Online education provides students with the opportunity to take the same classes offered on campus but in a different format. Many online courses may be completed at home, while stationed abroad, or on the road. Online education courses have textbooks, assignments, exams, student-centered interaction, and other features that encourage success. Classes are designed to have minimal face-to-face contact, and students may have to go to campus for certain testing. Proctoring options are available for those students who are not available to come to campus. Communication with the instructor and classmates is usually electronic via email or online discussion forums. Some courses use real-time two-way audio and application sharing software.

To view a list of degree programs and certificates that can be completed by taking the required courses online, visit MasonOnline’s Program page. The programs listed can be completed by taking the required courses in an online format. If a program is not listed, this means that not all of the courses required to complete the program are offered in an online format. Some (but not all) of the courses may be offered online. To see a full list of online courses, visit MasonOnline’s Courses page.