Online courses may consist of lectures, group projects, research and assignments. Online courses at NU take place on Canvas, a web-based learning management system. Canvas allows students to access assignments, check grades and communicate with professors and classmates.
Thoughtfully Designed Online Learning
During recent years, terms such as online programs, remote coursework and digital learning became common. At the University of Nebraska, those terms were already part of our culture. We have a long history of providing quality distance education using the latest technology and most effective methods. This creates a seamless, professional experience that provides working adults the flexibility they need and the quality they expect from a leading university.
How NU Online Programs Work
Most courses are asynchronous, allowing students flexibility to participate in the course while following syllabus and deadline requirements.
Online courses are highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups.
Most courses follow a traditional semester schedule with fixed start and end dates. Eight-week sessions are available for many programs.
Time DemandsRigor and time demands are similar to those in a traditional classroom. Online students should expect to spend 9-12 hours per week, per course.
Technical SkillsOnline students need basic computer skills (e.g. downloading software, using e-mail and web browsers). Support services are available.
Time to DegreeCompletion time varies by student and program. Most students studying online at NU attend part-time and take one or two courses per semester.
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As an online student at NU, you join a supportive network of faculty, students and alumni.
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Start on the right foot. Admissions teams work with students to understand steps to ensure a strong start. Get support with deadlines, admission requirements, forms and more.
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We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even online. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students.
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NU serves a range of students and offers customized supports for transfer students, international students, military and veteran students, students with disabilities and more.
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When you choose an online program from the University of Nebraska, you receive access to:
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NU faculty are researchers who are experts in their fields and practitioners with real-world experience. They are passionate about teaching and helping students achieve their goals.
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NU faculty partner with instructional designers to offer you a well-designed and enriching learning experience—one that lets you focus on your program and not the technology.
NU serves a range of students and offers customized supports for transfer students, international students, military and veteran students, and students with disabilities.
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Take the same program with the same faculty and earn the same degree as in-person students. Diplomas and transcripts for online students are identical to those of on-campus students at NU.
"For those who are considering starting a program but are unsure about online, do not be intimidated by the online format. I had taken zero online courses in my life before this and it was an easy transition. Even if you are not computer savvy, they have your back."