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About SHSU

SHSU Online combines state-of-the-art advancements in distance education and instructional technologies with more than 135 years of experience in providing quality education. Our mission is to support students, faculty, and staff in learning, teaching, research, and community service through creative use of technology and distance learning.

Our Mission is Getting You to Your Goals

Nationally recognized for having some of the best online programs in the country, SHSU Online is the right choice for your online education.

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The Third Oldest University in Texas is Still Innovating

Since 1879 Sam Houston State University has been leading the way in higher education for students in Texas and across the globe. Originally founded as a teacher training school in a single building, SHSU now boasts multiple campuses and over 20,000 students.

SHSU Online builds on SHSU’s legacy by working with the university's seven academic colleges to develop an innovative and engaging online learning experience. With over 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees that can be earned through online courses, SHSU Online stands at the forefront of preparing students for their future with the degrees they need.

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Your journey might not be the same as everyone else's; the challenges you face while achieving your goals require strength and flexibility to overcome. At SHSU Online, we're ready to stand with you on your path to success.

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