Adult and Continuing Education

It’s time to focus on your goals and earn the degree you’ve been dreaming of.

Find Your Program

Hundreds of degree options to fit your career path. Find yours now.

Saint Joseph’s University has a wide variety of bachelor's, master's, doctoral, associate or certificate programs. Here, you can choose a traditional academic path, combine majors across schools, opt for an accelerated or direct-entry pathway or enroll in a dual-degree program.

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More Than Coursework

A True Community

Has it been years since you set foot in a classroom? You’re not alone. Our community of engaged faculty, academic advisors and career services offers adult learners a supportive environment to obtain their educational goals.

This commitment starts with a dedicated admission counselor who can review your previous transcripts and discuss majors and accelerated programs with you. This commitment continues throughout your time at St. Joe's through free tutoring services, an unbeatable Writing Center, personal counseling, and group study sessions in the library or online.

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Accelerate Your Career

Earn Your Graduate Degree

Continue your education while also saving valuable time and money when you enroll in one of our Accelerated Master's Degree programs. You can earn credits to apply towards your graduate degree while completing your bachelor's degree. Connect with our team today to learn more.

Gain In-Demand Skills

Non-Credit Certificates and Bootcamps

Enter a new field or upskill in your industry with a fast-paced, non-credit bootcamp or certificate program from Saint Joseph’s University. We partner with industry experts to provide offerings that help people stay competitive in the workforce and we’re continuing to expand our offerings.

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Start Your Healthcare Career

Associate and Certificates

Saint Joseph's in Lancaster now offers more than 15 associate and certificate programs to help you get started in your nursing and specialized healthcare fields. Students will benefit from a proven, accredited curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and mentorship from experienced faculty, positioning them for success in their chosen healthcare careers. 

Coming from community college, I wanted something where I can run into familiar faces on campus. I wanted to be in front of professors and build relationships that way. Online learning and in-person learning at the University – both have really been working out well."

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Colleen Joy Kucera '23

general studies major

Meet Your Admission Counselor

Every prospective student has an admission counselor who will assist you through the admission and financial aid process.

Personalized Support

Whether you’re 26 or 66, going back to college isn’t always easy. Get the help you need with targeted support. From writing papers to coping with stress to conducting a job search, we're with you every step of the way.

Saint Joseph's University Writing Center

Find a writing tutor, schedule an online tutorial or check out the editing resources available at the writing center.

Saint Joseph's University Career Development

Meet with one of our career counselors, attend our networking events and career fairs, and explore our resources and job search tools.

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Need help navigating your college experience? Looking for an advocate for special services or needs? The Success Center can point you in the right direction. 

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to transform your future? Saint Joseph’s University is here to help you reach your personal and professional goals.