Online Experience

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Are you looking to step into a master's or doctoral program, but worried about juggling a full-time job, family and studies? CMU Online is where our commitment to academic excellence meets the modern demands of working professionals. For more than 50 years, our online graduate programs have offered the perfect blend of academic excellence and flexibility.

You’ll be able to achieve your academic and career goals without the usual constraints of a traditional campus schedule. And you’ll do it with all the services and resources you need while in class and after graduation


Classes designed for today’s jobs

Dive into a curriculum that's directly applicable to the challenges professionals face in today's ever-changing job market. Our online teams work directly with business partners to ensure each program is using the latest technologies and teaching best practices, so you’ll graduate at the top of your game.

Our interactive online classes are designed to foster networking, ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and industry connections that top employers want. Your classes will be filled with industry professionals from across the U.S. and around the globe. Just like you, they’re eager to share their experiences and expertise and learn from yours as well.

Our MBA program in Information Systems uses SAP, the most-used Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) software in the world. We’ve been a leader in SAP education since 1997 and we’re a proud member of the SAP University Alliance that gives our students access to the latest in SAP software and learning content

Flexibility for your life and career

Your decision to pursue a graduate degree is the beginning of a new chapter in your life, not the end of your current responsibilities. That's why our online programs are designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, offering a schedule that fits around your work and family obligations, no matter where you live or what time zone you're in. Work-life balance isn't just a catchphrase; it's a promise we keep.

  • Class length – Most of our online courses are offered in 8-week class terms. You can take one course per term and still complete two courses in a standard 16-week semester. Depending on your program, some courses are 12- or 16-weeks long.
  • Class attendance – Our online courses are instructor-led. There’s always someone there to help. You’ll have a syllabus and course outline with assignments and meeting times. When and where you do the work is up to you. Plus, there’s no time lost to a commute! 

Online Academic Calendar

Personal support to keep you on track

The digital classroom doesn't mean you're on your own. Your instructors are just a click away, ready to provide the same level of support and mentorship as they would on campus. They understand things happen and are ready to work with you to make sure you meet your goals.

Paired with dedicated academic advisors, you'll have the guidance you need to excel in your studies, stay on track and advance your expertise and skills.

Easy access to online resources

You’ll have full access to CMU's state-of-the-art online learning resources. Engage in virtual labs. Leverage our extensive research databases and access to technical support that keeps your education moving forward, even on your busiest days.

  • Library Services: Live chat with a librarian, check out books, get help on zeroing in on a topic for a paper, order from our Documents on Demand or access many of our resources online.
  • Writing Center: Get help on writing projects of any kind and at any stage of the process. All services are free to enrolled students whether on campus or online.
  • Statistical Consulting CenterConsult with experts when planning your statistical research. They can help with everything from planning and designing experiments and surveys to analysis and interpretation of results.

Alumni network and career services

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Once you've earned your degree, the CMU experience doesn't end. You’ll join a network of passionate, accomplished graduates who are making a difference in their fields. 

Our Career Development Center team is dedicated to assisting you in identifying job opportunities, preparing for interviews and ultimately setting your sights on a fulfilling career trajectory beyond your master's or doctoral program.

Career Development Center

Quality programs online

Remember, you won’t sacrifice the value of your education if you choose to study online. The quality of your degree depends more on the instructors that teach the program and the school you choose than the delivery mode of your classes.

Are you ready to experience the convenience and quality of a Central Michigan University education?

Your academic and career success starts with a single click. Find your online graduate program today.