Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program

DateFall 2023 Spring 2024Summer 2024Fall 2024 Spring 2025Summer 2025
Academic Year2023-2024 2023-20242023-2024 2024-20252024-20252024-2025
Class StartSeptember 11 January 8 May 6 September 9 January 13 May 5
Last day to Add / DropSeptember 29 January 26 May 24 September 27  January 31 May 23
Classes EndDecember 8 April 5 July 26 December 6 April 4 July 25
Holiday BreakNovember 20-24March 25 – 29None November 25 – 29None None
Final Exam/PaperDecember 11-15 April 8 – 12 July 29 – Aug 2 December 9 – 13 April 7 – 11July 28 – Aug 1
 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)$300
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Courses (Per Credit Hour)$350
JDI Summer Seminar (Per Credit Hour)$350
Technology Fee (Per Trimester)$50
New Student Registration Fee (one time)$100
Registration Fee for Certificate and Degree Programs (one time)$100
Tuition and Fees (effective Fall 2023)

Note:   Wives of Deacons or Deacon candidates may participate in classes with their husbands tuition free (Tech Fee required).  They will be registered as “audit” students and will not receive a certificate or graduate credits.  If a wife would like a certificate or graduate credit, she must enroll as a regular student and pay the associated fees.  

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.