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Why Choose SHSU Online

At Sam Houston State University, we know our students have unique needs. You've always stood on your own two feet, sacrificed everything for those around you and succeeded. Now you're ready to earn a degree and take it to the next level. That's why we're here.


We're proud to be recognized by so many organizations and publications for continuing to provide high-quality online education and support to SHSU faculty and students.

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Get The Same Great Education Online

  • There is no difference between degrees earned through online course delivery and degrees earned through traditional classroom courses.
  • SHSU Online provides quality and convenient online learning options taught by talented and innovative faculty utilizing state-of-the-art learning technologies and advancements. The result is engaging, dynamic coursework designed to challenge and prepare you to be an effective professional in your field no matter where you learn.
  • With more than 40 degree programs, and dozens of professional certifications and graduate certificates offered 100 percent online, you can make educational choices that suit your personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Our degree and certificate programs combine the best in online education: flexibility, affordability and quality. Many of our online degree programs have led to rankings and recognitions, illustrating our commitment to providing affordable services and programs that meet you where you are without sacrificing flexibility or quality.
  • Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, whether earned on campus or online. In addition, specific SHSU colleges, programs and majors are accredited by the accrediting body in that field. This second level of accreditation often indicates that these programs have meet national standards and achieved a high level of educational quality. Learn more about our accreditation.
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The online program is a perfect fit for me. I have a rotating work schedule, and taking classes online is so much more flexible; I'm able to do my class work at my own pace and when I have time to do it, as opposed to coming to school four or five times a week. Emily Jaso

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There's no shortage of reasons to choose SHSU Online

An online education lets you choose the time and speed of learning to fit your schedule and responsibilities.
Since an online education allows you to pursue your educational goals from your home computer, you save money on gas, vehicle maintenance, and time spent commuting.
With an online education at SHSU Online, a range of majors, degree programs, and certificates is at your fingertips no matter where you live.
An online education is fast, easy, and convenient. Educators at SHSU Online specialize in creating online course content to provide the most effective learning experience.
Studies show that an online education results in a competitive advantage for the students who choose to pursue it. The nature of online learning involves a wide variety of instructional media – from audio and video presentations to webcam-based interaction with professors and other students.
An online education provides great opportunities to make productive and exciting connections with a variety of students, educators, and experts from across the nation and around the world.
An online education allows you to study without distractions and have complete control over your study environment.