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Self-Paced Online (SPO) courses allow students more flexibility to complete MSU Denver education, as they can work at their own pace without worrying about frequent deadlines and check-ins.

Marrying the best of content and technology, SPOs are designed to fit busy schedules. The courses run for 18 weeks in the spring and fall semesters and ten weeks in the summer semester. Students taking an SPO course have access to materials two weeks before the traditional semester begins.

Students can complete the course in as little as four weeks or take the entire semester. There are no required on-campus meetings.

Students can use financial aid toward SPOs. Visit for more information.

The Higher Learning Commission fully accredits SPO courses.

Spring 2023 calendar

  • Courses run: 1/3/23 – 5/13/23
  • Last day to self-register: 2/2/23
  • Last day to withdraw: 3/31/23

Students taking a self-paced online course have access to materials two weeks before the traditional semester. Students can complete a course in as little as four weeks or take the entire semester.

How SPO courses work

SPO courses are conducted online in Canvas LMS (Learning Management System). Students log on to view a welcome video, syllabus, list of required tests and instructions about completing coursework. The instructor evaluates assignments, quizzes and exams and is available for questions. Communication is via Canvas LMS or email.

Students have 18 weeks to complete undergraduate coursework for the fall and spring semesters. During the Summer, students have ten weeks to complete.

How to register for a SPO course

  1. Visit the Student Hub web page.
  2. Click the Register for Classes button.
  3. Enter your login credentials, if prompted.
  4. Click on the Add/Drop/Withdrawal Classes link.
  5. Select the term.
  6. Under the delivery method choice, select Self-Paced Online and then click Search. You do not need to complete the Subject or Course Number fields.
  7. Scroll for the class you would like to enroll in, and click Add.
  8. When done, click submit.

Undergrad SPO tuition

The undergrad rate of tuition is $260.00 per credit hour.

The mandatory fees (per credit hour) consists of an Online fee, Technology fee, Metro bond fee, and one-time Health and Wellness fee.

Visit for additional information. The tuition is per semester and subject to change.


Credit Hour Total Tuition Mandatory Fees Base Total
1 $260.00 $157.20 $417.20
2 $520.00 $212.00 $732.00
3 $780.00 $266.80 $1,046.80
4 $1,040.00 $321.60 $1,361.60
5 $1,300.00 $376.40 $1,676.40
6 $1,560.00 $431.20 $1,991.20

Contact us

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362