Review the various 100% online programs and choose which is best for you. Our Admissions Director looks forward to answering any of your questions.  Contact Admissions at admissions@cdu.edu or 1-888-254-4CDU, ext. 700.

Master of Arts (Theology)

The program is offered through the Graduate School of Theology, which is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. This program:

  • Provides systematic study of dogmatic, moral, and sacramental theology, Scripture, philosophy, spirituality, and Church history.
  • Provides the solid foundation in Church teaching to qualify individuals to seek professional careers in the Church or to give the necessary tools to those already involved in Church work.
  • Requires an official transcript showing an undergraduate degree earned from an accredited college or university.
  • For those whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL exam score is required.
  • Requires completion of 36 credits.

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Master of Arts in Theology and Educational Ministry

The program is offered through the Graduate School of Theology, which is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools. This program is a variation of the standard graduate theology degree specifically tailored to Directors of Religious Education (DREs), secondary school teachers, and catechists. This MA program option requires completion of 36 credits and culminates with a program portfolio and practicum.

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Graduate Certificate programs are offered through the Graduate School of Theology, which is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.

Graduate Certificate in Sacred Scripture

  • Offers Sacred Scripture study at the graduate level without the requirements of a full Master’s program.
  • Requires completion of 18 credits.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the graduate degree programs.

Graduate Certificate in Church History

  • Offers Church History study at the graduate level without the requirements of a full Master’s program.
  • Requires completion of 18 credits.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the graduate degree programs.

Graduate Certificate for Catholic Educators

  • Offers coursework to provide sound religious formation for Catholic youth and adults and accurate information to discuss the Faith with who may be seeking a faith life or are otherwise unaffiliated with the Catholic Church without the requirements of a full Master’s program.
  • Requires completion of 18 credits.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the graduate degree programs.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology Completion Program

  • Offers students the ability to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree after completing a minimum of 18 transferable undergraduate credits from an accredited institution. Previous theology credits are not required.
  • Provides systematic knowledge of the Catholic faith at a collegiate level.
  • Develops competency and confidence in the essential teachings of the Catholic Church using Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the documents of the Magisterium, with a special emphasis on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Documents of the Second Vatican Council.
  • Requires official transcripts from undergraduate institutions attended.
  • For those whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL exam score is required.

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Associate of Arts in the Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Catholic Studies

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Undergraduate Catechetical Coordinator Certificate

An undergraduate academic certificate program for Church leaders, employees, and catechists who desire a comprehensive certification in Catholic teachings and theology and practical ways to teach these principles.

  • Requires completion of 18 credits.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the BA in Theology Degree Completion program.

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Catechetical Diploma

Provides a systematic program of study to become a confident and well-qualified catechist.

  • Awards a recognized ecclesiastical teaching certificate.

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Permanent Diaconate Intellectual Formation

CDU offers graduate and undergraduate courses that dioceses may wish to incorporate into their permanent diaconate formation programs. Deacon directors and others are invited to contact the Academic Dean for more information.

Remember, if you are still not sure which program best meets your academic and professional goals, contact Admissions at 888-254-4238 ext. 700 or admissions@cdu.edu to discuss the available options.