Distance Education

The University of Colorado Boulder offers master's degrees, graduate certificates, and individual graduate courses online in several disciplines.

Students may enroll in a single course, in a graduate certificate, or in a full master's degree program at CU Boulder. Students applying for admission to a degree program may enroll in courses as non-degree students before being accepted, but should typically apply for admission before finishing a third course. Courses taken before admission are considered transfer credit. A maximum of nine hours of transfer credit will be accepted toward graduate degree requirements once a student is admitted into that program. With Graduate School and unit approval, a maximum of 24 hours can be transferred toward a graduate degree if the hours were part of a graduate certificate program and were taken as a CU Boulder non-degree student.

For more information, visit the Graduate School website and contact the individual graduate program of interest directly.