Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete the program?
Most students are able to complete the program in 2-3 years. Most courses are scheduled as evening courses or five-day/weekend format to accommodate part-time students who are employed during the day. Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. 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.

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?
Several departments offer assistantships which provide a stipend in addition to a tuition scholarship. Application for assistantships should be made to the director of the particular program.