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Old Jan 16, '12, 3:55 am
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Default Re: List of Catholic Online/Distance Education graduate degrees

In 2011, Catholic Distance University had students from more than 20 different countries, including Canada. The only restriction is that payment be made in US dollars, which is easy enough with a credit card. Over its history, CDU has had students from more than 60 different countries.
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I think that when you are looking for different graduate degrees online, you need to find the best program that fits your learning style and also a field that you can see yourself happy with throughout your career. I think that education is a great major to focus on as well as the health field. For so many students going into online programs or in person programs, money is always a barrier and just know there are tons of financial aid service available http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/ and if you choose your courses correctly and plan well, you should not have a problem with finances. Also for different programs that I would recommend look at http://www.mhaprograms.org which answers any question you have about different programs, time commitment, day by day schedules, career opportunities etc. There are plenty of great programs out there and I would take your time and choose the one that fits your learning style the best. Best of luck!
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Old Dec 14, '13, 5:48 pm
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Also, ensure you read the fine print, especially if you want an exclusive online degree. For example, Franciscan U requires you to take two courses ON CAMPUS
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Old Dec 15, '13, 10:32 pm
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Forham University in New York offers several master's level programs online.

http://www.fordham.edu/

Tyndale Seminary in Toronto- also offers a combination of online plus distance learning courses. It is an evangelical, ecumenical university but considering our audience this could be a possibility for someone who wants something different.

http://www.tyndale.ca/

Concordia University's Master's of Theological studies doesn't offer an online version but if students decide to do the Thesis option, they can complete the course work in one year and then can work from wherever they are located on their thesis.
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Old Mar 7, '14, 1:19 pm
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Thanks for starting this thread. I came upon this while researching online programs in religious studies. Maybe someone out there can help me. I am a first year religion coordinator at a Catholic elementary school and would like to get a degree in religious studies. I have achieved a Master Catechist certificate through my diocese (Cleveland) and want to expand my education. Any recommendations on an affordable option? I am a bit overwhelmed with all the options and not sure which direction I should go.
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Old Mar 10, '14, 6:53 am
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Thanks for starting this thread. I came upon this while researching online programs in religious studies. Maybe someone out there can help me. I am a first year religion coordinator at a Catholic elementary school and would like to get a degree in religious studies. I have achieved a Master Catechist certificate through my diocese (Cleveland) and want to expand my education. Any recommendations on an affordable option? I am a bit overwhelmed with all the options and not sure which direction I should go.
Blessings!
Hi TeaBull,
I work at CDU, so I can speak a little bit to our offerings: Teachers, catechists, DRE's and principals are among the students CDU serves, so you'd be in good company. Catholic Distance University offers a variety of ways for those who serve the Church to expand their education. CDU's MA in Theology, with a concentration in Ecclesial Service, would enhance your professional credentials while giving you a broad theological and methodological basis for serving the people of God. If the full degree is too much of a commitment, CDU has a graduate certificate in Sacred Scripture, and will soon be launching other graduate certificates - these are essentially half of an MA, allowing the student to focus on a particular area of interest.

Or, if you are not looking for an accredited degree but rather a continuing education certification, there are a number of them offered by CDU - probably the Advanced Catechist certificate would be appropriate in your case, but you would want to discuss that with the dean of catechetics or the admissions officer at CDU. CDU recently reduced the fees associated with earning continuing education certificates like the Advanced Catechist cert.

I hope that is helpful! God bless your work,

Damian
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Thank you Damian. Your response was very helpful. May I ask? What is the difference between the graduate certificate you mentioned and the Advanced Cat. certificate?
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Avila Institute has on-line graduate and personal enrichment courses in many Catholic areas including spiritual direction. They offer scholarships and payment plans for those in need.
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Old Mar 11, '14, 4:42 am
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Catholic University in Washington DC has begun a Master of Catechesis degree that can be done online.

http://trs.cua.edu/academic/grad/religioused/ma.cfm
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Old Mar 18, '14, 7:47 am
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Thank you Damian. Your response was very helpful. May I ask? What is the difference between the graduate certificate you mentioned and the Advanced Cat. certificate?
The graduate certificates are half of an MA in Theology - they are the half focusing on a particular topic like Scripture or Church History. Those graduate credits can be used toward an MA if you decide to go that way later on. The Advanced Catechist certificate focuses more on teaching, so it includes more teaching methodology. And it is continuing-ed level, so those courses do not contribute toward a degree.

God bless,
Damian
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Old May 23, '14, 6:41 am
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Hi All,

Does anyone have any experience with one of the following online universities?
And if so how would you rate your experience?

Franciscan University of Steubenville
John Paul The Great Catholic University
CDU
DeSales University

Thanks
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Old Sep 28, '14, 7:23 am
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Is there a price comparison for these programs listed anywhere? Like on the USCCB website? (I'm sorry I'm not in front of my computer to look it up myself)

I am looking for a masters in theology but checked to nearby seminaries (both over an hour) and it's over $12,000.
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