Online Learning

Online Learning

The University of Alberta is investing in purpose-built online post-secondary education—rooted in innovative digital pedagogies, world-class faculty, exceptional design, and a championed student experience.

The University of Alberta is driven to create immersive and accessible learning opportunities that reshape how our students learn, grow and contribute to society. Purpose-built online courses and programs in areas of distinct strengths are in development, supporting a comprehensive range of credentials and pathways into post-secondary education, and shaping futures through top-tier online education.

At our core, the U of A is driven to create greater access to learning opportunities. We are on a mission to unleash the power of digital learning and democratizing knowledge for all those who seek answers to their burning questions.


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We offer

  1. U of A quality education, delivered online
  2. Purpose-built, learner-centric course design
  3. Accessible online learning opportunities
  4. Innovative, immersive learning experiences
  5. Greater control and flexibility on how and where you learn 
  6. Integration of advanced technologies

OnLine Learning Opportunities

We offer a wide-array of online course and program options and formats that address the unique needs of our learners.

Online Credit Courses

U of A undergraduate students have the opportunity to create mixed-modality schedules. With our extensive array of online undergraduate credit courses.

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Online Undergraduate Featured courses

Online Course-based Master's Programs

Explore our online course-based masters programs that provide our students with the flexibility to earn a top-tier education. Our accredited online course-based masters programs empower our learners to pursue their academic goals, on their terms.

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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Delivered asynchronously, the U of A Online MBA provides the flexibility to pursue your MBA from anywhere and on your own schedule.  View all Online MBA courses »

Online Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS)

The online, course-based Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program is a professional, graduate degree program accredited by the American Library Association. The MLIS is designed to enable students to earn their degree part-time, and completely online. Learning is asynchronous, which allows students to fit their studies around their existing work. Learn more about the program »

Online Graduate Certificates

Embark on areas of specialization with our fully-online and hybrid graduate certificates. Tailor-made for those students managing careers or other life commitments. These programs offer flexible learning options across diverse faculties, developing focused skills to enhance your educational and career goals.

Indigenous Sport and Recreation Graduate Certificate

The Indigenous Sport and Recreation Graduate Certificate is designed to help working professionals gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous communities through sport and recreation. Learn more about the program »

Explore more graduate certificates in sport, coaching and recreation.

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Online, On-demand Courses

Unlock the freedom of learning at your own pace with our on-demand courses, also known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Enrol today to gain instant access to a diverse library of educational content, empowering you to embark on a personalized learning journey whenever and wherever it suits you best.

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Featured courses

Indigenous Canada Black Canadians: History, Presence, and Anti-Racist Futures Mountains 101 Bugs 101 Dino 101 21st Century Energy Transition

Online Continuing Education

Build the knowledge you need to advance your career or explore a new one. With 200+ online courses and 30+ programs, earn an online micro-credential at your own pace, and in your own home.

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Online Featured courses

Tackling Structural Racism UX / UI Design Certificate Workplace Wellness and Leadership Series Data Privacy and Security Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Fundamentals Training Project Management Certificate Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate Local Authority Administration (NACLAA I) Certificate


Have questions about registration or qualifications? Explore support options on the Student Service Centre page for assistance.