About Saint Joseph’s University Online

Saint Joseph’s University, is an accredited, private, non-for-profit Catholic university. SJU was founded by the Jesuits in 1851 at Old St. Joseph's Church. It is located a block away from Philadelphia's Independence Hall. While retaining its Jesuit heritage, SJU now offers online master’s degrees and graduate certificates. Some of the fields available through SJU online include Education, Business, Criminal Justice and Health Administration. Look for high academic standards and a strong Liberal Arts base.

Why Consider St. Joseph's University Online?

Mission, Vision and Values

At the core of Saint Joseph’s University value system is the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis—care for the entire person. Students are guided to develop and grow personally and intellectually as they pursue study in a chosen discipline.

Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation

Based on Fall 2015 datai, out of 8,000 enrolled at SJU, over 3,000 were graduate students. Of these, 17% attended full-time, and 83% part-time.

  • 53% were enrolled in distance learning
  • 11% were enrolled in some distance learning
  • 36% were not enrolled in any distance learning

The overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2009 was 79%.i Of the 1,200 + Masters degrees, over 400 were awarded in Business, Management and Marketing.i The majority of Graduate Certificates were awarded in Criminology.i

Financial Aid at SJUM

Eligible students may receive Federal financial assistance in the form of student loans or grants. Saint Josephs University Online may also offer other forms of financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify.

How Do I Apply to Saint Joseph’ University Online?

You can apply to Saint Josephs’ University Online through an electronic form. There are easy-to-use forms for each program. Most often, students need to submit letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. Specific programs such as the MBA may require GMAT/GRE scores and a resume. Online clearance documents must be filled out for Education programs.

Admissions for International Students

Saint Joseph’s University welcomes international students to online graduate and certificate programs. Non-U.S. citizen must submit the following.

  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL)
  • Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT scores or official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Letter of recommendation from guidance counselor or teacher
  • Essay or Personal Statement

Start Dates

Applications to Saint Joseph’s University Online are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. You may complete your coursework as a full or part-time student, with classes available on-campus or online. To meet the demands of working students, some programs (e.g. online MODL degree) are offered in 6 sessions per year. Each session is 8 weeks long.

Faculty at SJU

There are 300+ full-time and 300+ part-time faculty members at SJUi. Almost all (98%) tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees and are experts in their fields. Students at Saint Joseph’s University Online describe the faculty as caring and accessible.

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Why Consider Saint Joseph’s University?

Students at Saint Joseph’s University benefit from an education that is founded on scholarship and service. Saint Joseph’s University Online students have access to a dynamic and inclusive campus set in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, as well as many online services.

Nationally Ranked Programs

Saint Joseph’s University has risen to a No. 11 ranking from No. 15 among 187 regional universities (North) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of Best Colleges.

The University’s Haub School of Business’s risk management and insurance program (RMI) was No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2017.

In 2014, SJU also earned a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.ii

User-friendly Online Program Model

Saint Joseph’s University’s user-friendly online platform means easy immersion in a digital learning setting. Students can log in from anywhere they have Internet.

  • Easily access course materials
  • Upload work assignments
  • Participate in group discussion boards
  • Get help from professors

Online Student Experience

Online courses are not self-paced, independent study courses. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to take part in online class discussions. Some programs do require a weekly session with the instructor. Other programs may require students to log in multiple times per week.

Test A Program

“Test Flight” is an interactive experience that allows a student to pilot a curriculum. Throughout your flight, you’ll be presented with case studies like what you would experience as a student. Choose your path and receive feedback from the instructors.

Online Student Support Services

Saint Joseph's University Online students have their own personal Student Services Coordinator. He or she is just a phone call away, and there to assist with any issues or questions that may arise during your academic life. Also, SJU Online offers 24/7 technical support.

Services and Programs for Service Members and Veterans

Saint Joseph’s University offers eligible students in all branches of the military a tuition discount, which applies to online degree or online graduate level certificate programs.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program 
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Saint Joseph's University Accreditation

Saint Joseph’s University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, SJU is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB-accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Saint Joseph’s University Online Programs

Saint Joseph's University has online programs in business, criminal justice, education, and health care. 

  • Nationally ranked # 21 by U.S. News & World Report 2017 for Graduate Business Intelligence and Analytics. SJU offers an online MS in Business Intelligence.
  • SJU also offers an extensive portfolio of Executive MBA Programs, with industry focused specialization in Global Leadership, Food Marketing, and Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing.

Online Graduate Certificates

Online graduate certificate programs are available in criminal justice and education. Choose a Post-Bachelors Certificate in Autism Studies. Or, consider an online Accelerated Teacher Certification (OATCERT). This program is designed to aid working professionals earn their initial secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certificate. Or, to earn a Master's degree in Secondary Education within one of the traditional content areas: Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

Program Highlight: Online MS in Criminal Justice

Are you a current law enforcement professional? Would you like to learn how to put administrative strategies into action? The Online Criminal Justice Master's Program at Saint Joseph’s University Online stresses theory and research, administration, and the problems involved in effecting change within the criminal justice system.

Students in the online MSJC from Saint Joseph’s University are taught by faculty sourced from the criminal justice field. The 30-credit Criminal Justice curriculum requires degree candidates to take the following four core courses.

  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Criminology Theory
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Professional Writing for Law Enforcement

Students can personalize their degree through concentration options.

  • Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Management
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Program Highlight: Hybrid/Online MS in Organizational Leadership

Are you interested in building leadership skills in real time? The online Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) from Saint Joseph’s University is a 36-credit hour program. It is designed to prepare business leaders to manage strategic changes. Learn from a knowledgeable faculty of Ph.D.’s, MBA’s, authors, executive coaches, Fortune 500 consultants, senior managers, and organizational leaders with global experience.

The online MODL program is dynamic and involves collaboration. Complete group assignments and projects while honing your team building and leadership skills. The program has one 6 credit residency which is held over a long weekend several times per year. This offers face-to-face feedback and the chance to lead change experiments. It is broken into clinics.

  • Facilitative Leadership
  • Team Leadership
  • Implementing Change
  • Power and Authority

Prospective students need a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 along with 4 years of work experience. Most students take 18 credit hours of courses per year, and complete their degree in as little as two years.

Program Highlight: Online MS in Health Administration

Are you concerned about superior patient care? Do you hope to move up the corporate hospital ladder? The online Master of Science in Health Administration (HAD) from Saint Joseph’s University is a practice-based program. Alumni from the online HAD include Fortune 500 executives from the private sector and administrators from hospitals such as John Hopkin’s.

Students in the online HAD program are taught by industry professionals. For instance, health care law is taught by working health care attorneys. Courses cover basic technical and behavioral skills defined by the Health Leadership Competency Model and developed by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.

The general curriculum for the online Masters in Health Administration requires completing 10 courses or 30-credit hours. One of these is a final capstone course. Among the topics students explore are health care ethics and law, accounting, and financial management. In addition, students select from two different concentration tracks.

  • General track explores epidemiology, community health and health policy (6 credits)
  • Health informatics track (12 credits)

For students who choose to pursue the Health Care Ethics concentration, the curriculum is 36 hours taken across 12 courses. The Informatics concentration is 42 hours taken across 14 courses.

Choose a Program at Saint Joseph’s University Online

Ready for an online graduate program that challenges your mind and requires a dedication to achievement? Browse the paid program listings below. Click the icons for more details. Then, use the on-page form to request more info. The next degree program may be starting soon. Take the next step today!

School Headquarters: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395

Sources:(i)nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Saint+Joseph%27s+University&s=all&id=215770 | (ii) sju.edu/news-events/news/saint-josephs-named-presidents-higher-ed-community-service-honor-roll

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