So I’m looking to study theology in grad school and I’m currently trying to find grad schools to go to. I have a strong desire to stay in Chicago but it may be necessary to leave to study. I like CTU but hear conflicting reports on whether it’s a good school or not. A theologically conservative deacon I know who studied there acknowledged their liberal bent but 1) said that he was able to handle himself and maintain his conservatism and 2) said that I would be able to do fine there. Another friend of mine who studied theology at a highly orthodox Catholic university also lauded CTU as a good school with a good academic program. So I really don’t know what to believe at this point…although I’ll admit that CTU is very attractive to me right now.
Other options I’ve considered are Notre Dame (good school, close to Chicago, free tuition for MA students) and another small theology school at a monastery I know of. I like CUA and Franciscan but I’m not sure I want to move that far away from home to study (unless I can do all the work for Franciscan online ). I’m also not terribly fond of Ave Maria or those other small theological schools around the country. Again CTU is appealing to me right now.
So what does everyone think of all this? (BTW I might post this elsewhere also). Pax!