Discover degrees with flexible learning pathways

With these programs, you can build valuable skills, earn career credentials, and make progress toward a degree before you even enroll.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

#12 in Top Public Universities in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

#12 in Top Public Universities in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA)

#2 in Graduate Accounting Programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA)

#2 in Graduate Accounting Programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Management (iMSM)

#12 in Top Public Universities in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Management (iMSM)

#12 in Top Public Universities in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

University of Colorado Boulder

Master of Science in Data Science

#38 University in the World (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)

University of Colorado Boulder

Master of Science in Data Science

#38 University in the World (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)

Get the most out of your time and money

Make progress toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree right away by taking eligible content that aligns with your goals and interests. If you decide to pursue a degree in the future, you can apply your completed coursework toward eligible degree programs available through Coursera. Once you’re admitted and enroll, you’ll already be well on your way.

You can build on your knowledge, expand your skill set, and showcase your expertise at each step. Start today and enjoy the freedom to learn at your own pace and on your terms.

Each institution determines the number of credits (if any), earned by completing this content, that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies, which may also take into account any other existing credits or other prior learning you may have. For more details, visit the degree page of the program you’re interested in.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, earning a bachelor’s degree leads to 60% higher earnings than a high school diploma.

For those with a master’s degree, average salaries in the U.S. are $84,000 in computer science, data science, and IT and $80,000 in business roles.

Build towards a degree with confidence

Make progress before you enroll

Complete eligible courses, Specializations, and Professional Certificates on Coursera, and earn progress toward a degree once you’re admitted and enroll in an eligible degree program.

Keep your progress

Start learning with the assurance that your completed coursework carries with you and can count toward a future degree.

Affordable tuition with flexible payment

Pursue your degree with competitively priced tuition; some degree programs offer “pay-as-you-go” options, allowing you to pay only for the courses you take upon enrollment.

Quality education from world-class universities

Tap into the expertise of distinguished faculty and seasoned industry leaders, all dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Explore starting points to a degree

Ball State University

Master of Science in Data Science

When you complete these Specializations and Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the Ball State University Master of Science in Data Science program.

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DeepLearning.AI

Deep Learning

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University of London

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science

When you complete these Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the University of London BSc Computer Science program.

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Illinois Tech

Bachelor of Information Technology

When you complete these Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the Illinois Tech Bachelor of Information Technology program.

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Ball State University

Master of Science in Computer Science

When you complete these Specializations and Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the Ball State University Master of Science in Computer Science program.

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Illinois Tech

Master of Business Administration

When you complete these Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the Illinois Tech Master of Business Administration program.

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University of North Texas

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

When you complete these Specializations and Professional Certificates, you can earn credit if you’re admitted and enroll in the University of North Texas Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program.

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DeepLearning.AI

Deep Learning

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Frequently asked questions

You can find more details on the eligible courses, Specializations, and Professional Certificates on each degree page.

Each university determines the number of pre-approved prior learning credits that may count toward the degree requirements according to institutional policies, which may consider any existing credits you may have. For more details, visit the degree page of the program you’re interested in.

Yes. You can start a non-credit course and enroll in the for-credit version of that course later. Your completed work will come with you. The process varies by university. To learn the specific requirements for the program you’re interested in, visit the course or degree page you’re interested in for more information.