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Executive Director

Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD
Executive Director


Associate Director

Deacon Roger Carrier
Associate Director


Operations Director

Deacon Mark Miller
Operations Director



Josephinum Diaconate Institute
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235


Business Office

Mary Claire Albert Business Office -DLD-F10 Pontifical College Josephinum 7625 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43235


The Josephinum Diaconate Institute     Verbum – Liturgia – Caritas

Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program

DateSpring 2021Summer 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022Fall 2022
Academic Year2020-20212020-20212021-20222021-20222021-20222022-2023
Class Start January 11 May 10September 13January 10May 9September 12
Last day to Add / DropJanuary 29  May 28 October 1 January 28May 27 September 30
Classes EndApril 9  July 30December 10April 1July 29December 9
Holiday Break March 29-April 2 NoneNovember 22-26None None November 21-25
Final Exam/Paper April 12-16August 2-6 December 13-17April 4-8August 1-5December 12-16
 Course FormatContinuing Formation and Candidacy Courses
Duration 12 weeks of classes 
+ a final exam/paper week
6 weeks of classes 
+ 1 final exam/paper week
Credit Hours2 Credits1 Credit
Course Tuition (Per Credit Hour)$250
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Courses (Per Credit Hour)$250
JDI Summer Pro Seminar (Per Credit Hour)$300
Registration Fee for Certificate and Degree Programs$100

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 on 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.