Take your career to the next level with an online degree

University of Michigan

Master of Applied Data Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Computer Science in Data Science

University of California, Berkeley

Master of Advanced Study in Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA)

University of Colorado Boulder

Master of Science in Data Science

University of Maryland Global Campus

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Technology

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Affordable tuition with flexible payment options

Pursue your degree with affordable tuition, flexible payment options that let you pay as you go, and financial aid opportunities, including scholarships.

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Designed for working adults

Enroll in flexible, 100% online degree programs. Set your own schedule to balance your work and personal commitments and complete coursework at your own pace.

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Quality learning from world-class universities

Unlock your potential and pave the way to a successful career by earning a degree from an accredited university. Learn from expert faculty passionate about helping you achieve your goals.

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

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Discover flexible degree pathways that enable you to build new skills and gain career certificates while making progress and earning credit toward eligible degree programs.

Each university determines the number of pre-approved credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

University of North Texas

University of North Texas

Gain admission without an application

Complete university-approved content to qualify for performance-based admission to select degree programs and earn credit toward your degree. No application or prior work experience is required to start these degree pathways.

Each university determines the grades required to qualify for performance-based admission. Review the admissions process for each degree program for more information.

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

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Learn from expert faculty

Jessica Leeker

Professor in Engineering Practice

University of Michigan

Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhD

Millicent W. Higgins Collegiate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Education

Gary Hecht

Associate Dean of Professional Education Pathways and Professor of Accountancy and Arthur Andersen Faculty Fellow

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

Affiliate Professor of Management

Universidad de los Andes

Rubby Casallas, PhD

Profesora titular

Chris Mitchell

Professor of Computer Science

Gain helpful insight on degree-related topics

Online bachelor degrees have become increasingly popular, especially for students in need of greater flexibility. Learn more about this degree option, and the many benefits it has to offer.

A growing number of students are opting to earn their master’s degree online. Learn more about online master's degrees and their particular benefits.

Going back to school has the potential to boost your career possibilities and your income. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you figure out what's best for you.

Interested in pursuing an online educational program? Find out about the specific benefits that come with pursuing an online education.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, all online degree programs available on Coursera are directly conferred by accredited institutions. Accreditation is important because it shows that an institution meets rigorous academic standards, eases your ability to transfer credits, and helps employers validate the quality of education on your resume or application.

That depends on the degree you’re interested in earning. Many of the bachelor’s degrees on Coursera from US-based institutions, such as Georgetown University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, allow students to transfer some previously earned college credits. Some, like the University of North Texas’ Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and Bachelor of Science in General Business, are degree completion programs and require transfer credits in order to enroll.

Each university determines the number of pre-approved transfer credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies. Check with each degree program for more information.

You can also build credit toward an online degree program by first enrolling in university pre-approved courses, specializations, and certificates on Coursera. If you decide to apply and are admitted, the courses you’ve completed may count toward your degree requirements.

Yes, all you need is a reliable internet connection. No matter where you are in the world, you can enroll in the degree programs that Coursera’s university partners offer, though there may be specific application requirements based on your status as a domestic or international student.