, and social teachings with the professional theories and skills you need to succeed as a Catholic business leader.

Master of Science in Education

Concentrations in Online Instruction and Reading Endorsement
Elevates your teaching from outstanding to exceptional and gives you the skills to design and teach online courses.


You’ll study under the same world-class scholars and seasoned practitioners who teach in our classrooms and who have proven track records of equipping their students for both personal and professional success.


At Franciscan University, the Catholic faith isn’t just an academic subject.

  • It’s a way of seeing the world and living life.
  • It calls us to recognize the dignity of every human person and honor everyone we meet as the image of God.
  • It means our virtual community is built on mutual respect and Christian charity.

Interactive Learning

The bulk of your studies will take place “in the cloud” through Franciscan’s Online Blackboard. This innovative learning management system:

  • Functions as a virtual classroom;
  • Allows you to collaborate with professors, multiple class members, and study partners;
  • Enables you to create and participate in video lectures, discussion threads, podcasts, Vodcasts, wikis, email, video mail, instant messaging, social media, blogs, and more.


Designed for busy professionals, Franciscan’s online degree programs let you:

  • Decide how quickly you complete your degree;
  • Choose from a variety of course options and tracks to individualize your program of studies;
  • Find the pace of coursework that fits your life.
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