Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program

DateFall 2022 Spring 2023Summer 2023Fall 2023 Spring 2024Summer 2024
Academic Year2022-2023 2022-20232022-2023 2023-20242023-20242023-2024
Class StartSeptember 12 January 9 May 8 September 11 January 8 May 6
Last day to Add / DropSeptember 30 January 27 May 26 September 29  January 26 May 24
Classes EndDecember 9 March 31 July 28 December 8 April 5 July 26
Holiday BreakNovember 21-25April 3 – 7None November 20-24 March 25 – 29None
Final Exam/PaperDecember 12-16 April 10-14 July 31 – Aug 4 December 11-15 April 8 – 12 July 29 – Aug 2
 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)$300
JDI Summer Pro Seminar (Per Credit Hour)$300
New Student Registration Fee $100
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.