July 17, 2019

Natural Family Planning

Professor Chris Padgett visited "Coffee and Donuts" to discuss natural family planning. Click here to listen.
June 12, 2019

Dr. Marianne Evans Mount on Radio Maria

Hear Dr. Marianne Evans Mount explain how the Catholic Distance University came to be and it's importance in today's world of higher education. Click here. (Interview begins at 30:40)
February 28, 2019

ATS Grants Candidacy to Graduate School of Theology

At its February 7-8, 2019, meeting, the Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) unanimously voted CDU’s Graduate School of Theology a Candidate for Accreditation. Founded in 1918, ATS accredits more than 270 graduate schools of theology and most Catholic seminaries in the United States and Canada. Member schools offer post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate students for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. Click here to read full story.
November 29, 2018

Higher Learning Commission Grants Candidacy to CDU

At its meeting on November 1, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) named Catholic Distance University (CDU) a Candidate for Accreditation. Founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, HLC is the largest of the regional accreditors, accrediting 1,000 colleges and universities in the North Central region. Click here to read full story.
November 8, 2018

Basilica of St. Mary honored at CDU gala

George Goss | Catholic Herald Multimedia Journalist 11/05/18 On behalf of the Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria, its pastor, Father Edward C. Hathaway accepted the Bishop Thomas J. Welsh award during Catholic Distance University’s 35th annual gala at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington Nov. 3.  Click here to read full article.
July 31, 2018

CATHOLIC DISTANCE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS IN 2018

CHARLES TOWN, WV—Catholic Distance University will celebrate its 35th year in 2018. Founded in 1983 as the first catechetical institute in the United States to award the Catechetical Diploma and teach the Catholic faith to adults using distance education, today the university offers degree and continuing education programs completely online, continuing its commitment to provide a faithful Catholic education accessible anytime and anywhere. Read full story.
July 31, 2018

ATS Grants Associate Membership to Graduate School of Theology

Catholic Distance University’s Graduate School of Theology was granted associate membership in the Association of Theological Schools at the accrediting agency’s biennial meeting in Denver, Colorado, on June 20th. Associate membership is the first step toward full accreditation by ATS. Read full story.
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