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