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Top Ranked Schools for a Catholic Education

written by: goaskdebbie•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 6/29/2011

Catholic online graduate schools are no stranger to technology. The Jesuit tradition is carried on through these graduate schools while providing a top ranked education. Catholic graduate schools across the nation offer online courses in conjunction with the in-class curriculum.

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    With technology and access to multimedia in the twenty-first century, many colleges offer online courses. Catholic online graduate schools offer online studies as well. This list below provides a summary of some top Catholic graduate schools as well as their rankings on the U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings list.

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    Fordham University

    Rank #87, approximately 10,000 students

    New York City's Jesuit-run Fordham University opened in 1841. It now has three campuses in the New York area and offers courses online. Graduate schools at Fordham include Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Religion & Religious Education, and Social Services. Fordham is also internationally known for the Fordham School of Law.

    Following its rich Jesuit education and tradition, students contribute their time and service to the community by tutoring disadvantaged children, feeding and clothing the homeless, and by spending time abroad with the Fordham's Global Outreach Program.

    Graduate courses at Fordham University cost between $693 and $1,230 per credit hour. Pricing depends on the specific degree program.

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    St. Louis University

    Rank # 82, approximately 9,000 students

    Founded in 1818 and taken over by the Jesuits in 1827, St. Louis University became their first college west of the Mississippi. Graduate programs include Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management/Logistics.

    St. Louis University holds the belief in educating the whole person; mind, body, heart, and spirit; with a strong commitment to ensuring students become leaders with sound ethical and moral values. Graduate programs include study abroad with opportunities in Madrid, Spain as well as many other countries.

    Graduate courses at St. Louis University cost $875 per credit hour.

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    Creighton University

    Rank #24 - School of Pharmacy and Health Professionals

    Rank #72 – School of Nursing

    Rank #19 – School of Physical Therapy

    Approximately 7,000 students

    Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska was established as a Jesuit Catholic University in 1878. With over twenty-five programs to look at, graduate degrees range from Pharmacy and Health Professionals to Business Administration and Information Technology.

    The school is one of twenty-eight member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

    Graduate courses at Creighton University cost $720 per credit hour.

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    University of Santa Clara

    Rank #82, approximately 1,400 students

    The University of Santa Clara is oldest college in California, established in 1851. The school as graduate programs in Pastoral Ministries, Business Engineering, Education and Counseling Psychology, and Theology. The University also boasts a School of Law.

    Santa Clara University says the mission symbolizes their desire to enhance and deepen its religious character.

    Graduate courses at the University of Santa Clara range from $467 to $811 per quarter unit. Pricing varies based on the specific program.

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    Summary

    Each of these Catholic online graduate schools provide a top one hundred ranked education at the graduate level. All offer a wide variety of courses and programs while supporting a strong Jesuit foundation of morals. For detailed information on each of the schools, see the links in the resources section below.

    For ranking information on these and other schools, visit the U.S. News Graduate School Ranking through the link below.

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    Resources

    • Fordham University, http://www.fordham.edu/academics/index.asp
    • St. Louis University, http://www.slu.edu/x2574.xml
    • Creighton University, http://www.creighton.edu/gradschool/index.php
    • University of Santa Clara, http://www.scu.edu/academics/schools.cfm
    • U.S. News Graduate School Ranking website, http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools