Saint Joseph's College (Online Learning)

Saint Joseph's College (Online Learning)

Standish, ME
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Saint Joseph's College Online offers convenient, affordable online degrees

With over 35 years of experience in distance education, Saint Joseph's College Online offers students a convenient and manageable way to earn graduate degrees. With frequent course start dates, students can set a pace that suits their lives. Engaged and distinguished professors, high-quality curriculum, and individual academic advisors will help students meet their personal and professional goals.

Saint Joseph's boasts a history of quality distance education

Saint Joseph's College, which also administers a traditional 4-year residential curriculum, was founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy. At the heart of Saint Joseph's is a Catholic liberal arts tradition and educational mission for men and women of all faiths and all ages. In 1976, Saint Joseph's introduced distance education to serve the needs of busy adult learners who wanted to earn degrees through off-campus study. Since then, more than 10,000 adult learners from all over the world have earned their degrees from Saint Joseph's.

In extension of the mission of the college, Saint Joseph's College Online offers relevant, career-focused degree programs that are dedicated to meeting the needs of the adult learning community. Saint Joseph's College continuously strives to maintain and strengthen its position as a leader in distance education by creating and supporting a community of learners in an environment embodying the principles of the Sisters of Mercy of Saint Joseph's College.


Saint Joseph's College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), a non-governmental, nationally-recognized organization. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

The nursing program is also approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing, Augusta, Maine, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, DC.

The Long-Term Care Administration program is also accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators.

Graduate programs of study

Graduate programs of study include: business, education, health administration, nursing and theology.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology

This online degree, rooted in Roman Catholic doctrine and life, and fully in accord with the magisterium, serves Catholic deacons and lay ecclesial ministers in their families, parishes, diocesan agencies, hospitals, work places, retreat/spiritual centers, and social service agencies. The program offers three specializations in Advanced Diaconal Studies, Pastoral Theology, and Sacred Theology.

Master of Business Administration in Leadership

The MBA Leadership program, through emphasis on critical thinking and social responsibility, will prepare students to be skilled managers of organizations and respected leaders of people.

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy Program is intended to prepare people with undergraduate degrees in business, or those who have successfully completed the equivalent undergraduate foundations in business, for careers in the public accounting profession.

Master of Science in Education

This program enables teachers and administrators to expand their career opportunities. The 5 concentrations -- school educator, school leadership, Catholic school leadership, adult education and training, and health care educator -- offer various routes to becoming educators and also assist other professionals in meeting certification standards.

Master of Health Administration

The MHA prepares health care managers for leadership roles in organizations that deliver, regulate, or provide health care services. A specialized concentration is also available for managers and supervisors in Catholic health care organizations.

Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN prepares practicing nurses and others in the health care community for leadership nursing roles. The program offers three specialized tracks in administration, education or family nurse practitioner, which can be combined for MSN/MHA or MSN/MBA dual degrees.

Benefits for military members

Saint Joseph's Online is proud to serve active military members, spouses, and veterans. Military students worldwide have chosen Saint Joseph's for more than 30 years. The college's online delivery gives military students the flexibility to learn on their own time, even during deployment, with limited resources. Saint Joseph's is among the first institutions to start eArmyU and has been a Navy Partner since its inception.

The primary goal for those in the service is to make the transition to college as seamless as possible. Saint Joseph's grants generous credit for prior learning and military schooling and experience. Saint Joseph's is also a member and active participant in the Servicemember Opportunities College (SOC) network of SOCAD-2 and 4, SOCNAV-2 and 4, and SOCMAR-2 and 4 programs. This means college credits transfer easily between Saint Joseph's College and other SOC schools, providing servicemembers with the fastest and most convenient path to a quality college education.

Discount rates are provided to active military members and their spouses and Saint Joseph's programs qualify for tuition assistance (TA).

Partner with Saint Joseph's

Saint Joseph's College Online proudly offers benefits for education partners. The college works with organizations to design programs that meet their specific educational goals and promote investment in employee development. Benefits include discounted tuition and application fees, employee retention, employer-sponsored education, employee professional development, and flexibility.

The partnership programs offer employees opportunities to advance within their organizations and, if applicable, maintain professional licensure. The convenient online delivery allows employees to easily maintain family and professional obligations while pursuing their educations. Benefits also include the development and delivery of customized educational programs to meet an organization's specific needs.

Location & Contact

Saint Joseph's College (Online Learning)

278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084
United States

Mrs. Lynne Robinson

Admissions Department/Graduate and Professional Studies

Phone: 800-752-4723
Fax: 207-892-7480

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Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1861
    • Female Percentage75%
    • Male Percentage25%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1861
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty72
    • Full-time Percentage7%
    • Part-time Percentage93%
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%