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Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program


Date

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Academic Year

 2017-18 2017-18 2018-19

Class Start

Jan 15  May 14 Sept 10

Last day to Drop

Feb 5   June 4 Sept 28

Classes End

April 20  Aug 3  Dec 7

Holiday Break

 Mar 26-April 6 Holy Week and Easter Week

 None

Novl 19-23
Thanksgiving 

Final Exam/Paper

April 23-27  Aug 6-10  Dec 10-14


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 Course Format Continuing Formation and Candidacy Courses
Duration  12 weeks of classes
+ a final exam/paper week
6 weeks of classes
+ 1 final exam/paper week
Credit Hours 2 Credits 1 Credit

 

JDI Tuition

2017-18 Cost
per Credit Hour 

2018-19 Cost 
per Credit Hour

Single Course

$180

$180

Multiple courses in a semester for an individual student or  multiple students in a diocesan program.

$160

$165

Signed Diocesan Commitment of 20 or more students+courses per academic year

$150

$155

Signed Diocesan Commitment of 40 or more students+courses per academic year

$145

$150

 

Note:   Wives of Deacon or Deacon Candidates may participate in the classes their husband takes at no cost.  They will be registered as "audit" students and will not receive a certificate or graduate credits.  To enroll, please click the ADD WIFE button in the student profile page.  If a wife would like a certificate or graduate credit, they must enroll as a regular student and pay the associated fees.  To enroll a wife as a regular student, use the New Student button on the home page rather than the add wife button in the student profile 


Payment for courses is due two weeks before the start of class and access to course materials will be suspended if payment is not made by the end of the third week of classes.   


Spring 2017-2018 COURSES
 - Classes: January 15th to April 20th - Final Exams: April 23-27. 

The Spring courses for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute at the Pontifical College Josephinum are listed below.  
Click on the course number to see the course description in the online catalog.


Twelve Week Candidacy and Continuing Formation Courses for the Spring Semester

Course

 Title

 Facilitator

DO511DE

Fundamental Theology

Deacon David A. Lopez, Ph.D.

DO601DE

Christology

Deacon Michael Ross, Ph.D.

DO841DE

Philosophy for Understanding Theology

Deacon Scott Carson, Ph.D.

MO602DE

Catholic Social Teaching Deacon Matthew Dulka, JD, MDiv

PA60DE

Overview of the Catechism Deacon Jim Dougherty, Ph.D.

PA910DE

Implementing the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults Deacon Frank Iannarino, MA

PA951DE

Best Practices in Parish Administration Deacon Ken Barrett, J.D.

PA990DE

Introduction to Grief Counseling Deanna Chvatal

 More to come.  Please send your suggestions to:  Deacon Ben LoCasto, Director of Online Learning and Distance Education 

Courses requested for specific dioceses.  Only students from these dioceses may enroll as the classes are at maximum.

Course

 Title

Diocese

 Facilitator

BI611DE Synoptic Gospels/Acts Las Cruces Deacon Michael Markham
HS501DE Church History Las Cruces Eric Graff, Ph.D.
PA502DE Homiletics I (Celebrations of the Liturgical Year Harrisburg Deacons Ditewig and Mastellon
PA903DE Pastoral Theology Harrisburg Father Paul Schenck, Ph.D.

Summer 2018 COURSES
 - Classes: May 14th to August 3rd - Final Exams: August 6th-10th. 

The Summer courses for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute at the Pontifical College Josephinum are listed below.  
Click on the course number to see the course description in the online catalog.


Twelve Week Candidacy and Continuing Formation Courses for the Summer Semester

Course

 Title

 Facilitator

DO725DE Sacramental Theology Deacon William Ditewig, Ph.D.
DO801DE Introduction to Diaconate Ministry Deacon Frank Iannarino, MA
HS501DE Church History Eric Graff, Ph.D.
MO602DE Catholic Social Teaching Deacon Clarke Cochran, Ph.D.
MO844DE Moral Theology Rev. Paul Schenck, Ph.D.
PA903DE Pastoral Theology Rev. Paul Schenck, Ph.D.
PA651DE Better Homilies Deacon Kevin Mastellon, MBA
PA951DE Best Practices in Parish Administration Deacon Kenneth Barrett, JD
PA990DE Introduction to Grief Counseling Deanna Chvatal, MA, LMFT

 More to come.  Please send your suggestions to:  Deacon Ben LoCasto, Director of Online Learning and Distance Education 

 

Courses requested for specific dioceses.  Only students from these dioceses may enroll as the classes are at maximum.

Course

 Title

Diocese

 Facilitator

BI510DE The Pentateuch Harrisburg Chris Seeman, Ph.D.
DO601DE Christology Las Cruces Deacon Michael Ross, Ph.D.
HS602DE Patristics Harrisburg Deacon David Lopez, Ph.D.