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St. Dominic Statue

ODU Partnership with Columbus Diocesan Schools Creates Educational Opportunities for Employees, Families

As an Educational Partner with ODU, Columbus Diocesan schools employees, spouses and dependents will have access to a wide range of benefits.

Jan 4, 2021

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has partnered with the Diocese of Columbus to offer teachers, staff and administrators within its schools, as well as their spouses and dependents, an opportunity to complete a wide range of graduate degrees at a discounted rate.

ODU’s Educational Partnership Program gives corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations the ability to provide employees with continuing education options to help their organization foster innovation, identify and keep top talent, and provide employees with the opportunity to enhance their professional credentials.

As an Educational Partner with ODU, Columbus Diocesan schools employees, spouses and dependents will be able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Waived application fee to ODU.
  • Ability to take as many as three master’s-level classes tuition-free (up to 25% savings). Cohorts consisting of at least 15 participants may take as many as three courses tuition-free. Individuals may take as many as two courses tuition-free.
  • Flexible start dates.
  • Option to attend class on ODU’s campus during the evening, online, or possibly on-site at a Columbus Diocesan location.

    Participants may choose to pursue one of several graduate degrees available at ODU, including a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction; Master of Education in Educational Leadership; Master of Arts in English; Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; Master of Arts in Theology; Master of Business Administration; and Master of Science in Sport Management.

    “As Columbus’ only comprehensive Catholic university, it is fitting that we seek creative and effective ways to partner with schools within the Diocese of Columbus to provide their dedicated teachers, staff and employees the opportunity to enhance their credentials, which ultimately enhances the overall experience of its students,” ODU President Robert Gervasi said. “I want to thank Bishop Robert Brennan and Superintendent Adam Dufault for their leadership and enthusiasm in partnering with ODU to benefit those who teach, learn and work within our outstanding diocesan schools."

    “We are very pleased that ODU will now offer their Educational Partnership Program to our Catholic School staff and families,” Adam Dufault, the diocese's episcopal moderator for education and superintendent of schools, said. “The capability to provide ODU’s outstanding graduate coursework at a discounted rate is a great benefit to our community, and the program will contribute greatly in our mission to provide both academic excellence and an authentic Catholic education experience to our students.”