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Reimagine possible. Reimagine online.


"I just don't want to register for classes that make me choose between family time, work goals and my degree. I need a school that let's me do all of them; that meets me where I am, understands my busy life and sees what's possible."
Recent MSU Denver graduate

Winner of Governor Polis' ZTC Challenge

Governor Jared Polis named MSU Denver's Online Instructional Technology Certificate the winner of his Zero Textbook Cost Challenge in the Programs Category for 2020. The Zero Textbook Cost Challenge is supported by the Colorado Departement of Higher Education and encourages Colorado institutions of higher education to increase access, equity, and affordability for college students. Congratulations to Alex McDaniel and his team at the Center for Teaching Learning and Design.

Online learning defined


Real professors. Real world. Real access.

Take online classes designed with the same care by the same expert faculty who teach on campus. All we did was eliminate the commute.


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Here’s what sets our online courses and programs apart:

  • Focused attention — Work with professors dedicated to student learning. Get all the financial aid, advising and tutoring you need — remotely — even if you never come to campus.
  • Professors with real-world expertise — Our faculty members develop their courses with an active learning environment in mind. Many also practice what they teach, so you get career insights from teachers with professional experience and industry expertise.
  • Colorado career-focused — Our alumni fuel the local economy. Take advantage of MSU Denver programs developed to meet the demands of the Front Range and Colorado workforce.
  • Diverse students — Study with an online student community that includes fresh-out-of-high-schoolers, parents, grandparents, career-changers, veterans, students of color, LGBTQ learners, second-chancers, valedictorians and people whose common denominator is a desire to learn new skills.
  • High-value — Get your money’s worth. MSU Denver’s tuition and fee structure beats our Colorado competitors and lands graduates in high-paying jobs.

Why MSU Denver online?

We offer a wide variety of online programs that can help you jump-start your career, advance in your current organization or move into a new field. If you've ever dreamed of becoming a nurse, directing a news production or even analyzing extinct languages, your possible starts online.

What's possible online?

At MSU Denver, our online learning options let you reimagine what’s possible: Earn a degree or take just one class in our virtual learning environment - all on your schedule.

What we offer

Online and hybrid programs: 45

Individual online courses: 750

Success services to help you thrive in and out of the classroom: 40


MSU Denver offers a high-quality education without the high-end price tag. Take classes from noted academics, national experts and industry icons who build active, real-world learning into every course so you develop into a critical-thinking, career-ready professional whom companies want to hire.

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One of Colorado's Top Affordable Online Colleges

Ranked by low student-to-teacher ratios, excellent financial aid packages and high graduation rates, MSU Denver provides the most bang for your buck.
Best For Vets 2020

Best for Vets

MSU Denver is regularly ranked as a top school for serving those who serve, with 1,207 current and former military members on campus.
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Top 5 Most Innovative Schools in the West

U.S. News & World Report has recognized MSU Denver for our innovative curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.
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