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Stay Competitive with an Online Degree or Certificate

Increase your advancement and earning potential at a renowned university, nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report.


Saint Joseph’s University makes it easier for you to earn a master’s or finish your bachelor’s with 17 degree and certificate programs, including nine concentrations. The online options — in the fields of business, criminal justice, education and healthcare — provide the flexible and accessible format you need to maintain a competitive advantage and become more valuable and versatile.

Discover competitive tuition, cutting-edge coursework, complete flexibility and customization at a nationally-accredited institution.


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Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs

MS in Business Intelligence

The online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics (MSBIA) at Saint Joseph’s University – the first Business Intelligence master’s degree offered entirely online – is designed and delivered by those at the center of the industry. Benefit from:

  • AACSB-accreditation coursework
  • A program taught within the Erivan K. Haub School of Business
  • One of only 5% of business schools in the world with a dual business accreditation
  • Receipt of Business Intelligence Certificate from SAS, Inc. upon completion

Salary Information: National average annual salary for Business Intelligence Developers is $103,951.

— (2015)

MS in Criminal Justice with five concentrations

Earn a Master of Science in Criminal Justice online and match your justice-seeking instincts and career goals with a choice of five criminology concentrations. Gain insight with proven principles taught by stewards of criminal justice, and be empowered to solve complex social, crime, and security challenges at the leadership level.

  1. Behavior Analysis
    Gain key insights to evaluate and intervene for a broad range of behavioral challenges, from addiction to autism, and corrections to social work.
  2. Behavior Management
    Learn therapeutic techniques for addressing and preventing antisocial behaviors in minors at school and other settings.
  3. Federal Law Enforcement
    Explore the latest investigation, criminology, and apprehension techniques for federal-level departments including the FBI, CIA, and DHS.
  4. Intelligence and Crime Analysis
    Discover crime prevention and prediction through the analysis of criminal trends, patterns, and data.
  5. Homeland Security
    Prepare to protect our nation’s citizens and resources against terrorism and natural catastrophe.


Salary Information: National average annual salary for Criminal Justice Directors is $57,391, and generally varies between $39,297 and $99,329.

— (2015)

MS in Health Administration General Track and concentration in Informatics

Superior patient care begins and ends with effective administration of the intricate healthcare delivery system. Built for a new generation of healthcare professionals, the online Master of Science in Health Administration offers a practice-based curriculum delivered by professors with real-world experience from every corner of the healthcare industry.

  1. General Track
    Master the latest issues that concern the ethical diagnosis, communication, delivery, and follow up of healthcare.
  2. Informatics
    Use data to enhance the understanding and delivery of healthcare with the assistance of informatics.


Career Information: Employment of Medical and Health Services Managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $92,810 (2014).

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Instructional Technology

This advanced, specialty degree is built on a curriculum of hands-on practice and experience with the cutting-edge technologies that are used daily in modern classrooms. With unique, multimedia classes, the online Instructional Design and Technology Master’s program (MS in Education) arms you with the theory and hands-on experience to aid teachers in their quest to bring technology into the classroom.


Certification Available: Instructional Technology Specialist


Career Information: Employment of Instructional Coordinators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $61,550 (2014).

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Organization Development & Leadership

The online Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) transcends typical management degree programs to create an experience that will build your leadership skills in real-time as you apply concepts from class directly into your current career. Rooted in theory and built on real-world experience, the online MODL degree will help you unlock your leadership potential.


Career Information: Employment of top executives is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $102,750 (2014).

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Secondary Education

The online Master’s in Secondary Education is an efficient, convenient, and cost effective way to get the skills and credentials you need to accomplish your career goal in educating grades 7-12. You will receive a cutting-edge master’s degree built on the latest theories and techniques for young adult education, and be qualified to receive secondary education certification.


Certification Available: Online Accelerated Teaching Certification (OATCERT)


Career Information: Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $56,310 (2014).

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Special Education

The online Master’s in Special Education is built on the foundation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, a successful research-based strategy for student achievement that has been implemented in school districts across the country.


Concentration and Certification Options Include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), PA Hearing Impaired PK-12, Special Education and/or Wilson Reading System®


Career Information: Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $55,980 (2014).

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

MS in Special Education with Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12

This program prepares educators to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. The master’s program includes the PA Hearing Impaired PK-12 Certification, and can also include additional credentialing with a Pre-K-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification.


Career Information: The average salary of a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in the United States is $54,155 (2015).


Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Programs

BS in Professional and Liberal Studies

If you want to use past college credit to earn a BS degree, the online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies is the perfect option. Designed to help you seamlessly take your existing college credits and finish your bachelor’s degree, it is built on a curriculum of real world education that will help put your new degree to work quickly and effectively. The program also allows you to pursue a concentration in Autism Studies.

Autism Studies

The BS in Professional and Liberal Studies Autism Studies Concentration features a BCaBA approved course sequence and prepares you to sit for the BCaBA examination. You may also elect to study autism via one of two certificate options within the Online Autism Studies program.

  • Post Bachelor's Certificate – BCaBA approved coursework and fieldwork to prepare you to sit for the BCaBA examination (must have bachelor's degree)
  • Certificate of Proficiency – Coursework does not include fieldwork towards BCaBA certification (no degree requirement)

Salary Information: National average annual salary for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is $48,163.

— (2015)

Certificate Programs

Behavior Analysis Post Master’s Certificate

If you have already earned a master’s degree, you can obtain an Online Post Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis that is separate from the MS degree. It features:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)-approved coursework
  • Prepares you to sit for the BCBA examination
  • Provides skills and certificate for career advancement

Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Curriculum is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of the core principles of Instructional Technology. It features:

  • Nine courses and an internship
  • Eligibility to apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
  • Ability to receive MS in Instructional Technology with an additional elective course

Accelerated Teaching Certificate (OATCERT)

The 27-credit OATCERT program is designed to aid working professionals in earning their initial secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certificate or a master's degree in Secondary Education within one of the traditional content areas:

  • Math
  • Science
  • English
  • Social Studies

Wilson Reading System® Certificate

This online Wilson Reading System® Certification provides the skills to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully.

Pennsylvania Hearing Impaired PK-12 Certification

This program prepares educators for certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. It may be combined with a master’s degree (for only 6 more credits) or completed as a stand-alone option. You are required to:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have basic sign language competency
  • Be Level 1 certified (or have equivalent education/experience) to work with deaf/hard of hearing students

Proficiency in Autism Studies Certificate

If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, and are not interested in the BS degree completion program or BACB certification, you may still earn an online Certificate of Proficiency in Autism Studies, featuring:

  • Five theoretical courses
  • Autism spectrum explained
  • All coursework completed online

Special Education Certification

The program is designed for professional teachers who want to develop and refine their ability to meet the demands of students with special educational needs. Benefit from:

  • A convenient online format
  • Flexibility to maintain work/life balance
  • Increase credentials while still working
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