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Welcome To St. Joseph's University

Welcome to Saint Joseph’s University Online

For more than 160 years, Saint Joseph's University has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or care of the entire person.

A passionate and energetic Spirit runs through our proud students and loyal alumni. It's evident in everything we do at Saint Joseph's University.  We challenge the Intellect of our students by immersing them in an environment that requires a dedication to achievement and encourages them to live their lives with an enduring Purpose, by aspiring and committing to help make the world a better place.

Online Programs Offered
Saint Joseph’s University is proud to offer Online Master’s Degrees, Online Bachelor’s Degrees, and Online Graduate Certificates in Business, Leadership, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice, Health Services and Education.

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To learn more about the online programs offered by Saint Joseph's University, please call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative, or you can request more information.

Online Graduate Programs


Saint Joseph's University has online degree programs in business, criminal justice, education, and health care. These Master's level degrees help our students develop skill sets that carry over into their professional lives. Thanks to the flexible distance-learning format of our online graduate degree programs, you can earn a Master’s degree whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you.

Currently, we offer the following graduate degrees online:


Master's in Business Intelligence & Analytics
The Master’s in Business Intelligence & Analytics program helps you gain a solid foundation in both technology and quantitative decision making tools that will aid your ability to interpret information. This program seeks to put the technology and analytical concepts into a relevant, functional business application context. According to U.S. News & World Report, Saint Joseph’s online graduate business programs are ranked #17 in the country. The online MS in Business Intelligence is delivered through the highly-ranked and universally-recognized Haub School of Business.


Master's in Organization Development and Leadership
The Master's in Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) degree is an innovative program that offers the rigor of an MBA with a focus on the human side of business. It emphasizes leadership development, organizational change and personal growth. Student will learn the skills needed to lead change and drive growth in today’s complex organizations from a faculty of Ph.D.’s, MBA’s, authors, executive coaches, Fortune 500 consultants, senior managers, and organizational leaders with global experience.

Master's in Strategic Human Resource Management
The SHRM-recognized online Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management (MSSHRM) at Saint Joseph’s University helps you develop competence in the human resources field, gain experience in leaveraging people assets within an organization, and build a strategic perspective on human capital.

Criminal Justice

Master's in Criminal Justice
The Masters in Criminal Justice is designed to meet the graduate educational needs of those pursuing careers in traditional law enforcement fields such as corrections, courts, police, and probation; in administrative and management positions in criminal justice and private security; in intelligence analysis positions at the local, state, or federal level; and in law and paralegal occupations. The program also offers specialized Criminal Justice concentrations in Behavior Analysis, Behavior Management, Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Intelligence & Crime Analysis.


Master's in Instructional Technology (MS in Education)
Our program provides you with scientifically researched information that will prepare you to step into any of the Instructional Technology Specialist jobs available across a variety of educational settings. The online MS in Instructional Design and Technology includes a graduate internship that can help accelerate your career.

Master's in Secondary Education
The Masters in Secondary Education prepares you for positions in middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools as a professional classroom teacher, supervising teacher, or department chairperson, and allows you to apply the skills you have developed immediately in your career. In addition to a Master's degree in Secondary Education, you will be qualified to apply for secondary Teacher Certification (OATCERT).

Master's in Special Education
The Masters in Special Education provides you with scientifically researched knowledge that will prepare you as a general educator to teach in inclusive classroom environments or to step into any Special Education position and allows you to apply the skills you have developed immediately in your career.

Health Care

Master's in Health Administration
Saint Joseph's University online master's degree in health administration is a comprehensive program for health care professionals who need the foundation of a business perspective applied to the health delivery system. Specializations include Informatics and Health Care Ethics.

To learn more about any of the online graduate degree programs offered by Saint Joseph’s University, contact us online or call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative.

Graduate Certificates

Saint Joseph's University has online graduate certificates in criminal justice and education. These graduate level certificates help our students develop skill sets that carry over into their professional lives. Or if they choose, they can continue coursework and complete their degree. Our online courses offer a flexible schedule to accommodate various student needs. Each department’s expert faculty devote their time to helping their students. As a nationally-ranked university, Saint Joseph’s can help you advance your career one step at a time. Currently, we offer the following certificates online:

Graduate Certification in Education

Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of the core principles of Instructional Technology. Stand out among others as you become a leader in a regional education setting. At the completion of the certificate program (8 courses + internship), students are eligible to apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. Students can receive their MS in Instructional Technology by completing just 2 additional elective courses.

Online Accelerated Teacher Certification (OATCERT)
The program from Saint Joseph's University is designed to aid working professionals earn their initial secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certificate or a Master's degree in Secondary Education within one of the traditional content areas: Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Learn from our experienced faculty how you can have a positive impact on students and their learning environments.

Special Education Certification
The program is designed for professional teachers who want to develop and refine their ability to meet the demands of students with special educational needs, which is growing at a steady rate. The convenient online format of this certification program allows working professionals to increase their credentials while maintaining other important responsibilities.

Online Wilson Reading System® Certification
This online Wilson Reading System® Certification provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully. With this certification, you can learn how to help students who have dyslexia as well as those who are reading below grade level.

Criminal Justice Post Master's Certification

Behavior Analysis Certification
This program allows students the flexibility to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the Saint Joseph's University coursework in Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Among many rewarding assignments, this certification allows you to help develop policies and procedures directly related to how educational outcomes can improve for children and young adults.


Complete Your Degree Online. Your Way.

If you want to complete your bachelor’s degree but don’t have the time or the money to go back to school full-time, Saint Joseph’s University offers a fast, affordable, and convenient way to finish your undergraduate studies and earn a degree that will immediately benefit your life.

The Online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies from Saint Joseph’s University is a degree completion program that can immediately improve your job performance and enhance your future career potential. The strength of the program lies in the combination of a solid foundation in the liberal arts -- from communication skills to philosophy -- and a focus on organizational development and leadership. This bundle of knowledge and skills is applicable to almost any organization or professional situation, and greatly broadens the range of your professional opportunities.

Designed with your busy work and personal life in mind, the online B.S. in Professional and Liberal Studies offers you a flexible and convenient way to complete your degree. This online degree provides an accelerated, practical education that emphasizes critical thinking and organizational knowledge applicable to a broad range of career paths. Saint Joseph’s University’s online liberal studies curriculum is delivered by the same professional faculty that teaches our on-campus students. Students will complete 45 credit hours from a course catalog that includes such topics as:

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Issues in organizational development
  • Principles of financial management
  • Leadership development
  • Ethics
  • Career and personal development
  • Business coaching and consulting
  • Strategic negotiations

The focus on organizational development and leadership helps make this exciting program universally applicable. You'll explore concepts and theories of individual and group behavior, and acquire practical skills in communication, computer proficiency, and project management that employers will recognize and value. Employers will also take notice of your degree being from Saint Joseph’s University, one of the top-ranked universities in the country.

The benefits of the Online Bachelor's Degree in Professional and Liberal Studies from Saint Joseph's University:

  • Convenient, interactive online courses foster discussion and interaction among students and instructors.
  • Online classes are recorded and archived so student can access lecture material whenever it is most convenient.
  • Credit for your studies, work and life experience.
  • Faculty members bring real-world experience to the courses.
  • Earn a degree from an accredited, top-ranked university.

Find out more about how the online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies from Saint Joseph's University can brighten your career possibilities. Request information or call us Toll Free at 1-866-758-7670.


We are excited you are considering Saint Joseph’s University for your online master's degree or online certificate.

Returning to college should be an exciting and positive time in your life. Our Admissions Representatives are dedicated to assisting you throughout your entire enrollment process at Saint Joseph's University. We strive to decrease any concerns you may have as you commit to your educational goals and dreams.

Admissions Requirements

In order to receive the most up-to-date information, please call toll-free (866) 758-7670 to speak with an Admissions Representative.

Our Admissions Representatives are here to help you by answering any questions you may have, such as explaining the financial aid process, online programs or curriculum.

About Us

Saint Joseph's University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, educates students with the purpose of producing graduates who will use their skills to improve the common good by promoting tolerance, compassion and social justice. Our strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards.

The Jesuit tradition of cura personalis—care for the entire person—is reflected in our academic experience and a learning environment that is energetic, compassionate, and spiritual.

We are proud to now offer online master's degrees and graduate certificates.

Founded in Philadelphia by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University is home to 4,650 full-time undergraduates and 4,300 graduate, executive, and non-traditional students.

If you would like more information about Saint Joseph's University Online, contact us and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.