CDU Financial AdiFederal Financial Aid Available

CDU will begin accepting Federal Financial Aid for the upcoming Fall I term.  Only students who have completed all of the admissions requirements for the  AA, BA, or MA in Theology degree programs will be eligible for financial aid at this time.

Eligible students who wish to participate should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

CDU Moral TheologyExplore Moral Theology This July

God creates, redeems, and sanctifies. But what does this mean for how we should live our lives? Join instructor Steven Bozza this July in THEO 560 Fundamental Moral Theology as he explores how moral theology transforms the way in which we make sense of life. Learn about the uniquely Christian motivation for living and the importance of the Beatitudes in daily life. Delve into St. Augustine's thoughts on God as the indispensible foundation of happiness and virtue. With the help of readings by moral theologian Father Servais Pinckaers and others, you will come to understand the foundations and components of moral theology and how they are essential to our repentance and continuing conversion.


CDU MA CandidateMA Candidate Presents Thesis at Conference

On April 23, 2016, MA candidate Julianne Stokes presented her Master's thesis at the First Annual Graduate Conference on Personalist Philosophy, which was hosted by The Hildebrand Project in conjunction with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Julianne and her husband Jon live in New York State. They have eight children, and both serve as catechists in the Syracuse Diocese, where they promote Theology of the Body, Teen Star, Respect Life, and New York State Right to Life. Julianne also works as a substitute teacher at a Catholic elementary school.

She received an invitation encouraging the submission of graduate papers on personalism from John Henry Crosby, founder and president of the Hildebrand Project. Her thesis just happened to address personalist thought on women.


CDU Judith StegmanJudith M. Stegman: Outstanding Graduate

Judith M. Stegman of East Lansing, Michigan, has been named CDU's Outstanding Graduate for 2016. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, CDU's accreditor, honors an outstanding graduate or alumnus each year from its member institutions. Stegman is a worthy honoree, having attained a 4.0 GPA while earning her MA degree in Theology with a concentration in Philosophy.

Stegman, a CPA, owned an accounting firm in Michigan when she decided to pursue advanced studies in canon law.  She chose to pursue the prerequisite MA degree in Theology at CDU so she could study from home while transitioning from business to full-time student. Stegman is currently pursuing advanced studies in canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.



Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
CHIST 514. Church History I: Early Christians to the Middle Ages - 8Wk       X 2017   X
CHIST 524. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (OSV core) - 8Wk   X   X 2016 X 2017  
CHIST 544. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ENG 500. Graduate Writing Skills (core)         X 2016  
ENG 501. Graduate Research Skills (core) X 2017          
GREEK 501. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 502. Biblical Greek II     X      
LATIN 501. Latin I         X  
LATIN 502. Latin II X          
PAST 500 - Foundations in Catholic Pastoral Counseling/Pastoral Ministry - 8Wk         X  
PHIL 508. Philosophy for Theology (core) X          
PHIL 534. Philosophy of the Human Person         X  
PHIL 648. Phenomenology: Truth of the World     X      
RELED 550. Principles of Ecclesial Service (OSV core)         X  
RELED 560. Principles of Catholic Education (OSV core) - 8Wk   X        
RELED 671. Leadership for Catholic Adult Faith Formation     X      
SCRPT 515. Biblical Foundations - 16Wk         X  
SCRPT 520. Pentateuch - 8Wk X          
SCRPT 530. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History (OSV core) - 8Wk    X       X
SCRPT 540. Isaiah and the Prophets     X      
SCRPT 570. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 571. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SCRPT 576. The Letters of St. Paul         X  
SCRPT 662. The Synoptic Gospels     X      
SPIR 501. Applied Catholic Spirituality (OSV core) - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 500. The Light of Faith: Basics of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X 2017     X 2016 x 2016 X 2016
THEO 510. Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology (core) - 8Wk and 12Wk   X     X(12Wk)  
THEO 551. Theology of the Sacraments (core) X       X  
THEO 560. Fundamental Moral Theology (core) - 8Wk   X   X   X
THEO 584. The Modern Crisis of Values and the Catholic Mind     X      
THEO 617. The Evidence for God from Contemporary Physics and Philosophy
(OSV core)
THEO 631. Introduction to Christology (core)     X   X  
THEO 640. Explaining and Defending the Faith (OSV core) - 8Wk X          
THEO 641. Theology of the Church (core) X   X      
THEO 682. Forming a Catholic World View: Catholic Social Teachings (OSV core) - 8Wk    X     X  
Course Name Winter I
Winter II Summer
BIO 150. Nutrition X          
CHIST 314. Church History I: Early Christians to Middle Ages (core) - 8Wk       X2017   X
CHIST 324. Church History II: Renaissance to Modern Church (core) - 8Wk   X    X X2017  
CHIST 344. History of the Catholic Church in America - 8Wk     X      
ECON 105. Elements of Economics         X  
ENG 100. Undergraduate Writing Skills (core)         X-2016  
ENG 101. Undergraduate Research Skills (core) X          
ENG 105. Introduction to Composition for Theology - 8Wk X   X   X2017  
GREEK 101. Biblical Greek I X          
GREEK 201. Biblical Greek II     X      
HUM 171. Western Civilization, Part I (core) X          
HUM 271. Western Civilization, Part II (core)     X      
LATIN 101. Latin I         X  
LATIN 201. Latin II X          
PHIL 235. Elements of Philosophy of the Human Person - 8Wk   X        
PHIL 305. Introduction to Plato and Aristotle (core) - 8Wk     X     X
RELED 432. General Catechetics for the New Evangelization X          
SCRPT 303. Survey of the Old Testament (core)      X   X  
SCRPT 306. Survey of the New Testament with the CCC (core) X          
SCRPT 310. Reading Scripture Theologically - 8Wk   X     X  
SCRPT 330. Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History - 8Wk     X     X
SCRPT 370. Letter to the Romans - 8Wk   X        
SCRPT 371. The Gospel of St. John - 8Wk       X    
SPIR 301. Applied Catholic Spirituality - 8Wk   X       X
THEO 101. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part I (core) - 8Wk X   X   X  
THEO 102. Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part II (core) - 8Wk   X   X   X
THEO 103. Ethics and Morality (core) - 8Wk   X   X2017   X
THEO 304. Foundations of Catholicism (core) - 8Wk X   X   X  
THEO 313. God, Man and the Universe (core) - 8Wk   X   X    X
THEO 332. Jesus Christ: God, Man and Savior (core) - 8Wk X     X-2017    
THEO 342. The Four Constitutions of Vatican II (core) - 8Wk   X   X-2016 X-2017  
THEO 353. Sacraments: Masterworks of God (core) - 8Wk X     X-2017    
THEO 418. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas         X  
THEO 468. Principals of Moral Theology - 8Wk   X   X2017    

Mary and the Scriptures

  June 6 - 27, 2016

This three week seminar will focus on a scriptural exegesis of several main events in the life of Mary that are recorded in the Scriptures: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Magnificat, and the Wedding Feast of Cana.  Students who complete this seminar will be able to see in these passages the fundamental themes of Mariology, particularly Mary as Mother of the Redeemer, as figure of the Church, and with reference to her role in the history of salvation.

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Acts of the Apostles

  July 4 - 25, 2016

This three week seminar is an introduction to the Acts of the apostles from which daily and Sunday Mass readings are chosen throughout the entire season of Easter each year.  First, students will explore introductory topics such as authorship of the book, dating, and literary qualities.  Then, students will examine the  mission and challenges of the early Church in and outside of Jerusalem. 

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Click here to see a complete list of online seminars.


 May 2016 12 week  8 week
 Registration Opens  3/14/16  3/14/16
 Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes)  4/18/16  4/18/16
 Registration/Payment Deadline  4/25/16  4/25/16
 Course Preview Opens  5/6/16  5/6/16
 First Day of Class  5/9/16  5/9/16
 Last Day to Add a Class  5/13/16  5/13/16
 Last Day to Drop a Course (no W on transcript)  5/20/16  5/20/16
 Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript)  7/10/16  6/5/16
 Exams Open for Testing  7/29/16  7/1/16
 Last Day of Class  7/31/16  7/3/16
 Final Exams need to be completed  8/7/16  7/10/16
 Grades Available  8/17/16  7/20/16


Summer 2016  
Registration Opens 5/16/16
Financing Deadline (short term payment plan sign-up closes 6/20/16
Registration/Payment Deadline 6/27/16
Course Preview Opens 7/1/16
First Day of Class 7/4/16
Last Day to Add a Class 7/8/16
Last Day to Drop a Course (No W on transcript) 7/15/16
Last Day for any Refund or to Withdraw from class (W on transcript) 7/31/16
Exams open to students 8/24/16
 Last Day of Class  8/27/16
 Last Day to take Final Exams  8/27/16
 Grades Available  9/2/16

 Click here to see a full list of Term Dates for 2016


CDU partners with several dioceses and groups to provide high quality online programs in adult faith formation. This partnership allows members of these partners to experience CDU's noncredit courses and seminars at a discounted rate.

If your diocese is listed below, then you are eligible for Group Subsidy Partner discounts. To learn more and to register for courses and seminars click on your group's name:


Each of CDU's partners has a customized agreement - Please visit your partner page and follow the directions for registering for a class.

Become a Subsidy Partner
Learn more on how your group can partner with CDU to enhance the goals and reach of adult faith formation. Contact Sister Mary Margret Ann at 888.254.4238 ext. 709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .