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Accredited Online Bachelor and Graduate Degrees at University of Colorado Denver - CU Online - Denver, CO

Online Courses and Degrees, CU Online, University of Colorado Denver

Accredited Online Degree Programs

Complete Degrees. Completely Online.

There are a number of University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus accredited online degrees and certificates, ranging from Bachelor programs (ex - BA in English Writing), Master programs (ex - MBA, MCJ, etc.) and Doctorates (ex - Doctor of Education) that can be completed entirely online or a blend of online and on campus (both Auraria Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus).

With online courses from CU Denver, you are fully integrated with an accredited brick and mortar university, allowing you to graduate with a prestigious degree … completely on your terms.

Accredited Online & Hybrid Degrees and Certificates

Choose between 24 online and hybrid degree programs and 15 certificates and receive the same quality and expertise in your online courses as you do in your on campus ones, as well as the same diploma. There are also non-degree continuining education options as well.

Each University of Colorado degree and certificate is separated out by it respective school and college. Simply click on each link to find out more about a particular program.

Featured Online Degree Programs

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The Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which less than 15% of business programs are accredited by AACSB worldwide.


Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This online program will provide you with the knowledge and skills essential for advancement in today’s rapidly evolving energy industry. Developed in partnership with leading energy companies, this program goes beyond theory - it addresses the practical, real world considerations and challenges energy companies face on a daily basis.

Master of Science in Global Energy Management (Hybrid Program)

The Global Energy Management (GEM) program is a hybrid-online degree program exclusively designed to develop future leaders in the energy industry. Typically, students who want an “energy MBA” enroll in GEM because it offers graduate business courses (accounting, finance, strategic management, marketing, economics, etc.) that are focused entirely on the energy industry.

Online Master of Science in Information Systems

In an industry where skills need to keep pace with technology, the University of Colorado Denver Business School's online MS in Information Systems (MSIS) degree is regularly updated to meet the changing needs of business.

Online Master of Science in Management and Organization

More than ever before, major companies and entrepreneurial ventures are seeking competitive advantage and success by embracing sustainability — social and environmental responsibility — as a core business strategy. Watch the MS in Management program video.

This online program will prepare you for what businesses are facing in a world where resources are scarce, social safety nets are declining, and customers and commentators are concerned about companies behaving in ethical and responsible ways.



The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Denver provides a diverse community with an accessible, quality education and produces a professionally oriented graduate who is interested in solving real-world problems.


Online Master of Engineering, Geographic Information Systems

This online program is directed to engineers and other environmental and urban infrastructure professionals who are seeking a multi-disciplinary master’s degree. Disciplines involved in the degree may include civil engineering, geography and environmental sciences, urban and regional planning, information systems, applied mathematics, and engineering management.


The College of Nursing has earned its respected reputation with over 110 years of contributions to nursing education, practice and research.


Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BS

This online program is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model, and is an educational pathway available for registered nurses who desire career mobility and professional development.


Online Master of Science in Nursing, Informatics Option

This online program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles. Graduates are prepared to formulate clinical, administrative or policy decisions to promote health with clients experiencing wellness, acute or chronic illness, and to develop, manage, and evaluate the care within communities and health care systems.

Online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Systems (iLEAD)

The online master’s in nursing leadership and administration program, referred to as i-LEAD (innovation in leadership and administration in nursing and health care systems) will prepare advanced practice nurses with the expertise to provide leadership for high quality health care in rural and medically underserved urban areas.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

This online program will prepare you to be clinical leaders, who will design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage health care needs of populations, and use technology and information to transform health care systems.

Online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing

This online PhD program is designed to prepare nurse scholars to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline. PhD preparation in nursing promotes knowledge development for reflective, theory-based, and research-guided nursing practice.


Hybrid Certificate in Palliative Care

This hybrid certificate provides a foundation in current palliative care models integrating theories of caring and change. You'll discuss concepts, palliative care assessment, and planning in the context of patient scenarios to broaden approaches to model implementation.

Online Executive Leadership in Health Information Technology Certificate

The online certificate program for executive leadership in health information technology is targeted to those health care and public health professionals with managerial experience that will lead the deployment and use of health IT to achieve transformational improvements in quality, safety and outcomes.

Online Health Care Informatics Certificate

This online certificate provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform as an informatics specialist. These core informatics courses will provide you with a framework for information management and decision support, nursing and other health care terminologies and the life cycle of an information system.

Online Health Information Management & Exchange Specialist Certificate

The online certificate program for health information management and exchange specialists will prepare health care professionals to support the collection, management, retrieval, exchange, and/or analysis of information in electronic form, in health care and public health organizations.



The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) ranks as the University of Colorado Denver's largest school on the Downtown Denver campus.



*ALL NEW* Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication


This online BA in Communication degree develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations. Earning a degree in communication equips you with the interpersonal, written, and verbal skills employers rank as their most desired qualities.


Online Bachelor of Arts in English Writing


This online program will prepare you to think critically, read carefully, solve problems creatively, and write with clarity, grace and power. These are exactly the qualities needed to succeed as a writer when faced with diverse writing challenges in a breadth of professional settings or in graduate school.


Online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


The study of group life. Which basically covers –well, everything. In your online courses, you’ll study class relations, gender, race, family and childhood, and everything else about human social activity and interactions.



Online Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CTESOL)


The online CTESOL program is designed to build the necessary skills to teach English as a Second Language. It provides a focused preparation for the teaching of English as a Second Language. It is primarily aimed at native speakers of English who want to teach overseas but may serve the needs of international students wanting to teach English in their home country or other countries.


Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health attracts top tier faculty and students from across the country and provides a vital contribution toward ensuring the region’s health and well-being.

CSPH enrolls over 500 graduate students in 15 public health academic and professional programs



*ALL NEW* Master of Public Health, Leadership and Public Health Practice


With this Master of Public Health online option, you will have the option to pursue all core MPH and concentration elective courses online, requiring only three short visits to campus during your training to complete your Leadership and Management in Public Health course.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

With more than 900 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching.

Celebrating 100 years of education, patient care and scientific discovery, the School of Pharmacy is one of the top-ranked pharmacy schools in the country



iPharmD® - Doctor of Pharmacy Program


iPharmD® is designed to offer working pharmacists with a bachelor’s in pharmacy the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in a flexible format. Choose from one of our two programs to complete your PharmD:

  • The North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program – For licensed pharmacists, who completed their bachelor’s of pharmacy degree in the United States or Canada.
  • The International-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program – For licensed pharamcists, who completed their bachelor’s of pharmacy degree outside the United States or Canada.

Both the NTPD and ITPD Programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).



As the largest graduate School of Education in Colorado, the School of Ed is committed to developing forward-thinking educators and counselors who have a deep sense of critical inquiry, and the cultural competence needed to serve urban, diverse populations.


Online Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies, eLearning Design and Implementation

This online degree program will give you the skills you need to design and facilitate online learning opportunities for learners in higher education, K12, and corporate settings. You'll experience interactive learning, hands-on projects and collaborative team work.

Online Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies, School Library

This online program will prepare you with the knowledge-management skills and information access points you need to help students achieve and succeed. In your courses, you will learn about integrating information and learning strategies, school library management, collection development, collaborative planning, instructional design, and instructional leadership.

Online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

This online degree path is designed to prepare you with knowledge, skills, and substantive support to meet the needs of young children and their families within our rapidly changing and diverse society.

Doctor of Education, Leadership for Educational Equity (EdD)

As a student in the program, you will be exposed to real-world problem-solving in schools, districts, colleges or community based educational contexts; context-specific best practices; interdisciplinary connections; public policy work; and innovative, applied inquiry. You will move through the program with a cohort of twenty students and an outstanding group of faculty, cultivating an environment of intellectual dialogue and of academic and professional growth.


Online Adolescent Literacy Certificate

This online program is designed as a series of three graduate-level courses specifically designed to help licensed teachers develop the skills necessary to reach middle and high school student readers and writers, especially those struggling academically... Watch an Adolescent Literacy video and meet some of the professors.

Online Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

The School of Education and Human Development is now offering two course sequences in Behavior Analysis to prepare you to become effective Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®), or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA®) . These course sequences are offered through Continuing and Professional Education, and meet criteria established by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®) for approved coursework. Once you complete the program, you will not have to provide further coursework documentation when applying for the BCBA® or BCaBA® examinations.

Online ECSE, Specialist License

This online program will prepare you with a solid background in assessment, teaching, intervention and collaboration to help you be successful in your career. Your licensure course work will include fascinating topics such as child growth and development, approaches to young children's learning, curriculum and program development, family-centered practice, culturally-responsive teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings, medical and physiological aspects of developmental disabilities, social and cognitive development/disorders, screening and assessment of young children, and intervention strategies.

Online Early Literacy Certificate

This online program is designed as a series of three graduate-level courses specifically designed to help licensed teachers develop the skills necessary to reach student readers and writers in preschool through third grade, especially those who are English language learners. Watch an Early Literacy video.

Online Health Education Certificate

The online certificate will feature an overview of the principles of behavior change as they relate to health education in both theory and practice, the application of behavior theory as it applies to specific health content knowledge and skills, and finally it will provide an overview of health education teaching and learning strategies for use in school settings.

Online Infant Toddler Autism

This certificate fills a void in the field for addressing the needs of infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ASDs comprise the fastest-growing neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood.

Online Teaching Certificate

The Online Teaching certificate program is designed for K-12, college and university educators interested in creating and teaching online and blended courses, or using Web-based/Web 2.0 components to enhance face-to-face instruction.

Online School Library Endorsement

Our school library endorsement is designed to help you learn the knowledge-management skills and information access points needed to advance your career goals. Your courses will integrate Information and Learning Technology strategies through coursework in school library management, collection development, collaborative planning, instructional design, and instructional leadership.

Special Education Generalist Endorsement

This endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and the expertise needed to work effectively with students with special needs and from diverse backgrounds. The program is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.


College of Arts and Media

College of Arts and Media (CAM) aspires to become a nationally recognized leader whose teaching, learning, and research explores, influences, and reflects the arts and its intersection with technology and commerce.


MS in Recording Arts - Media Forensics

Media forensics is the investigative application of scientific methods aiding the criminal and civil justice systems with regards to audio, video, and computer evidence.


The School of Public Affairs prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems.


Online Bachelor of Criminal Justice

The University of Colorado Denver's undergraduate Criminal Justice degree will help develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills while providing you with the knowledge and practical skill set to have a successful career in the field.


Online Master of Criminal Justice

As an academic discipline, Criminal Justice explores all aspects of crime and criminal behavior by relying on interdisciplinary study within the fields of sociology, psychology, economics, political science, statistics, anthropology, and criminology, to provide students with a well-rounded liberal arts education.

Online Master of Public Administration

Public administration encompasses administration, policy and management in the public and nonprofit spheres, allowing students with diverse career objectives the opportunity to customize their program of courses to meet their professional needs


Online Nonprofit Management

This online certificate will prepare you to become an innovative and critical thinker in the areas of nonprofit organizational management and public policy. This certificate’s bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world experience. So, you’ll gain insight into the interdependence between the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.

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