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I chose to receive my degree online because I wanted to go back to school, but I needed to continue working at my job full-time. I was able to secure a well-paying, full-time job at a financial institution even before I had my degree.
— Sarah Schmaltz

MSU Online

Online Degree Programs

Why choose MSU Online?
MSU Online makes it possible for you to attend class regardless of location or time zone. Because you communicate with your instructor and class online, you can complete your entire degree without setting foot on campus. The online campus is open and you have access to your class seven days a week, 24 hours a day. If you reside outside of North Dakota, please see our State Authorization page for information about which programs are available in your area.

What programs are available online?
Below is a complete list of the programs available online from MSU. The coursework for all of these programs can be completed entirely online. If you are interested in pursuing a degree program but have questions about the curriculum or transfer credits, please visit the Advising page. If you are ready to start the process, you can Apply Online.


Graduate Certificates


Non-Degree Programs

    • CCAF
    • Driver Education (These courses are for teachers looking for licensure. It does not lead to a certificate or degree.)

*This degree program requires real-time video conferencing. For more information contact the Special Education department at 701-858-3050.

**The Master of Science in Special Education fulfills licensing requirements in the State of North Dakota and North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement. If you plan to seek licensure in your state of residence, it is your responsibility to contact your state’s licensure board to determine if this program will meet their requirements. A listing of licensing agencies by state can be found on the NASDTEC web site. The Special Education department can work with students on an individual basis to fulfill licensing requirements. This information is provided in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. For more information contact the Special Education department at 701-858-3050.

^Students who wish to pursue a minor or concentration should work closely with the academic department for course rotations and advising.

^^The Master of Education program alone does not meet state teacher licensure or certification requirements.