Why study online at UND?

Earn a degree on your time with an online degrees from the University of North Dakota.

From shopping to watching TV, we live in an era where everything is moving online. Your education is no different. At UND we offer nearly 100 online degrees and 200+ courses.

We're not some for-profit university, however. We've been offering distance learning since 1911 to students corresponding by mail. Today nearly 7,000 students are enrolled in UND's off-campus and online classes.

UND was founded in 1883, six years before North Dakota became a state. We're a nationally-prominent, student-focused doctoral university of outstanding professional programs, cutting-edge research and creative scholarship.

UND is full accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools.


Location is no longer an important issue. You can take classes at any time from anywhere in the world. Whether you have a full-time job or a family to take care of, an online education offers you the flexibility that you need.

You'll use web-based tools to access course materials, submit assignments, take tests and communicate through message boards. If you miss a class, some courses also have recorded classroom lectures and discussions that you can access.

Variety of programs

Choose from nearly 100+ programs at UND. You can get your bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. at UND and all online. It's easy to take the next step in your career with a UND degree.


Even though you are doing your work online, you still have the same benefits as every UND student. Online tutoring is available 24 hours a day through SMARTHINKING. Or you can contact the Student Success Center for additional help.

Online students also may receive writing assistance from the UND Writing Center by scheduling an appointment. You can access online writing style guides to help you properly format your papers.

Experience strong one-on-one interaction with faculty who are committed to distance learning and are available to answer your questions by phone or email.

Or connect with One-Stop Student Services, who can help you navigate the other student questions.

Career advancement

Our classes are designed for working adults who are unable to complete a traditional, on-campus program.

There's no better time than today to take the next step in your education. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to get that new job or promotion.