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Frequently Asked Questions about Enrolling in SJU's Online Program
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What programs does Saint Joseph's University offer online?
Currently, Saint Joseph's University offers online master's degrees and certificates in the fields of Education, Business, Criminal Justice and Health Administration. We also offer a Bachelor's degree completion program.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. The majority of our students receive financial aid. One of our Admissions Representatives will be happy to walk you through all the necessary steps needed to apply. We have a dedicated financial aid staff that will help you receive all of the assistance you qualify for.
Is earning an online degree right for me?
Earning an online 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.
Is Saint Joseph's University Online accredited?
Yes, Saint Joseph's University Online is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.
In addition, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
AACSB is higher education's most prestigious and rigorous accrediting body in business, stressing academic excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement. Fewer than 10% of the business schools in the United States and several handpicked schools internationally have earned this premier accreditation in business and accounting. This puts the Haub School of Business in an elite category of the best business schools throughout the world.
This accreditation allows us to attract and retain highly qualified, respected faculty members who create dynamic learning environments for the talented students who attend the Haub School of Business. In addition, it allows us to connect with numerous business and community partners to enhance business education in a rapidly changing global economy.
How can I request more information?
Please fill out our Information Request Form and we will call you to answer your questions. Or if you can't wait, you can call and speak with an Admissions Representative at (866) 758-7670.
What career experience does the Saint Joseph's University Online faculty bring?
Saint Joseph's University Online utilizes mostly full-time professors who are experts in their field. Where Saint Joseph's University does utilize adjunct instructors, we use individuals whose expertise is the result of their current work in the fields of study they teach, bringing invaluable real-world experience to the classroom.
How do online courses work?
In online courses, students "attend" class by accessing a virtual classroom on the Web and completing 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, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online class discussions.
Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?
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 on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through the Web site) by the specified date and time. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work only once per week.
What type of technical support is available to me?
Saint Joseph's University Online offers 24/7 technical support. Our Personal Support Center is made up of technology professionals who are committed to supporting the technical needs of our students any time of day, and each day of the week, including weekends. They will assist you with any computer issues that might hinder you from completing your work.
What type of personal support is available to me?
As a Saint Joseph's University Online student, you will have your own personal Student Services Coordinator. He or she is just a phone call away and is ready to help you with any issues or questions that may arise throughout your academic life at Saint Joseph's University.
What is the Jesuit tradition?
The approach begins with a deep respect for you as an individual and your potential, a principle the Jesuits call cura personalis, or care of the entire person. Our faculty will challenge you to strive for greater personal excellence in all aspects of your life—intellectual, emotional, moral, and physical.