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Welcome Employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Thank you for considering Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where our learners are the most important part of our community.

Online learner in work placeSaint Joe’s offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs across disciplines, including

  • Nursing
  • Health Administration
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Theology

Check out the full listing of our online programs to find the right one to help you advance your career.

After 40 years in distance education, we understand that adult learners are busy with many commitments outside of their coursework -- which is why we have a structure that allows you to study on your own timeline. Our online courses are either 10 or 12 weeks long, and each program offers up to 5 start dates per year.  There is no requirement to log on at a specific time,* and online access to your course is available 24/7. Coursework will be due each week to keep you on track towards earning your degree.

* Graduate Health Administration courses have a one hour live lecture each week.

Watch this video from one online student about how an online education from Saint Joseph’s helped elevate her career path.

Whether you are just starting your education journey, looking to transfer, or ready to get a graduate degree, we can help.

Special Tuition for Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees

  • As an employee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, you have the opportunity to save 15% on tuition for each course you take - and get a high quality, convenient, and affordable online education. Excludes ABSN (Accelerated BSN for non RNs).

This program is available to Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees only.

→ Visit our partnership tuition page to learn more about your special rate.

Costs vary depending on the degree level, transfer credits and other factors. Submit a request for more information and one of our friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselors will contact you with additional details.

How to receive your special tuition rate

When you apply, you’ll find a section that asks for employer information. There, you can indicate that you are a member/employee of an organization that is an educational partner with Saint Joseph's College. Then select "Dartmouth-Hitchcock" as your education partner. This will ensure we are aware of your eligibility for our partnership rate, and we will know to apply that to your course enrollments moving forward. In addition, please indicate who you are employed by on the application.

Please note: The tuition reduction is effective for enrollment in future terms and will not be applied retroactively.

The special tuition rate is available for employees that are enrolled in any Online degree except for the ABSN (Accelerated BSN for non RNs).

There is no fee to apply to SJC, so submit an application today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?2022-06-17T16:13:47-04:00

We offer a rolling admissions process, and with multiple start dates per year in each program, it’s never too late to apply! Applications are reviewed once we receive all required application materials.

Can I receive financial aid?2022-06-17T16:16:10-04:00

Yes! The college offers federal financial aid for eligible students who are enrolled in online degree programs. Funding is available through the Federal Stafford Loan, and undergraduate students may be eligible for funds through the Federal Pell Grant as well. Financial aid is not available for certificate programs or continuing education courses.


How does online learning work?2019-08-12T14:33:54-04:00

Our courses are delivered via a learning portal, Brightspace. They operate in an asynchronous format, meaning you will have set due dates for assignments in your courses, but are not required to be logged on at a particular time.*  You can complete the coursework at times that are convenient for your schedule with the established due dates. Online students engage with their instructor and classmates through discussion boards and individual feedback from the instructor.

*Courses in the Master of Health Administration program include one live REEL session per week. A day and time that works for students is determined by the instructor each term.

Is the GRE or GMAT required for graduate programs?2019-08-12T14:32:03-04:00

No, we do not require any admissions testing for our graduate programs.

When do classes start?2022-06-17T16:20:40-04:00

The majority of our programs offer five 10-week terms per year. For the 2022-2023 academic year, our 10-week terms will begin in August, October, January, March, and May. Our Nursing and Graduate Theology programs offer four 12-week terms per year beginning in July, October, January and April.

What about SAT scores or high school transcripts?2022-06-17T16:18:48-04:00

No test scores are required when applying to SJC. High school transcripts are only required for students who have not taken college classes before at an accredited college or university.

Let our team of admissions counselors help you choose an online program that meets your individual goals.

Reach out to Admissions
(800) 752-4723