Earn your degree

from an accredited public university known for quality and affordability.

UMSL|NOW can help you advance your career or prepare for a new one with our wide range of academic programs offered in convenient formats that fit your schedule, including online and in-person night or weekend options. Learn more.

UMSL|NOW offers more than 50 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certificate programs to fit your needs:

  • Whether you're a first time student or returning to finish your degree, we offer flexible Undergraduate Degree Programs to accelerate your path to a degree from UMSL.
  • Earning an advanced degree has never been more convenient. Explore our Graduate Degree Programs to see how you can take the next step in your educational journey.
  • To complement our degree programs, we offer a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate programs designed to build your skills and give you the credentials you need to advance in your career.
  • Be sure to explore our general admissions requirements and financial aid options and then connect with our dedicated staff who can help answer any questions you may have.


UMSL|NOW offers more bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degree programs in alternative formats than any other institution in the region. Degree completion, continuing education and certificate programs? We offer those too. Explore your options below to learn more.



Find the degree that's right for you.

Explore UMSL|NOW degree and certificate programs below.

Click on an undergraduate degree program below to learn more.

Business Administration BSBA BSBA BSBA
Chemistry BA, BS
Communication BA BA
Computer Science BS
Criminology and Criminal Justice BS BS
History BA
Liberal Studies BLS BLS
Nursing RN to BSN
Philosophy BA
Political Science BA
Psychology* BA, BS
Social Work*,** BSW

Click on a graduate degree program below to learn more.

Accounting MACC MACC
Adult and Higher Education MED
Biochemistry and Biotechnology MS
Biology MS
Business Administration MBA, PHD DBA, MBA
Chemistry MS
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MED
Communication MA
Community Education MED
Computer Science MS
Creative Writing MFA
Criminology and Criminal Justice MA
Economics MA
Education Counseling PHD
Educational Psychology MED, PHD
Elementary Education
Elementary Education: Teach in 12* MED
Elementary Education: Special Education Teach in 12* MED
English MA
Gerontology MS
History MA MA
Information Systems MS MS
Mathematics MA
Music Education MME
Nursing DNP, PHD
Philosophy MA
Physics MS
Political Science MA, PHD
Psychology MA
Public Policy Administration MPPA
School Counseling MED
Secondary Education MED
Secondary Education: Teach in 12* MED
Social Work*,**

Click on an undergraduate or graduate certificate program below to learn more.

Advertising UNDG
Child Advocacy Studies UNDG UNDG
Community College Leadership GRAD
Elementary Mathematics Specialist GRAD
Gender Studies UNDG, GRAD UNDG
Health Communication UNDG
Institutional Research GRAD
Nonprofit Management and Leadership GRAD
Post Graduate Certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice GRAD
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages GRAD
Technical Writing UNDG

Ready to take the next step? Contact our UMSL|NOW staff.


* Programs may include additional service hours, internships, fieldwork or other on-site practicum requirements that may not be offered in NOW course formats. See each program page for details.

** Most evening courses begin on or after 5:30 p.m. Some programs may include courses that begin at 4 p.m. to allow students to take more than one course per night. See each program page for details.



UMSL ranked first in state, No. 8 nationally for online education and teaching degrees

Reasonable tuition, generous financial aid, a healthy student-teacher ratio and a high six-year graduation rate earned the University of Missouri–St. Louis a top spot among the 50 best online education and teaching degrees for 2018.



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UMSL ranked No. 1 in Missouri for online bachelor’s program by U.S. News & World Report

For those searching for an online bachelor’s program in Missouri, there’s no better choice than UMSL. That’s according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs published Tuesday.