Catholic Distance University

120 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton, VA 20158-9012

School Details

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.

Catholic Distance University is a nonprofit institution of higher learning that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees focused on Catholic theology, the Catechetical Diploma, Continuing Education, and graduate, undergraduate and noncredit certificates. CDU offers Theology courses and online interactive seminars in Catholic doctrine, moral theology, sacraments, scripture, spirituality, bioethics, mariology, liturgy, catechetics, laity, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. CDU also offers Humanities courses in classical languages (Latin, Greek), history, philosophy, and English grammar and composition.

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Roman Catholic
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
  • Percent Admitted:
    Open admissions policy
  • Calendar System:
    Other academic year



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