Personal & Professional Growth At Your Fingertips

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Personal & Professional Growth At Your Fingertips

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For over 35 years, CDU has educated thousands of students worldwide who wish to deepen their faith. Our programs provide the academic and spiritual growth you seek with the flexibility and convenience you need.

Our students include: Working adults, recent high school grads, professionals, parents, military personnel, clergy, deacons, and those in religious life.

Choose from fully online Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree programs.  

“I work full time and absolutely needed the asynchronous format where I could work on the courses when I had time during the day, weeks or months, etc. I could not fit a traditional face-to-face course format into my schedule.”

—Dr. Angelo Giardino, MA (Theology)

“I chose CDU due to the recommendations of others as well as its self-affirmations of faithfulness to the magisterium of the Church. Moreover, the price-per-credit rate was actually superior to the average online degree-granting institution.”

—Theodore S. Trinko, BA in Theology

Our courses cover subjects like Church History, Spirituality, Philosophy, and Theology. Our online campus is extremely user-friendly, and we offer 24/7 tech support and a Student Life Center where you can meet fellow students and professors. Our professors are not only experts in their field, they also genuinely care about student success.

Earn a degree in as little as 18 months!

MA (Theology)

The Master of Arts (Theology) program provides study of Sacred Scripture, philosophy, theological concepts, moral principles, the sacramental system, spirituality, and Church history. Gain a thorough understanding of the teachings of the Church to enhance and inform your professional and spiritual life, your family, and your service to the Church and the world! 


MA in Theology & Educational Ministry

The MA in Theology and Educational Ministry program fully equips educators, directors of religious education, and catechists for their important role of faith formation in parishes and schools.  


Graduate Certificates

Our certificates are perfect for those who want to reach their professional goals while also improving their personal knowledge of Church teaching and Sacred Scripture.  

Anyone with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution may enroll in Graduate Certificate programs. Credits earned are transferable to the MA degree programs should a student decide later to pursue a full degree.


Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program 

Do you have college credits but need to finish your degree? If you’ve earned at least 48 credits, you can earn an accredited bachelor’s degree online from the convenience of home that gives you a firm foundation in the Catholic intellectual tradition.

CDU also offers an Accelerated MA Track for qualified students who wish to pursue an MA degree after completing their BA degree at CDU!


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

Earn a high quality, entry-level degree in the Liberal Arts with an emphasis on the Catholic intellectual tradition while saving money living at home! Upon completion of this degree, students may apply their credits toward a bachelor’s degree at CDU or at one of our partner institutions, including the American Public University System (APUS), Shepherd University, Belmont Abbey College, Mount St. Mary’s University, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? We’re here to support you every step of the way.

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Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? We’re here to support you every step of the way.