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Online Degrees and Certificates

Below is a list of online degrees and certificates currently offered by Jacksonville State University. Using Internet access, these degrees and programs can be earned entirely at a distance* and are designed for motivated individuals who need flexible scheduling of course activities. More online degrees and certificates are being developed, so please check back again to see new opportunities.  JSU offers hundreds of fully online courses each term in nearly every degree program and department.

*Note: The Doctor of Science in Emergency Management requires one week per year on campus, but otherwise is an online program. Please see the degree description for more details.

Read the article Debunking Common Myths about Online Classes at JSU.

Please click on a degree or certificate below to be directed to information presented by the specific department or college through which the degree or certificate is offered and/or coordinated.

References: About admission, registration, and other stepsAbout changes to this page.


Computer Science


Emergency Management

Family and Consumer Sciences


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation:

Liberal Studies:


Public Administration:

Technology and Engineering

About Admission, Registration, and Other Steps:

The policies and procedures for admission to JSU for distance education students and registration for distance education courses are the same as that for traditional students and courses.

  • Complete an application for undergraduate or graduate admissions.
  • Once you are accepted to JSU, you must obtain authorization from a JSU faculty member to register for classes.
  • Review the academic calendar for registration schedules, semester schedules and other information. (Distance education courses follow the same calendar as regular on-campus classes).
  • Review the schedule of available JSU classes and consider your financial aid options.
  • Register for classes.
    • Online Registration - You may register through the MyJSU portal system. Go to the Registration Information page for the most recent information regarding online registration.
    • Other - Contact or visit the appropriate on-campus office (i.e. the department or college of your major, the department or college through which a course is offered, the Admissions office, etc.)
  • Payment of tuition, fees, etc. is handled through the University Bursar's office. A payment plan is also available.
  • Other important information and steps are located on the Getting Started page.

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The information listed on this page is subject to change.  All requests for changes to degrees or programs already listed should go through the contact person listed on the specific degree detail page linked from this page.  Requests for removal or addition of degrees or programs should originate from the dean or department head representing the area through which the degree or program is offered.  Such requests should be sent to and should include similar information as that listed on the existing degree and program detail pages.

JSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
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