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Self-Paced Online Courses

Self-Paced Online (SPO) courses allow students more flexibility to complete MSU Denver credits, giving them the opportunity to 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.

There are no required on-campus meetings.

For more information about SPO courses and policies, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.



Students have until June 22 to register for Summer 2021 classes. Classes start June 1, and end August 7.

Students have until August 29th to register for Fall 2021 SPO classes. Classes start August 9th, and end December 11th.

SPO courses are conducted online in Blackboard Learning. Students login to view their syllabus, list of required texts, and instructions on how to complete coursework. Assignments and exams are evaluated by the instructor. Communication is via Blackboard Learning or email.

Students have 18-weeks complete coursework for Fall and Spring semesters. During the Summer, students have 12-weeks to complete.

The courses are fully accredited.

  • Courses can fit into busy schedules, family responsibilities, or work obligations.
  • SPO courses encompass a wide-variety of required and elective classes for Bachelor’s degrees.

For more information, please call 303-615-1234 or email

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