The Catholic University of America Online

Catholic University offers select programs online to benefit those who desire the convenience of online education from a traditional and respected institution. The University’s online programs offer practical, applications-oriented curricula, designed to help students move forward in their professional careers.

Currently, Catholic University offers fully online programs in nursing, social work, and theology, as well as blended online and summer residency programs in theology and canon law.

  • Catechesis (M.Cat.)

    The Master of Catechesis, a professional degree concentrating on catechesis and the Catholic tradition, is designed for adults who intend to or who currently serve the Church.

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  • Canon Law (Licentiate)

    The purpose of the licentiate program is to help the student become acquainted with the whole corpus of church law, understand it in terms of its theological, philosophical, and historical background, and learn the method and practice of scientific research.

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  • Christian-Muslim Relations (Certificate)

    This certificate program is an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relations between two religions that encounter each other in our global society.

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  • Creative Teaching through Drama (Certificate)

    The Creative Teaching through Drama Certificate develops new approaches for a variety of curriculum topics in K-12 classrooms or other educational settings using drama as a learning method.

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  • Ecclesial Administration and Management (M.E.A.M.)

    The Master of Ecclesial Administration and Management is a professional degree that prepares clergy for effective and efficient parish and diocesan leadership. 

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  • Evangelization (D.Min.)

    The Doctor of Ministry in Evangelization is a professional doctorate offering students advanced theological and pastoral formation for competent and effective pastoral ministry. 

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  • Liturgical Catechesis (D.Min.)

    The Doctor of Ministry in Liturgical Catechesis is a professional doctorate offering students advanced theological and pastoral formation for competent and effective pastoral ministry. 

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  • Nursing (M.S.N.)

    The online M.S.N. incorporates core coursework in topics vital to the effective practice of advanced nursing, including theory and applications of the practice, research methods, advanced health assessment, and studies in health care policy. 

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  • Nursing (Ph.D.)

    This doctoral program is designed to help meet the need for researchers to push nursing science forward, as well as for faculty who can train future generations of nurses. 

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  • Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

    This program is offered to help meet the demand for advanced practice nurses with the ability to take a leading role in applying research findings to health care. 

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  • Social Work (M.S.W.)

    The online Master of Social Work helps graduates facilitate social change and gives them the knowledge and skills to work with a wide variety of populations in various human-service settings. 

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  • Spirituality (D.Min.)

    The Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality is a professional doctorate offering students advanced theological and pastoral formation for competent and effective pastoral ministry. 

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