List of Catholic Online/Distance Education graduate degrees


#1

Hello everyone!

I’m compiling a list of Catholic seminaries/colleges/universities that offer graduate degrees via distance, online, or intensives and wanted to see if we could get a thorough list together here.

So far, I’ve found:

The Franciscan University of Steubenville
franciscan.edu/DistanceLearning/

Catholic Distance University
cdu.edu/

The Augustine Institute
augustineinstitute.org/

Holy Apostles College and Seminary
holyapostles.edu/distance-learninghttp://www.holyapostles.edu/distance-learning

All of these are accredited except the Augustine Institute.

Does anyone know of any other degree programs to add to this list? I think it would be helpful for those looking into ordained, lay ministry, academic ministry, or simply for personal spiritual enrichment, to compile as thorough a list as possible. I’ve been focusing on places that offer MAs, but adding schools that offer other degrees would be helpful too.

*(Another fun source is the Catholic Home Study Service. They don’t offer degrees or diplomas or certificates, just **free *correspondence courses for personal spiritual enrichment. I’m doing one of them now and thoroughly recommend it (another CAF person suggested it to me). It’s great for newbie Catholics like me :stuck_out_tongue: :
amm.org/chss/chss.asp ).


#2

Thank you for this thread, Marie_Katherine! I had been thinking about asking just this type of information in a thread. The cheaper the courses, as far as I am concerned, the better. I am very restricted by finances.
I will be following this thread with interest.

TS


#3

Great idea for a thread!

jpcatholic.com/academics/degree/theology_cert.php


#4

Here is one;

Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies offered by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary.


#5

In the UK: www.maryvale.ac.uk


#6

Thanks for the additions everyone! I wonder if people have any experience with these institutions and could add feedback to the thread as well?

The USCCB put a together a list of accredited institutions offerings courses, certificates and degrees:

usccb.org/laity/laysurvey/schools.shtml


#7

[quote="ByzCath, post:4, topic:251208"]
Here is one;

Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies offered by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary.

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Thanks ByzCath!I've been looking for some on Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.


#8

This is a great list!

I have another one:
saintleo.edu/About-SLU/Catholic-Universities-in-Florida

I believe they have a widespread online presence as well:
online.saintleo.edu/


#9

[quote="Marie_Katherine, post:1, topic:251208"]
Hello everyone!

I'm compiling a list of Catholic seminaries/colleges/universities that offer graduate degrees via distance, online, or intensives and wanted to see if we could get a thorough list together here.

[/quote]

Are you wanting schools which have a degree/certificate in religion/theology/divinity, or just Catholic schools that have any online programming? If the former, that will narrow it down but if the latter there will likely be many of them.

Cheers!


#10

[quote="jwinch2, post:9, topic:251208"]
Are you wanting schools which have a degree/certificate in religion/theology/divinity, or just Catholic schools that have any online programming? If the former, that will narrow it down but if the latter there will likely be many of them.

Cheers!

[/quote]

The former, schools offering course/degrees/certificates/diplomas in divinity, religion, or theology.


#11

Thanks. That is what I thought from reading the post originally.

Regards,


#12

[quote="blessed80, post:8, topic:251208"]
This is a great list!

I have another one:
saintleo.edu/About-SLU/Catholic-Universities-in-Florida

I believe they have a widespread online presence as well:
online.saintleo.edu/

[/quote]

My alma mater:thumbsup:!


#13

Ditto - great thread. TS, one thing to note about Catholic Distance University: they have partnerships with various diocese. If yours is one of them, you might be able to take a seminar for as little as $30. The list of their partner dioceses is here.

If your budget is zero, then you can still get some great reading at Catholic Information Service, and they have free courses you can take as well (two online and one correspondence course).


#14

Great thread....marking it so I don't lose it.


#15

I have tried all the above links to online theology courses. They all require me to be American. Is there any university that will allow a Canadian to take theology courses?

Thanks for the help.


#16

In the last year (2011), Catholic Distance University has had students from more than 20 different countries including Canada. Over its history, CDU has had students from more than 60 different countries.


#17

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.


#18

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 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 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!


#19

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:o


#20

Forham University in New York offers several master’s level programs online.

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.

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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