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Online Student Life

Where opportunity meets flexibility.

The University of Scranton’s online programs bring a world-class, Jesuit education to you — no matter where you live.

Our flexible, asynchronous courses allow you to advance your education on your own schedule, with an online community of motivated peers and expert professors.

An online University of Scranton student writes notes in a notebook during class while on a laptop.

How Does Online Learning Work?

Our online programs are hosted in Engage, an interactive, mobile-friendly learning management system that houses your assignments and resources in one place.

Engage keeps you connected with your studies, your professors and your classmates via online discussions, instant messaging, video chats and more.

Whenever you log in, you’ll find the tools and resources you need to thrive.

Meet Our Ambassadors

See what it’s like to be an online student at the University of Scranton by hearing from alumni. You can learn about our student ambassadors, view panel discussions, explore blog posts, and more. You can also sign up for a webinar hosted by our student ambassadors, featuring topics submitted by prospective students.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Explore Online Degrees

Maximize your potential and make a difference as a leader in your field with a flexible, asynchronous online program from Scranton.


Scranton Technical Support

You’ll have access to 24/7 technical support, so you’ll always be supported if you have any trouble accessing your coursework.

“I love the faculty! They are very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject they teach. They are accessible and responsive.”
– Grace Mesina, 2016 Graduate

Online and On Campus: Side by Side

You’ll enjoy the same benefits and graduate with the same degree as our on-campus students.

Benefit Online On Campus
An Accredited Education Founded in Jesuit Values and Traditions
Classmates From a Variety of Professions, Industries and Locations
Small Class Sizes With a Maximum of 20 Students
An Academic Environment Focused on Educating the Whole Person
A Selective, Highly Ranked University With More Than 125 Years of History
Access to Federal Financial Aid and Other Academic Assistance
An Alumni Network with 45,000 Students in More Than 20 Countries
The Flexibility of Asynchronous, 100% Online Learning

Tips for Success as an Online Student

  1. Schedule your study time. Without scheduled class times, it’ll be up to you to make the time for your studies. Keeping time blocked off on your calendar can help.
  2. Help your family understand the investment you’re making. Your family and friends will want to support you in expanding your horizons. Let them know how to help, whether with feedback on a writing assignment or dedicated time to study.
  3. Connect with your professors. Building a connection with your faculty is an invaluable benefit of higher education. Reach out to them as your program begins and let them know you’re ready to take full advantage of your time together.
  4. Keep your goal in focus. “Some courses will be very difficult and require a significant amount of work each week,” says Ken Starkey, a graduate of Scranton’s online MBA program. “But do not become discouraged. Keep pushing forward. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” 

If you have any questions about how to succeed as an online learner, request more information or reach out to your Scranton support team at 866-373-9547.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions about online learning, and we’re here to support you.

That depends on your program. Most online courses do still use printed textbooks that you can order from your preferred bookseller. You might also learn using e-textbooks, audiobooks, online articles and more.

No. Our online courses are designed to be asynchronous, meaning you can log into Engage, our online platform, on your schedule and complete coursework when and where you please.

Some courses may feature synchronous elements, but most are entirely asynchronous.

No. Our programs are completely online and do not require a campus residency. You can pursue an online degree from The University of Scranton from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Yes, our team is available 24/7 to support you. Contact technical support at 866-373-9657.

Yes, the online online Master’s of Business Analytics, which is taught by the same faculty and follows the same curriculum, is the same high-caliber program as the on-campus degree.

Currently, the online Master’s in Business Analytics is offered both on-campus and online.

No. You will earn the same degree with the online MBA program as you would with the on-campus program. The curriculum, faculty, and available resources are the same whether you are online or on-campus.

You’re in control of your own schedule and can complete your coursework at your convenience. Although there are weekly deadlines, you are not locked into participating at a particular time or place.

You also can take your coursework with you when you travel. Each program is completely portable — all you need is a computer with an internet connection to access your coursework.

As an asynchronous online program, the Master of Accountancy allows you to work on your degree in a more flexible format.

Online students receive the same education as our on-campus students, with a rigorous curriculum and experienced faculty.

With the option to attend school either full- or part-time online, you’ll be able to complete your Master of Health Administration degree with extra flexibility and convenience.

Online students receive the same in-depth education, engaging curriculum, and experienced faculty as students studying on-campus.

As an asynchronous online program, the Master of Science in Human Resources Management gives you added flexibility while working on your degree. You’ll earn the same degree, with the same rigorous coursework, taught by the same experienced faculty as those students attending classes on campus.

With options for a full- or part-time course load plus an asynchronous format, the Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning program makes earning your certification easy and convenient.

Our online students receive the same education as on-campus students with customized, in-depth curriculum and expert faculty.

Studying online gives you the added convenience of working on your asynchronous coursework from your home while still receiving the same rigorous curriculum and instruction from experienced faculty as students on campus. 

Complete your Master of Science in Finance degree with extra flexibility and convenience. No matter if you choose a full- or part-time schedule, as an online student you’ll still receive the same education, curriculum options, and faculty as students choosing the on-campus or hybrid program paths.

Mehwash Naseem, a 2016 graduate from our Master’s in Human Resources program, says: “The program being online was one of the major reasons that attracted me towards it. It made it easy for me to complete the degree because I was able to take care of my personal obligations and complete my schoolwork as well.”

Ken Starkey, a 2012 graduate from our MBA program, says: “The most beneficial part of the program was the ability to network with students across the United States. The program also offered the opportunity to work on time management and project management by working with students in different time zones and skill levels.”

The online Master of Science in Health Informatics adds flexibility and convenience to your learning experience. You’ll earn the same degree with the same rigorous coursework taught by the same experienced faculty as students studying on campus.

We use the Engage Learning Management System, which allows you to interact with your classmates and professors by email, threaded online discussions, chat sessions and instant messages.

In addition, you can participate in group projects with your fellow students and instructors.

No. Online and on-campus students earn the same prestigious program credentials.

When you graduate, you’re invited to join our regular commencement ceremonies in May, and you will be counted among our 45,000 alumni worldwide.