Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program


Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Academic Year

2018-19 2018-2019 2018-2019 2019-2020 2019-2020 2019-2020

Class Start

Sept 10 January 14 May 13 Sept 9 January 13 May 11

Last day to Drop

Sept 28 February 1 May 31 Sept 27 January 31 May 29

Classes End

Dec 7 April 5 August 9 Dec 6 April 3 July 31

Holiday Break

Nov 19-23


Independence Day
July 4-5

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving

April 6-17 


Final Exam/Paper

Dec 10-14 April 8-12 August 12-16 Dec 9-13 April 20-24 August 3-7

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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 Formation Courses Tuition (course suffix DE)

2018-19 Cost 
per Credit Hour

2019-20 Cost per Credit Hour

Single Course



Multiple courses in a semester for an individual student or  multiple students in a diocesan program. (Tier 1)



Signed Diocesan Commitment of 20 or more students+courses per academic year. (Tier 2)



Signed Diocesan Commitment of 40 or more students+courses per academic year.  (Tier 3)




Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Course Tuition
(course suffix DM)

2018-19 Cost 
per Credit Hour

2019-20 Cost per Credit Hour

MAPS Courses




Note:   Wives of Deacon or Deacon Candidates may participate in the formation 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.