What is Available Online?

Some programs and certificates can be completed entirely online. Most Metropolitan State online courses, however, complement face-to-face courses. In other words, most programs offer a combination of face-to-face, blended/hybrid and fully online courses.

Students can check the class schedule to find courses that are blended/hybrid or fully online.


The following programs are offered fully online. View program information for highlights, faculty information, and admission requirements.


Who Can Take Online Courses?

With degree programs that offer online and blended/hybrid courses, all currently-enrolled students can register for online courses (subject to availability). Often, online courses fill faster than face-to-face courses, so students who are interested in them should register as quickly as possible.

What Can Students Expect?

Metropolitan State University is a leading online learning provider in the State of Minnesota and has offered online courses for more than fifteen years. The University has been ranked number 1 by Affordable Colleges Online based on its quality, services, range of subjects and resources. The University shows its support of online education through the Center for Online Learning.  COL was established in 2003 and helps faculty and students in online courses.