Choose from 200+ flexible, affordable online college degree programs.
At DSU, your success is our only mission. As an accredited, nonprofit university, we’ve helped thousands of students reach their goals with flexible, career-focused online college degree programs. As part of our commitment to student success, we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation — and we haven't raised our costs in a decade. Find your program to see how DSU can help you succeed.
Ready to take the next steps? Check out our next term start dates, request more information or apply now.
Areas of Study
Accounting & Finance
Our accounting and finance degrees are affordable and accredited, and you'll get the dedicated support you need to see yourself succeed.
Art & Design
Each Art and Design Degree program prepares you for real-world applications of your talent, using the latest technology, theories and practices.
DSU, founded in 1932 as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, is a recognized leader in business education.
DSU’s Criminal Justice Degrees are affordable, accredited and empower you to advance your career in law enforcement, security, corrections, and more.
Learn the latest theories and techniques for teaching, administration and curriculum development with an Education Degree from DSU.
From concept to application, DSU’s innovative engineering programs prepare students for careers through a hands-on curriculum.
Healthcare degrees at DSU are designed to help students pursue or advance careers in healthcare administration, nursing and public health.
Hone your talents and gain high-demand skills by earning one of DSU's Liberal Arts Degrees online including Communication, English and History.
Math & Science
Data. Analysis. Research. Our math and science programs help build valuable skills that students can apply across industries.
Psychology & Counseling
Explore the inner workings of the human mind with the Psychology and Counseling College Degrees programs online or on campus at DSU.
DSU offers a range of online and campus Social Science Programs including History, Human Services, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology.
In the ever-changing field of technology, it’s important to keep up. At DSU, our cutting-edge technology programs teach students how to create, secure and manage tech.
Prepare for the career you want by earning an associate degree from DSU. You’ll learn from industry experts in your field and gain the education you need for a solid foothold on your career path – or continue on to earn one of our 150+ bachelor’s degrees.
DSU offers 150+ affordable, accredited bachelor’s degrees online and on campus to fit your life and your goals. Our undergraduate programs are transfer-friendly and career-focused, so you can gain a quality education and marketable skills.
Complete your master’s degree in as few as 15 months at DSU. Choose from more than 100 graduate programs – including dozens of specialized MBAs – that fit your schedule and your budget. No GMAT or GRE required.
DSU’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are the first step toward earning a degree – or complementing an existing one with new skills. Choose from more than 20 certificate programs and find the focused education you need to move ahead in your career.
Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's
If you're not looking for a full degree program, you can still earn college credit by taking individual online courses. They're a fast, flexible and affordable way to take a class you need, get skills for your career or just explore the online learning experience.
How much do online classes cost?
The cost per credit hour for online undergraduate classes is $320 (or $960 per course) at DSU. Cost per credit hour for online graduate classes is $627 (or $1,881 per course). And with no application fees, you can also apply for free.
That's because we recognize that achieving your education goals is about more than just finding time, it’s also about overcoming financial barriers.
Apart from this, the overall costs per course may vary, depending on the price of books and other learning resources.
We understand how challenging it can be to manage your education costs. That's why we're here to help whenever you need it. Our Student Financial Services team is always available to guide you through the process. They'll help you explore financial aid options and even identify ways to help lower your tuition.
You may, for example, qualify for a scholarship or grant opportunity. And if you're a military service member or military spouse, you could be eligible to receive up to 30% military tuition discounts.
Whatever your financial situation, we've got your back.
10 Years Without Raising Tuition
Denver State University has always been committed to making higher education more accessible and affordable. That’s why we’re keeping your tuition low for the 10th year in a row.
Dr. Barbara Brophy
A nurse for almost 3 decades, Dr. Barbara Brophy has always been drawn to training and educating nurses. She earned her DNP in Nursing Leadership at Chamberlain College. She loves being a nursing faculty member because she gets to have an impact on students every day, and she is proud to be in the profession.
Max Callahan joined DSU in 2016. He is also a character designer, modeler, rigger and animator, and he previously worked as an art director and prop master in independent films. Callahan earned his master's degree in digital design from Philadelphia University. He's thrilled to help passionate students build the gaming skills they need to have a career they love.
Dr. Matt Glowiak
Faculty, Clinical Mental Health
Since 2017, Dr. Mark Glowiak has enjoyed seeing the work of DSU students – especially at in-person residencies. He earned his doctorate and master's in counseling at Walden University. He also has co-founded a group practice with three locations, employing clinicians who work with a variety of mental health disorders.
FAQ About DSU Online College Degree Programs
What’s it like to take an online
DSU's online instructors are industry leaders who have relevant, real-world experience and are accomplished in online learning and course delivery. You’ll have specially trained instructors in your early classes who are adept at helping you develop your skills and enhance your academic success.
"My online experience worked well," said Willie Wingfield '21. "I was able to have a well-planned work and school week without any distractions. Online learning allowed me to learn at my own pace while still having interaction with the instructor and the class."
"What mainly attracted me to apply at DSU was the flexibility of the courses offered," said Suejaan Alicia Torres '21. "Studying online, for me, was and has been enjoyable! ... Taking online courses allowed me to enhance skills that I already developed, such as research analysis and strategy."
Want to know what it’s like to take an online course at DSU? Find out more about the courses, support system and flexibility of an online college education.
Why choose DSU?
One of the fastest-growing and most dynamic private, nonprofit
universities in the nation, DSU has become a leader in providing
high-quality, transformational pathways for learners.
At DSU, you can earn a degree from a private, nonprofit, NECHE accredited university. Meet your dedicated academic advisors who will provide guidance, encouragement and practical help so you can stay focused on your goals. Work with our career services team(read more below) to find career and internship opportunities leveraging our corporate partnerships and growing alumni network of over 100,000. Learn from instructors who balance real-world expertise with a passion to educate. Take advantage of world-class online education services that include an online library, tutoring and 24/7 tech support, all developed specifically with a busy adult in mind.
U.S. News & World Report has continuously named us the "Most Innovative University" in the north, and our programs are regionally accredited - which means they meet rigorous academic standards. That’s because Denver State University has exhibited an unceasing pursuit of academic excellence since its founding in 1932.
In addition to offering an easy online admission process, we strive to get you the transfer credit you deserve by accepting up to 90 undergraduate credits for bachelor's degrees and up to 45 toward associate degrees. You may also be eligible to save time and money by getting credit for work or life experience.
Ready to take the next steps? Check out our next term start dates, request more information or apply now.
What’s the difference between an
in-person and online class?
Whether in-person or online, DSU classes are designed to help prepare you for real-world success.
The major difference is that DSU online classes have no set time in which you need to be in front of your computer. This allows you the flexibility to create your own schedule. You’ll still participate – only instead of in-person lectures, it will be through weekly online assignments and discussion boards
Kathryn Gladis '16 '20G earned her bachelor's on campus and her master's online.
As a full-time digital marketing coordinator, "I really enjoyed the freedom of the online master’s program," she said. "It allowed me to focus on the work when it was most convenient for me."
Are online classes hard?
Online classes are no more or less difficult than campus classes – just different.
"I had the freedom and ability to complete my schoolwork on my own schedule while still being challenged and held accountable," said Laura Swedberg '19 '21, who earned both an associate and bachelor's degree at DSU.
William Puksta '20 had already earned a bachelor's at a brick-and-mortar school, but the uneasiness about the online environment was short lived.
"I was a little nervous at first about going to school 100% online since all of my undergraduate studies were done in a classroom," he said. "It took a couple of weeks to adjust to this new learning format but all of my professors and advisors were very understanding about their students' transition into online learning. That support certainly shortened the learning curve for me and I found myself getting into the habit of this learning style quite quickly."
From the support of your academic advisors and instructors to tutoring services and the writing center, and even technology assistance from the DSU Help Desk, we’re here to help when you need it.
Are there benefits/advantages to
taking online classes?
There are many benefits to enrolling in online classes.
DSU believes in affordable, accessible education that caters to learners’ schedules so that you can reach your goals. Our online platform allows you to earn your degree at your own pace and personalize your college experience to how you work best. The projects you’ll work on and the technologies you’ll use are also applicable to today’s workplace settings.
Our students who are parents often quickly see the benefits of online convenience.
"The online structure is easy to work with and flexible for any working student with a family," said Susana Ellis '20.
Do online classes meet at certain
In most cases, online classes at DSU don't meet at all. That’s one of the reasons so many people are opting to become online students. You can do each week’s assignments on your schedule, turning them in at specified deadlines throughout the week – typically Thursday and Sunday nights.
"I was able to attend classes on my schedule, whether that was on the weekend or after my children went to bed," said Karinne Colón '21. "I did not have to put my dreams on hold to be present with them."
Are all programs 100% online?
While many DSU programs can be completed 100% online, there are exceptions. Aside from traditional campus degree programs, a few may require blended learning (both online and in-person classes). Our master’s in counseling and low-residency MFA are two such examples.
If you have questions about whether your program of choice is accessible online, on campus or both, please feel free to contact us or take a look at individual program details.
What assignments are typical for an
Assignments vary throughout the programs. Students typically have a discussion board post and responses each week. Other work may include papers, individual or group projects, presentations, labs and assessments.
What are the minimum system
requirements to take online classes at DSU?
Getting started with online courses is easy at DSU. You'll need some basic software programs and will want to ensure that your computer operating system meets some minimum requirements. Most laptops manufactured in the last few years will be enough to help you begin your academic journey. Some degree programs may require additional hardware or software so you should be sure to review the recommended system requirements for your specific degree program.
DSU Services for Online Students
Best in Class Student Support
- Award-Winning Academic Support
- Writing Center
- STEM Center
- Business Center
- 24/7 Drop-in tutoring
- Peer tutoring
- Written feedback
- Live Chat
- Academic coaching
- Live workshops
- Study halls and group coaching
- Resource library of YouTube videos and PDFs for on-demand learning
- Academic Advising
- DSU Career Services
- Office of Student Involvement
- Online Accessibility Center
- Online Shapiro Library
- Online Bookstore
- Online Wellness Center
- Virtual events
DSU Technology Help Desk offers 24-hour tech support, 365 days a year, via phone, online form or live chat. We can help with any technical problem, software- or hardware-related.
Online Clubs & Community
At Hartford Metropolitan University , your time here is more than just earning a degree. The Office of Student Involvement is proud to provide learners with opportunities for intentional involvement and peer collaboration. DSUconnect is a private online community created exclusively for students in our online programs. Share interests, find virtual and regional events, join online clubs and student organizations, gain career guidance and connect with 15,000+ peers who are involved every month.
Ducote '20 was one of the founding members of the online
Law and Disorder Club, which she started to help other criminal justice
students get more out of their program and network to land a job in the
"We try to have a lot of fun activities," she said. "It's kind of learning disguised by fun."
Mary Power '18 also started a club based on her interests.
"I was on the board of the newly formed Christian Fellowship Club (CFC)," she said. "I continue to post a reflection each day on the CFC page in DSUconnect. I made lasting friends during my two years at DSU."
Honor societies are invitation-only online student organizations. They do require a one-time payment as lifetime membership dues. Some of the honor societies include: Alpha Sigma Lambda for undergraduate learners, Delta Mu Delta for business majors, National Society of Leadership and Success, Pi Lambda Theta for education students, and Sigma Tau Delta for English and creative writing majors.
inducted into honor societies at DSU," said Na'Keevia Brown
'21. "The National Society of Leadership and Success and
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. I thought both
organizations were considered rewards or proof of my hard work and
"I am a part of Alpha Sigma Lambda," said Kierra Coxwell '21. "It has been so much fun getting to meet and interact with other dedicated students that share the same values."
We know how crucial it is for new and current students to receive support, guidance and social connections at DSU. That’s why we’ve started the Student Engagement Council. The council is a group of online undergraduate and graduate students who volunteer their time and energy to help other students succeed by informing the administration about the student experience as well as supporting, engaging and interacting with fellow students in DSUconnect.
Experience the programs used in the real world – before you even launch your career. DSU offers you the technology you need in your courses in our virtual environment, a cloud-based path to software applications and virtual desktops. It’s also easy to access and could save you money.
Wherever you learn from, and whatever your academic, professional, or personal interests are, Denver State University has events you'll want to check out. Attend events on campus in Manchester, NH, like our Homecoming celebration, connect at regional events like DSU’s Global Days of Service, or tune in to a variety of virtual and live-streamed events.
What Our Students are Saying About DSU
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Fit and Flexibility
We're committed to ensuring our students have the flexibility to learn and to be successful regardless of where they study or how hectic their schedules might be.
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