I’m not sure this is the right forum, but it makes the most sense to me.
I’m considering pursuing a Master’s in Theology. I have become very interested in learning more about the Church and the Catholic faith, and feel a Master’s degree would be beneficial. I’m also part of our parish’s RCIA team, and though a Master’s would be a big help.
However, my family and work schedule, along with my distance from any Catholic universities, makes the traditional route very difficult, and I’d probably find myself abandoning such a program years down the road. So I’ve been looking at some distance education programs, namely The Catholic Distance University (cdu.edu) and Holy Apostles (holyapostles.edu). Both seem to have good programs and are geared towards self-study at home.
I’d like to find one that is accredited through a reputable accreditation organization. The program is important to me, and I can determine that with a review of they offer. I’m leaning towards Holy Apostles because I like the program and the timeline. It appears to have a regional accreditation, but no mention of distance education. CDU, on the other hand, has a specific accreditation in distance education.
Does anybody have any experience with these institutions? Or know of any others? Or any major Catholic university that grants graduate degrees via distance education?