Distance Education

NC State’s Distance Education programs provide learning to students wherever they’re located and whatever their life circumstances. As an extension of the university’s land-grant mission, we offer more than 350 distance education courses and more than 80 degrees, certificates, lateral entry or teacher licensure programs.

We’re ranked No. 4 in the nation for the value of our online graduate education programs by  Value Colleges.

350+ Coursesin the Distance Education Program

Whatever your life circumstances, we provide a wealth of opportunities.

Get a world-class education online. 

Technology and Learning

Students and instructors can access their courses online through WolfWare, the NC State suite of learning tools. These enterprise tools include Moodle, a central learning management system, Mediasite, a platform for the delivery of streaming media, and Collaborate, a virtual classroom space.


Engineering Online

NC State has been a national and global leader in engineering since it first opened its doors. That world-class learning is now available remotely through Engineering Online, ranked No. 11 nationally among online graduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report — and No. 3 by Best Master’s Programs.


Online MBA

The NC State Professional Online MBA puts affordable, flexible management education within the reach of working professionals. The online program is ranked No. 9 among online MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources comprises three departments — Forestry and Environmental Resources, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Forest Biomaterials — that rank among the nation’s best in their fields. The college offers four distance education graduate degrees and two certificates. Explore educational opportunities through geospatial frontiers in the online Master’s of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.

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