About Online Learning

Accredited Online Degrees

Since 1870 St. John’s University has educated over 140,000 students from all walks of life for rewarding personal and professional lives through our outstanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and registered with the New York State Education Department, St. John’s makes it possible for adult learners to get a high-quality education through online instruction.

Quality, Flexibility and Convenience

Our online courses are of the same high caliber and as academically challenging as those taught in our classrooms, and the credits earned are identical. We provide you with the flexibility to study wherever you are. As job responsibilities grow increasingly complex and family/work schedules become more hectic, online education enables you to study at times and locations that are convenient for you.


In the recent ranking of online education programs by U.S. News and World Report, St. John’s online graduate education programs placed fifth.

A Fully Supported Education

All of our online learning programs are supported by a full range of online student services such as online registration, advisement, financial aid, library resources, campus ministry and much more. We understand the complexities of being an adult learner and offer outstanding resources to help you achieve your goals.

Learn more about our degree programs and fill out an application today!

State Authorization

Regulations in states other than New York may limit the ability of St. John’s University to offer online opportunities to some out-of-state students interested in pursuing distance education degree programs and/or courses. If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and you are located in a state other than New York, please contact the Office of Online Learning & Services before enrolling to determine if we are authorized to offer online courses or programs in your state. You may email your inquiry to onlinelearning@stjohns.edu or call 718-990-2786.

At this time, St. John’s University is able to accept applications for online programs from residents of Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia, and Wyoming. We will continue to monitor developments in states other than New York, pursue appropriate approvals or exemptions, and provide updates when available.

Student and Prospective Student Complaints

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rules, St. John’s University is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning or correspondence education within that state.

For a list of contacts from each state in which a student may file a complaint, please click here.