January 17, 2013
Online Learning at St. John’s. As you may know, the University
used to refer to the division as Distance Learning. The new name
expresses all the opportunities an online education offers for
connecting with the outstanding faculty, students and resources of
a leading Catholic university.
“The term ‘distance’ does not convey the full nature of the online
learning experience we offer,” said
Jeffery Olson, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Provost and Director of
Online Learning and Services.
“Online learning,” he explained, “is not about being distant — it’s
about staying connected with your education while enjoying the
flexibility to meet your other responsibilities. As an online
student, you have access to the vibrant academic community and
services that distinguish the St. John’s experience.”
Those services, Dr. Olson added, include personal advisement for academics, career
advancement, financial aid
Online students also have access to St. John’s 1.7 million-volume
Library as well as scholarly publications at universities and
organizations around the world.
The name change comes at a time of continuing growth in Online
Learning at St. John’s. Students may choose from six online
undergraduate degree programs. In addition, there are 21
graduate programs leading to master’s degrees or professional
certificates. Since 2007, online enrollment has grown by 185
percent, while the number of online courses in all fields has risen
by 141 percent.
Students have more options than ever for earning a respected
graduate or undergraduate degree in a way that meets their needs
and schedule. Find out more about Online Learning at St.
Graduate and Certificate Courses/Programs
Director of eLearning
Assistant Director of Online Learning and Services