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Online and Distance Programs

World-class programs taught by NC State faculty in varying formats to best suit your lifestyle and learning objectives.

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NC State’s Online and Distance Education programs offer maximum flexibility without sacrificing quality. Our programs receive the same accreditation — and are taught by the same excellent faculty — as our in-person degrees. As a leading STEM university, NC State deploys best-in-class technology and learning solutions so you can access the academic curriculum regardless of your location or schedule.

In addition to flexibility, our programs:

#7 for Online Graduate Engineering

We’re one of the best choices in the country for engineering professionals, according to U.S. News & World Report. (U.S. News and World Report, 2022)

#13 for Best Online MBA Program

Jenkins MBA has been consistently ranked as a top online MBA program in the nation. (Poets & Quants, 2022)

Nationally ranked programs in engineering, business and science

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Getting started with your online program is easy. Below, you’ll find options to explore our degree programs, as well as non-degree studies for those who want to take an individual course or earn a certificate.