• How does online learning work?

    M State's online classes allow you to complete your degree from the convenience of your home. Rather than attending on-campus classes, complete your weekly assignments, readings, discussions, quizzes and exams online.


About Our Online Courses

Whether your goal is completing a few college courses or earning a degree, M State provides an affordable and innovative way to advance your education online. We offer more than 300 classes and 25 programs and majors through online education. You can check out our online degree options on our Programs Page.

Online courses are taught by caring faculty members, and there is easy online access to your instructors, your advisor and other resources including an electronic library and tutoring services. M State is fully accredited and offers transfer, career and technical online program and degrees. You can start your M State career by applying now.

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Online Programs


Why Choose Online Courses at M State?

Convenient and Flexible:

  • Online courses are similar to on-campus courses but offered in a flexible format. Students can participate in their classes from any location with reliable high-speed Internet access.
  • Unless your program specifies on-campus requirements, you will have the convenience of attending classes without commuting to a campus.
  • The online degree you earn is the same degree earned by M State's campus students.

Caring and Dedicated:

  • Our staff and faculty understand how to provide a quality academic experience in your online classes. We understand that adult learners deal with outside responsibilities and challenging life circumstances.
  • Online students have access to the same resources as campus students plus online tutoring, an electronic library and financial aid resources and advising/counseling services via phone or email.

Affordable and Accredited:

  • The tuition rate for online courses is $199 per credit. For a tuition estimate, please visit our Tuition Calculator.
  • M State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association. Please visit www.minnesota.edu/accreditation for further information on our accreditation information and individual M State program accreditations.


  • M State serves students from all over the United States. During the 2014-2015 academic year, our online courses served students from 27 different states.
  • Forty-six percent of students who take online courses also take on-campus classes.

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