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Online Degree Programs

Complete Degrees. Completely Online.

There are a number of University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus online degrees and certificates, ranging from Bachelor degree (ex - BA in English Writing), Master degree (ex - MBA, Masters in Criminal Justice degree, 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.

Online Degrees and Certificates

Choose between 24 online and hybrid degree programs and 13 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.

Online Degree Programs

Learn more about specific online programs from the professors that will be teaching the courses and listen to what past students had to say. Watch Program Videos » ​​​​​​​​​


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 of students 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 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.



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



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. This online BA in Communication degree merges world-class intellectual learning with hands-on, community-based, experiential learning, thus providing our students the skills needed to become engaged citizens and effective employees working toward a more civil and humane world.


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 variety of professional settings or in graduate school. You can choose from courses including business writing, multimedia writing, literary journalism, rhetorical analysis and creative writing as well as a wide range of writing intensive course from across campus.


*BRAND NEW* Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


If there was one universal degree, it would be psychology. Getting your undergraduate degree in psychology can prepare you for almost any job you can imagine...


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.


*BRAND NEW* ​Online Minor in Anthropology


In an era of globalization, differences among people are more important than ever. An understanding of human differences past and present turns any degree into an international or culturally aware degree. Now you can take your courses online while you gain invaluable knowledge that can be applied to any career path you decid to take.


*BRAND NEW* Online Minor in Ethnic Studies


The online Ethnic Studies minor is designed to help you in any career field that requies a sophisticated and broad understanding of ethnicity and its role in contemporary American society. It provides you with the theories and concepts needed to comprehend and interpret relations between and among ethnic groups in the U.S. You also study the intersections of ethnicity in regards to structures of political, gender, economic, and cultural power.


Online Minor in Political Science


Politics is more encompassing than just what C-SPAN shows in Washington. It can have a role in how our towns function, our taxes, and even our future economic outlook. In your political science courses, you'll not only be informed about politics on a micro and macro level, but you'll also be provided an opportunity to develop your own analytical skills.



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.



Hybrid Integrative Biology Core Curriculum


If you would like to have any sort of career in the health profession, then you'll need biology. And this hybrid core curriculum offers the same cutting edge training and knowledge from the internationally recognized faculty who teach on campus, but you'll also get the freedom that comes with an online delivery.

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



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




mD® - Doctor of Pharmacy Program



rmD® 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 Curriculum and Instruction: Integrated Studies


This customizable program (available totally online) is designed for educators in the U.S. and around the globe who want to become well-rounded professionals and increase student learning, including P-12 teachers, adult educators, instructional designers, special educators and teacher leaders who want to develop more effective strategies for differentiating learning environments to meet the diverse cultural and language needs of children.


Online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction:Reading and Writing


This 30-credit masters degree program will give you advanced knowledge and training to work with diverse student populations as they develop reading, writing and oral language skills..


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.


HYBRID - Doctor of Education, Leadership for Educational Equity (EdD)


As a student in the program, you will take courses on campus and online. Specifically as an EdD student, 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 offers 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 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 scientific study into the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of audio, video, and image evidence obtained during the course of investigations and litigious proceedings.


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 Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree will help develop your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills while also providing you with opportunities to intern, research, and develop a practical skill set for a successful career in the field.



Online Master of Criminal Justice


The Master of Criminal Justice program explores all aspects of crime and criminal behavior by relying on interdisciplinary study within the fields of sociology, psychology, economics, political science, statistics, anthropology, law and policy. Students develop focal areas in emergency management, homeland security, victimology, crime analysis, gender-based violence, corrections, courts, and enforcement through course work, applied research and field experiences.


Online Master of Public Administration


Public administration encompasses administration, policy, public finance and management in government and nonprofit spheres. MPA students have diverse career objectives in federal, state and local government administration, public policy, international and domestic development, and the public service sector in general.

The program allows students to customize their experience through courses and applied research to meet their professional needs.



Online Nonprofit Organizations


This online 15 credit certificate will prepare you to become an innovative and critical thinker in the areas of nonprofit organizational management and public policy. The program allows flexibility so students can develop specialized skills in areas such as private-public partnerships, volunteer and program management, development and grant administration. Students gain insight into the interdependence between the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors. The certificate can later be applied to the 36 credit hour MPA program.


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