Education to fit your lifestyle

The University of Denver provides accessible, high-quality educational programs to meet the needs of students wherever you are. Our online programs provide a way to advance you education through full degree programs, certificates and individual courses, many of which have been recognized as top-ranked online programs by US News and World Report. Whether you're a working professional looking to expand your skills or a recent graduate seeking a flexible way to pursue your passions, DU has an online program to spark your interest and inspire you to take the next step. With stackable credentials to help you increase your earning power and programs that can be completed in as few as six weeks, learning online with DU is an affordable way to forge ahead in your career.

Program Types


Our online degree programs provide access to high-quality degrees that suit your circumstances. From online master's programs in social work and business administration to our bachelor's degree completion program, we have a flexible program that will help power your career and change your life.

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Our range of online certificate programs can help you develop new skills to advance in your current career or provide you with an entirely new range of abilities so that you can forge a path all your own. Choose from a range of 4-course specialized certificates or 6-course graduate certificates.

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33 Average age of DU online student

50 States represented by online students + 10 countries

5 Online programs ranked by US News & World Report

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Why study online?

Choosing to pursue an online education is about more than just convenience. It's a way for you to build on your strengths and draw a roadmap toward your goals without compromising what matters in your life.

Whether you study from a distance or join our online classes from the Denver area, you'll have access to faculty who are active leaders in their fields—as well as a wealth of resources that can lead to exciting opportunities in the Front Range and beyond. Certificate programs can help you develop competencies required to advance in your career, while individual courses can reinforce learned skills and help you stay on top of your field.

Whatever your purpose, we are here to match it with an online program that meets your needs. 

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The Student Experience

Pursuing online education at DU means joining a global community of scholars and motivated individuals hoping to build their knowledge and advance their career opportunities. Our online courses, degrees and graduate certificate programs are specifically crafted to connect your growing knowledge with practical applications in your career, providing immediate opportunities to grow your professional portfolio and take the next step on your path.

We strive to maintain small class sizes for online courses, allowing you to connect with faculty on a personal level even when you're not on campus. You'll collaborate with your peers, expanding your perspective with new ideas while you build new skills through team-based learning, simulations, projects and live seminar discussions.