Welcome to Admissions


Our mission as a Catholic and Franciscan university is to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples for lives of worldwide mission!

At Franciscan University, you’ll find professors, spiritual mentors, and lifelong friends who will challenge and help you to grow mentally and spiritually. In the midst of our academically excellent and passionately Catholic community, you’ll discover who God made you to be and leave here prepared to flourish—professionally, spiritually, and personally.


Franciscan University offers seven graduate programs on campus here in our passionately Catholic environment, plus four programs entirely online that are imbued with our passionately Catholic spirit. You will be prepared to succeed both professionally and personally.

Utilizing the latest scholarship, presented by professors who have worked in the field they now teach, and immersed in our spiritually enriching Catholic environment, our graduate programs challenge you to excel academically and form you personally so you may truly be salt and light to the world.


Master of Business Administration

  • Taught by the same great faculty as our ground MBA program Integrates Catholicism into our dynamic business curriculum
  • Can be completed in 15-24 months

Master of Arts--Catechetics

  • Taught by acclaimed faculty including Scott Hahn, Bob Rice, and John Bergsma
  • Prepares graduates to be youth ministers, directors of religious education, directors of catechetics, RCIA directors, or other parish leaders

Master of Science--Education

  • Teachers graduates how to develop curricula for ground & online-programs
  • Helps students meet reading endorsement requirements
  • Prepares students for success as teachers or administrators

Undergraduate Online

  • We offer dual-enrollment classes for high school juniors and seniors and Associate of Arts degrees online