Seton Hall University: Distance Learning Programs In-Depth

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South Orange, New Jersey

Distance Learning Program

The online degree programs and certificates that are offered through SetonWorldWide (the online campus of Seton Hall University) are designed for professionals who have demonstrated achievement in their respective fields and have the ability, desire, and dedication to accept the rigors of a fast-paced, challenging curriculum.

The SetonWorldWide degree programs have been designed for working professionals who benefit from "any-time, anywhere" education. As learning team members, students and faculty members have extensive interaction, and these relationships provide a rich and dynamic online learning experience.

Three on-campus weekend residencies enable students to meet their classmates and faculty in person. During the third residency, students participate in commencement activities. All degrees are granted by Seton Hall University, an institution fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Delivery Media

SetonWorldWide online degree programs feature electronic seminar discussions, e-mail, Internet-based audio and video, electronic research, and different types of software to enhance learning. Prior to the start of the program, students receive all the course materials, including books, articles, audiotapes, videotapes, and CD-ROMs. Computer requirements include a midrange desktop or laptop computer with Internet access.

Programs of Study

The Master of Healthcare Administration (39 credits, twenty months) provides a rigorous and thorough understanding of today's challenging health-care environment, addressing real-world strategies and skills that help managers make significant contributions to their organizations.

The Master of Strategic Communication and Leadership (36 credits, twenty months) program provides executives with the essential communication and leadership skills to achieve personal and organizational success, acknowledging the demands brought about by a diverse workplace and the explosion of electronic media technology.

The Master of Arts in Counseling (48 credits, 2½ to 3 years) provides students with a necessary background and preparation in counseling, and a thorough understanding of theory, skills, and models of intervention. Two 4-day-only residencies are part of the degree requirements.

The Master of Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy (36 credits, twenty-one months) program is designed to enable students to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the process of education, improve their professional techniques, or prepare for leadership positions and careers in education.

The Master of Science in Nursing (nurse practitioner) program (43–46 credits) is designed for nurses who wish to balance graduate education with career, family, and personal responsibilities. Students are able to study the didactic portion of the program in their homes at their own convenience. The clinical practice is provided within the students' local community. Upon admission to the program, students are assigned a mentor to assist them throughout the learning process.

Seton Hall University has been distinguished by a number of firsts. It is the first diocesan college in the United States, founded in 1856 by James Roosevelt Bayley, the first Bishop of Newark, and named for Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. And, through SetonWorldWide, it was one of the first traditional universities to offer full online degree programs. The University's mission, to provide an educational experience that imparts concrete knowledge and skills in the context of ethical values, is as timely today as in 1856, and as important on the Internet as in the classroom. At Seton Hall, timeless values intersect with technology to offer high-quality online degree programs that serve the educational aspirations and professional needs of students from across the country and around the world. By utilizing the Internet and the latest teaching technologies, students benefit from the flexibility to fulfill course requirements at the time of day when they are at their best and from the place that is most convenient for them. For its ability to empower students with technology, Seton Hall was awarded the prestigious EDUCAUSE Award for excellence in campus networking.

The M.S.N.–nurse practitioner curriculum offers the choice of five clinical tracks: adult nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, women's health nurse practitioner, and acute care nurse practitioner. The M.S.N. in health systems administration provides nurses with the critical management and business skills needed to function effectively within today's integrated systems of health-care delivery.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for RNs) program (33 credits, nineteen months) is designed for registered nurses who wish to obtain their Bachelor of Science degree.

Student Services

Students find everything they need online, including admission information, academic assistance, financial-aid assistance, career guidance, and other services. The Help Desk's technical support staff is dedicated to helping students become confident and productive in the online learning environment. These staff members understand that online classes can be challenging at first, but they have the knowledge and experience to help make every student's transition into the virtual classroom a smooth one. All SetonWorldWide participants also have access to Seton Hall University library resources. During orientation, students meet the librarians and technical staff members who provide assistance throughout the program. Students can use the library's ASK ME service to request and receive assistance from a fully qualified librarian.


SetonWorldWide online degree programs are designed for professionals who demonstrate significant achievement in their respective fields. Specific program admission requirements are found on SetonWorldWide's Web site.

Tuition and Fees

The all-inclusive tuition includes all fees, except for the application fee, and all expenses, including books and other materials and room and meals for short residencies. Computer equipment, software, Internet access, and travel expenses to the residencies are not covered.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of subsidized and unsubsidized government loan programs. Students who want to apply for Federal Direct Loans should visit on the Internet. For further information and guidance, students should contact SetonWorldWide at the Web site listed in the Contact section.


Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 888-SETON-WW (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
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To apply, students should visit the Web site listed in the Contact section and click on Apply.

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