Graduate Studies

The Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization (MACE) and the Master of Arts in Theology degrees empowers you to be more effective in leading others to a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ.

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Florida Students receive 1/3 OFF the normal tuition through our arrangement with Franciscan University

Our program is accessible.

Students only need a bachelor's degree in any discipline to begin the program.

Our program is convenient.

Program can be done 100% online and can be completed in 2-5 years.

Our program is respected.

Professors include Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Michael Sirilla, Dr. John Bergsma, and other great minds!

The Details of the Program:

Whether you’re looking to serve the Church better as a catechist, diocesan or parish faith formation director, youth minister, RCIA leader, or religion teacher, or simply to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith, our partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville offers you the chance to acquire the knowledge and skills you need at a third off the regular tuition rates. And you can do it entirely online in as little as 24 months! By joining our “Florida cohort” you gain the unique advantage of having access to academic support, encouragement, friendship, and faith sharing within your local area.

The Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization (MACE) and the Master of Arts in Theology degrees empowers you to be more effective in leading others to a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ.

More About the Graduate Program

  • Students have 5 years to complete the program.
  • The online program follows a semester schedule. Some classes are only available at certain semesters, so you will need to plan ahead if you need or want a particular class.
  • Students must pick the track they wish to pursue: MA Theology or MA Catechetics and Evangelization.
    Each track has specific classes they are required to take, as well as optional classes.
  • A usual class load is 12 classes, or 36 credit hours, not including background prerequisite courses. It is up to you how many classes you will take each semester.
  • Students can take up to 4 “local” classes. All lectures and materials in a “local” class remain online and easily accessible. But in addition to this, classes try to meet several times throughout the semester for fellowship and class discussion led by the professor. These gatherings are not mandatory, but add a personal dimension to the online program.
  • Students need access to a computer and internet.
  • Once classes are completed, students take a comprehensive exam, based on questions created by the professors of each class they have taken.

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Begin the admissions process here. Once the Institute application is accepted, will will put your in touch with the appropriate parties.

Admission Forms for Graduate Degree Program

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Letter of Intent Form
Letter of Recommendation Form
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