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Holy Apostles College & Seminary offers a 100% distance learning M.A. in Theology (not sure how different that is from an M.Th.). It is a 12 course/36 credit hour program. No previous experience in theology or philosophy is required as far as I understand. You do need to hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least a 3.0, however. They are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the heads-up. I had previously explored Holy Apostles. We also have a graduate from Holy Apostles who works in our diocese. He completed their 100% distance learning program (an MA in Theology with a concentration in bioethics).
Neither St. Leo nor Holy Apostles are ATS accredited, but they are both regionally accredited, so either is acceptable. There are not many ATS accredited degrees that are 100% online, but here is a list of ATS accredited schools that offer at least six online credits. I know of at least one Protestant university that offers an ATS accredited degree that is 100% online, but don't know of any Catholic ATS degrees that are 100% online. In another 10 years, there will probably be several more 100% online theology degrees because things are rapidly changing.
I guess I'll go with St. Leo because they will accept up to 9 transfer credits in theology, which I have. Holy Apostles will only accept 6 transfer credits. Both require a total of 36 credits to graduate with a Theology graduate degree. If I go with St. Leo, then it's one less required class to take.
The cost is comparable. Holy Apostles charges $975 per 3-credit class and St. Leo charges about $850 for a 3-credit class (their website says $1266, but there is a diocesan discount that isn't heavily advertised). Plus, with a Parrish scholarship, the St. Leo cost is about $450 per 3-credit class. The aggregate tuition will end up being around $5400 (excluding books) for an M.Th degree. The cost is good, but oh all that work! Groan!
So I guess St. Leo is it, possibly starting in fall of 2014, unless the Lord doesn't allow it or prompts me to go in a different direction.