A pioneer in distance learning since 1983, CDU offers world-class online undergraduate and graduate programs designed with you in mind. CDU provides the academic and spiritual growth students seek in a theology program with the flexibility and convenience that adult learners need.

Small class sizes allow our highly credentialed faculty to give the personal attention students deserve. Our learning platform fosters a vibrant learning community and allows you to enjoy multimedia presentations, videos, and lectures that inspire every type of learner. Study from your computer, device, or phone anytime, anywhere!

Graduates are prepared with minds renewed by the truth of the Gospel to share the joy that comes from encountering the living word of God in every course.

“Knowing what I believe and what the basis of those teachings and beliefs is has helped me immensely. I work full time and absolutely needed the asynchronous format where I could work on the courses when I had time during the day, weeks or months, etc. I could not fit a traditional face-to-face course format into my schedule.”–Dr. Angelo Giardino, MA in Theology Student


“CDU met all of my expectations.  I was able to work, be with my family, and study theology at a pace that was comfortable…I was so excited to be learning about God and His Church.  It was very contemplative, and I believe this allowed quiet time for God to impact me intellectually.  It also allowed God to work on my heart.” —John Williams, BA in Theology Student


“I feel that God is calling me to the religious life, and I’m pursuing my AA while discerning various Franciscan orders. CDU provides its students with the unique opportunity of pursuing a degree that is solidly and passionately Catholic while living at home… I would highly recommend CDU to anyone who wants to pursue a top-notch education that offers flexibility and is challenging and faithful to Catholic teaching.”–Steven Resuta, AA in the Liberal Arts Student