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Online Degrees

SMSU offers a number of degrees completely online! Course materials are available to you 24/7, giving you the flexibility to study, work, and live wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you. Plus, you qualify for our low tuition rates regardless of where you live.*

Get started today. Explore the degrees available online and discover the opportunities SMSU can open up for you.

*In-state tuition is available to everyone (with only a few exceptions based on reciprocity agreements with some states and Canadian provinces.)


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Community Psychology and Health Promotion

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Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Special Education

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Elementary Education

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Nursing - RN to BSN

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Special Education

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Teaching English as a Second Language

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Looking for an Online Graduate Degree? Check out our School of Graduate Studies!

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Why SMSU Online Degrees?


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SMSU's Mission

Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. Our comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting students' academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world.

What Our Students Say

No out-of-state tuition! This saved my loans from doubling and I'll graduate with half as much debt as many of my friends from other schools.