Prospective Online Students

Whether you want to take a few online classes or finish your degree 100% online, there’s no shortage of reasons to choose SHSU Online.

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At Sam Houston State University, we know our students have unique needs. You’ve always stood on your own two feet, sacrificed everything for those around you and succeeded. Now you’re ready to earn a degree and take it to the next level. That’s why we’re here.

SHSU Online provides quality and convenient online learning options taught by talented and innovative faculty utilizing state-of-the-art learning technologies and advancements. The result is engaging, dynamic coursework designed to challenge and prepare you to be an effective professional in your field no matter where you learn.

With more than 25 degree programs, and dozens of professional certifications and graduate certificates offered 100% online, you can make educational choices that suit your personal, academic, and professional goals.

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Why You Should Choose SHSU Online

Our degree and certificate programs combine the best in online education: flexibility, affordability and quality. Many of our online degree programs have led to rankings and recognitions, illustrating our commitment to providing affordable services and programs that meet you where you are without sacrificing flexibility or quality.

Choosing the Right Program for You

Every student has unique needs when it comes to getting an education. Whether you need a full degree program, professional development options or those last three credits to graduate, SHSU Online provides flexible programs designed to work with your schedule. We know you’ve got a goal in mind, and so do we - to help you reach yours as quickly as possible.

Explore Your Options

  • Online
    Degree Programs
  • Ideal for Students:
  • wanting to start or complete an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program;
  • working full-time;
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  • Start Dates:
    Semester Basis

    Degree Completion:
    3-5 years

    Method:
    Online/On-campus

    College Credit:
    Yes

    Cost per credit:
    $1,218.00 per 3-credit, undergraduate course;

    $1,368.00 per 3-credit, graduate course
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  • Correspondence
    Courses
  • Ideal for Students:
  • wanting to satisfy degree, financial aid or off-campus living requirements
  • supplementing on-campus courses
  • needing to complete a course in as little as 60 days or up to one year.
  • Important Details
  • Start Dates:
    Ongoing

    Course Completion: 60 days-One year

    
Method:
    Online/Mail


    College Credit:
    Yes/No/Partial


    Cost per credit:
    $573.00 per 3-credit course
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  • Continuing Education
    Programs
  • Ideal for Students:
  • wanting professional and/or career development
  • wanting personal development;
  • wanting to work at own pace.
     
  • Important Details
  • Start Dates:
    Monthly

    Course Completion: 6+ weeksr

    
Method:
    Online/Campus


    College Credit:
    CEU Only
    (Continuing Education Unit)

    Cost per credit:
    $100+
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