Program Facts

  • GU Theology Facts

    • Gannon’s theology graduates find employment in teaching, youth ministry and administration.
    • Gannon’s theology graduates have attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, Boston College, Chicago Theological Union, Washington Theological Union and Duquesne University just to name a few.
    • Job placement rates for Gannon theology graduates are 100 percent for those with a master’s degree.

    Major Facts

    • The shortage of clergy is expected to increase in the coming years. With a growing need in the Catholic Church, lay ministers with a theology degree will be in demand.
    • Salaries for theology graduates range from $20,000 to $25,000; earnings can be considerably higher for those with a master’s degree.

    About the Program

    • Gannon’s theology faculty is affiliated with the College Theology Society of America, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Theology Society of America and the International Society of Thomas Merton Studies.
    • Gannon’s theology program has the largest faculty within a 100-mile radius and offers a complete theological curriculum, including opportunities to study Hebrew, New Testament Greek and Latin.
    • Gannon’s theology program also offers courses in other faith traditions, both Christian and non-Christian and requires all its majors and minors to acquire knowledge of and sensitivity to all faiths.
    • The department offers both a major and minor in theology, and its program is flexible enough to allow students to pursue an additional major. Gannon also offers a master’s program in pastoral studies.