Schedule and Tuition

Academic Schedule for the Josephinum Diaconate Institute Distance Learning Program

DateSpring 2023 Summer 2023Fall 2023Spring 2024 Summer 2024Fall 2024
Academic Year2022-2023 2022-20232023-2024 2023-20242023-20242024-2025
Class StartJanuary 9 May 8 September 11 January 8 May 6 September 9
Last day to Add / DropJanuary 27 May 26 September 29 January 26  May 2 September 27
Classes EndMarch 31 July 28 December 8 April 5 July 26 December 6
Holiday BreakApril 3 – 7NoneNovember 20-24 March 25 – 29 NoneNovember 25 – 29
Final Exam/PaperApril 10-14 July 31 – Aug 4 December 11-15 April 8 – 12 July 29 – Aug 2 December 9 – 13
 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.