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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.

200+ Professionally Designed Online Programs

How NU Online Programs Work

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.


Most courses are asynchronous, allowing students flexibility to participate in the course while following syllabus and deadline requirements.

Online Community

Online courses are highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. 

Course Length

Most courses follow a traditional semester schedule with fixed start and end dates. Eight-week sessions are available for many programs. 

Time Demands

Rigor 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 Skills

Online students need basic computer skills (e.g. downloading software, using e-mail and web browsers). Support services are available.  

Time to Degree

Completion time varies by student and program. Most students studying online at NU attend part-time and take one or two courses per semester.

Support and Resources

As an online student at NU, you join a supportive network of faculty, students and alumni.

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. 

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even online. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. 

NU serves a range of students and offers customized supports for transfer students, international students, military and veteran students, students with disabilities and more. 

Students work one-on-one with an academic advisor via phone, email or video conferencing, creating a degree plan that helps the student achieve identified goals.

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