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Athabasca University

Athabasca University distance education


At Athabasca University, distance education is anything but distant. Our flexible learning systems allow you to progress on your own schedule while online communities let you get to know other students. Tutors provide you with valuable feedback. And whether you need to plan your programs or research a paper, a full array of student services are available to give you the help you need.


As Canada’s Open University, Athabasca University is dedicated to improving access to post-secondary education for adult learners. Currently, the University serves 32,000 students in a wide range of liberal arts, science and professional programs.

Graduate programs include:

  • arts/integrated studies
  • business administration
  • computing and information systems
  • counselling
  • distance education
  • nursing and health studies

Our curriculum is designed and managed by permanent faculty members and informed by ongoing research.


More than 30 years experience focusing on distance learning has earned Athabasca University a world wide reputation for innovation and service. In 2004 the International Council for Open and Distance Education awarded us theInstitutional Prize of Excellence. This year we became the first Canadian university regionally accredited in the United States. Best of all, 98.5% of our graduates indicate they would recommend Athabasca University to others.

Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB
Canada T9S 2B6
Canada/US: 1.800.788.9041
International: 1.780.675.6100
Fax: 1.780.675.6437

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