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About Saint Joseph's University - Online

Saint Joseph's University Online

About Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

SJU Online Programs

Earning an online bachelor's degree, master's degree or certificate from Saint Joseph's University is a great way to expand your career opportunities while enjoying the flexibility to arrange your studies around your professional and personal schedule. What's more, the online programs are fully recognized as being held to the same academic rigor as the on-campus curriculum, and are backed by the same esteemed credentials. The Saint Joseph's name means it's a quality education that employers appreciate and one that you can be proud of. Choose from the following:

  • Education Programs
  • Health Administration Programs

Why choose Saint Joseph's University?

  • Enriching Jesuit Education
  • National Recognition
  • Expert Faculty
  • Competitive Tuition & Financial Aid
  • Exclusive Commitment to Students
  • Customization of Coursework
  • Asynchronous Classes
  • Dedicated Student Service
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • Personal Attention

MS in Health Administration – General Track

Expertise in the highly-specialized field of health care ethics is emerging as one of the most critical needs facing the health industry today. Health administrators are expected to assist in navigating through issues such as euthanasia, the use of medical technologies to prolong life, abortion, genetic screening for birth defects, experimentation and informed consent, distribution of scarce medical resources and the right to health care and its implications for the health care delivery system. Saint Joseph's University’s online Master's degree in Health Administration has a general track that focuses on dealing with these issues. The program also offers a background in moral philosophy, which will be included within the scope of the coursework.

MS in Health Administration - Informatics Concentration

With a Master’s in Health Administration, and a concentration in informatics, you will gain expertise in information resources management, clinical care and programming – enabling you to become the communications conduit linking diverse health care professionals.

You will learn critical skills in areas such as computer-based patient record (CPR), which provides an in-depth analysis of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards, requirements, attributes, and benefits of the CPR and its use in the health care delivery enterprise. The use of data warehouses, data repositories, and integration technology will be explored relevant to CPR development along with the various issues and strategies for implementation.

Additional coursework focuses on health information management systems data and infrastructure, providing the case study of IT networks, internets, data interchange, data access, and data management. You will also use the case study approach to health information management systems applications, which examines the foundation and incorporation of the critical IT applications in the modern health care delivery enterprise. Specific applications will be explored with an emphasis placed on the practice of managed care.

Master of Science in Special Education (Online)

The online Master’s in Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University includes concentrations and certifications that are designed to meet the most pressing demands in today’s schools. It’s built on the foundation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, a research-based strategy for student achievement that is implemented with success on a daily basis in school districts across the country.

There are more than 15 customizable options that empower you to have a transformative impact on students with special needs while engaging employer interest to help you advance your career, including concentrations and certifications in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), PA Hearing Impaired K-12, Special Education and/or Wilson Reading System®.

Master of Science in Special Education (with Wilson Reading Certification) (Online)

The online Wilson Reading System® Certification program from Saint Joseph's University provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully.

Saint Joseph’s University offers one of the only online certification programs in which you get graduate credit for the popular Wilson Reading System®. WRS directly teaches the structure of words in the English language so that students master the coding system for reading and spelling. Graduates who complete this concentration will receive Wilson Reading System® Certification and be prepared to deliver multi-sensory reading education to students in a variety of settings.

This program is implemented in public and private schools, literacy volunteer organizations, clinics, adult basic education classes, family literacy programs, correctional facilities and home school environments across the country.

Master of Science in Special Education with Autism spectrum Disorders' Endorsement (Online)

Parents and school districts are increasingly seeking special services for children with autism spectrum disorders. Since the skills and abilities of each individual with autism are unique, a comprehensive curriculum that results in concentration will enable teachers to effectively empower their students at every level. Saint Joseph’s University’s online Master of Science in Special Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Endorsement* will prepare you to fill this pressing need – taking your career to a higher and more rewarding level.

Saint Joseph’s University’s online MS in Special Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Endorsement focuses on appropriate assessment and research-based strategies, with emphasis on skill development and behavioral modification for students of all ages who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

The endorsed four-course concentration includes an overview of causality, initial diagnosis and advocacy; augmentative and alternative communication and socialization strategies; evidenced-based practices regarding assessment, interventions, and instructional methodologies; and applied behavior analysis and other behavior management approaches. Additionally, these four courses can be part of a comprehensive Master’s degree program.

*Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Endorsement granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

A recent study from Georgetown University found that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime. (Source: 2017 Study by Georgetown University)
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