A quick summary...

CDU’s programs provide the academic and spiritual growth students seek in a theology program, with the flexibility and convenience they need as adult learners.


  • Faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church
  • Nationally accredited
  • Fully online with no residency requirements
  • Staffed by supportive individuals
  • Proud of its Catholic professors and course authors, who are highly recognized in their areas of religious study
  • Cost effective with reasonable tuition and fees

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"I can assure you of my profound gratitude and appreciation for everything the Catholic Distance University has done throughout its 29-year history and will continue to do in the future - casting the net out into the deep, in even more expansive and technologically advanced ways - for the sake of the New Evangelization."

-Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano
Apostolic Nuncio