Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the program?
All courses will be scheduled after 6:00 p.m. to accommodate part-time students who are employed during the day. Most courses will be offered in the fall, spring and summer. Thus, students can accomplish their continuing education goals according to their own time schedule, whether accelerating or taking a more deliberate approach toward attaining a degree. The flexibility of this program accommodates everyone.

I am an international student, where can I find admissions information?
You can find information on application deadlines, application instructions, credential/documentation evaluations, standardized tests, English proficiency, and the international student organization— the Global Hawks on the Office of Graduate Operations web page.

Is financial assistance available?
Students applying for financial aid administered by Saint Joseph’s University must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to be eligible for federal financial assistance, the applicant must be enrolled on a half-time basis (at least 6 credits per semester) and be a citizen of the United States or have permanent resident status. Information on Federal Direct Stafford Loans is available through through Hawk Central. Students are encouraged to visit the Student Records and Financial Services web site for current information pertaining to applying for aid.

Are graduate assistantships available?
Competitively-based graduate assistantships, which include tuition benefits and stipends, are awarded to second year students on the basis of merit, with support available for first-year students given funding opportunities. Students who are awarded assistantships are required to work 20 hours per week. Additional employment outside the university is not permitted while the student holds an assistantship. Money is available for research support and conference participation for all graduate students.