Accelerate your career by earning a degree
Colorado State University Distance Degree programs delivers technology enhanced, high-quality course content for working adults who wish to study anytime, anywhere. These programs have been continuously delivered since 1967.
Colorado State University is ranked as a prestigious Tier 1 research university in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of America’s best colleges. Colorado State is a leader in many fields of teaching and research in the US.
Through the University’s Distance Degree program, thousands of motivated students have earned their degree and countless others have taken specific courses to enhance their skills or keep current with the latest technology.
While most courses are semester-based, many are open entry, allowing you to enroll anytime throughout the year. It is not necessary to be admitted to Colorado State University to take any course – however, most degree programs limit the number of credits that can be earned before formal admission.
- Social Sciences - B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Communication and Public Affairs
- Adult Education and Training (AET) - M.Ed. in Education and Human Resource Studies
- Agricultural Education - M. Agr. in Agricultural Sciences
- Business Administration - M.B.A.
- Civil Engineering - M.E.
- Computer Science - M.C.S.
- Engineering Management Program - M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering Program - M.S., Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Engineering - M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- Organizational Performance and Change (OPC) - M.Ed. in Education and Human Resource Studies
- Rangeland Ecology - M.S.
- Statistics - M.S.
- Telecommunications - M.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duration: Most degree programs can be completed within two to four years.
Delivery Method: Courses use online delivery, videotapes, DVDs, correspondence, or a combination of these media. Courses using DVDs and videotapes are available only to students with U.S. or Canadian addresses, or APO & FPO addresses. Online courses available globally.
Online: Colorado State uses WebCT as its online learning platform (except the College of Business which uses Embanet) for all academic courses. WebCT and Embanet provide user-friendly access to course materials, discussion groups, assignments, exams, chat, and other learner services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are these accredited programs?
Yes. The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, provides accreditation for Colorado State University.
Does financial aid apply to distance courses?
Yes. Admitted students enrolled for at least 5 to 6 credits are eligible.
Will my transcript indicate distance delivery?
No. Your transcript will be the same as if you were an on-campus student.
Do I have to pay nonresident tuition for distance courses?
No, tuition rates for distance courses are the same for all students regardless of residency status.