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Online Learning

Our campus is everywhere. Enjoy the flexibility of online courses and earn your degree or certificate no matter where you may be.

Earn Your Degree Online

Saint Joseph’s offers online learning in a user-friendly environment. Our user-friendly online platform allows you to log in from any device to access course materials, sit in on lectures, connect with classmates and receive assistance from faculty. Transform your career or pursue a new passion, choosing from a range of programs to find the perfect match for your interests and aspirations.

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Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

Accredited Online College Courses

Saint Joseph’s University’s accredited online programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Whether you are completing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or adding a certificate to your ledger, you’ll gain the future-proof skills required for what’s next. You will learn from expert faculty and connect with an entire community of students dedicated to success.

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Online and Hybrid Options Available

Flexible Options to Fit Your Schedule

With Saint Joseph’s University's online courses, it’s possible to broaden your educational horizons while continuing to live your life. Course options vary and are designed to be flexible, with start dates throughout the year. If you have questions about online courses and scheduling, a virtual information session can provide the answers you’re looking for.

Online Student Resources

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Online learning may not require you to step on campus but still connects you to an engaged student community while learning from experienced faculty. Learn more about our admissions process and find more information about our programs.

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All online learners deserve access to high-quality tools and resources. We are here to assist you throughout your academic journey. Online students can also join student clubs and activities, use recreational facilities, and study on campus.

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You may qualify for financial assistance for your online program. Learn about grants, scholarships, fellowships, payment plans and student loans, which can help cover the cost of online classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Earning an online bachelor’s or master’s degree or certificate from Saint Joseph’s University is a great way to expand your career opportunities while enjoying the flexibility to arrange your studies around your professional and personal schedule. Online classes allow you to do your coursework when and where it’s most convenient for you.

  • In online courses, students attend class by accessing a virtual classroom on the web and complete assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via e-mail and online discussion forums. Online courses are not self-paced, independent-study courses. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, maintain regular contact with the instructor and participate in online class discussions.

  • Saint Joseph’s University offers several programs in a fully online format, including: 

    • Bachelor’s and Adult-Learner Degrees & Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
      • Online adult-learner programs focus on business, health administration and becoming a better leader. 
    • Master’s Degrees
      • Explore an online master’s in education, finance and other fields. 
    • Certificate/Certification programs
      • Get the edge in your field by pursuing an online certificate that provides you with a new level of expertise.
  • Every student has a unique situation. Timelines depend on the degree or certificate you are pursuing and the requirements of each program. If you have questions about the program you are interested in, schedule a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor.

  • It depends on your program of study, as some programs do require a weekly session with your instructor. For other programs, you are required to stay on schedule with assignments and log in multiple times per week. You have the flexibility of choosing the time of day or night you want to log onto the internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through the website) by the specified date and time. Some classes may have several due dates each week. Others may require work only once per week.

  • Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Our dedicated financial aid staff can help guide you in this process.

    We also offer special discounts for Saint Joseph's alumni, employees of participating companies, military veterans and their families, and applicants who completed a year or more of service with a qualified mission organization.

  • Yes, merit-based scholarships may be available to eligible students accepted into our online programs. To learn more about available scholarships and requirements to qualify for them, please contact graduate@sju.edu (master’s programs) or admit@sju.edu (bachelor’s and associate degree programs).

  • Yes, many online students commemorate their dedication to achieving their degrees by attending our commencement ceremonies. A full celebration of graduation is conducted every May on Curran Field overlooking City Ave. and the Saint Joseph’s campus.

  • If you are ready to apply to our accredited online college courses, you can start the process today. Find out everything you need to know about the online course application process on our Application page.

Hear From Current Students

Maha Abdalla '22, saint joseph's university ABA student

By learning in small-sized classes among students from all walks of life and different professional backgrounds, you have the chance to learn from your classmates and your professors and connect in our mutual passions for the field and our studies."

Maha Abdalla '22, saint joseph's university ABA student
Maha Abdulla '22

ABA Post-Master's Certificate student

Jon Cabrera '22 MHA student at Saint Joseph's University

The university has done an exceptional job developing programs that are flexible and meet the needs of a variety of students. Working full time, being an online grad student, while raising four children has been challenging at times, yet my program is delivered to allow for busy individuals such as myself to succeed."

Jon Cabrera '22 MHA student at Saint Joseph's University
Jon Cabrera '22

MHA student

Kevin mueller '22 saint joseph's university student

Being 10+ years removed from my undergraduate education, I wasn't sure how an online education experience would work. I was overjoyed with how seamless the online studies were and the amount of flexibility SJU's program offered."

Kevin mueller '22 saint joseph's university student
Kevin Mueller '22

MBA, Real Estate Finance track student