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Individual online or hybrid courses are a convenient way to complete prerequisites, fulfill requirements, enhance career skills, or pursue a personal interest. Online courses require the same amount of work and dedication as classroom-based courses, but are often more self-paced. Generally, one credit is equal to one hour of “class” time and one hour of homework a week. This varies by individual and does not include study time.

How much will it cost?

Your course tuition and fees will vary depending on several factors, including your student status, residency, and campus. Visit your campus website to help you determine your costs.

Crookston | Duluth | Morris | Rochester | Twin Cities

Professional Education and Training

Center for Early Education and Development

Reflective Supervision/Consultation Self-Study Modules

These self-paced modules explain, explore, and extend learning and skills related to various components and facets of reflective supervision/consultation and CEED's Reflective Interaction Observation Scale™. Each module provides focused learning and companion resources that meet the professional development needs of practitioners in any early childhood field.

Continuing Education

CEED also offers a variety of online courses for continuing education (clock hours).

Certified Public Accountant Exam Preparation

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) has teamed up with Gleim CPA Review to offer CPA Review courses that can be taken online for college credit.

Clinical and Translational Science

Academic Health Center | Twin Cities

Public health topics are available to anyone; other courses may only be open to those with U of M affiliation).

Family Education

Extension | Twin Cities

Online training for parent education, resource management, and health and nutrition. Most courses are free or low cost.

Food Safety

Extension | Twin Cities

Courses for food professionals, staff, and managers. Self-study programs use video, narration, activities, and interactive exercises.

Integrative Healing

Center for Spirituality and Healing | Twin Cities

Health care providers can learn about integrative therapies and healing practices and earn continuing nursing education credit.

Medical Education

Medical School | Twin Cities

The Medical School offers continuing education in subjects ranging from childhood vaccination to global health.


School of Nursing | Twin Cities

Continuing nursing education courses is pharmacotherapy, informatics, patient engagement, and more.

Parent and Education Family Licensure

College of Education and Human Development | Twin Cities

The parent education teacher licensure program qualifies professionals to teach parent education in Minnesota's statewide ECFE program.


College of Pharmacy | Twin Cities

Online, live, and hybrid activities to expand your professional horizons, stay up to speed with new developments in your field, and network with your peers.

Public Health

School of Public Health | Twin Cities

Online training may require registration with the School of Public Health. Once you have registered, you may log in for any future training without registering again.

Science and Engineering

UNITE | Twin Cities

UNITE Distributed Learning provides continuing education opportunities for engineering and science professionals, using streaming video, downloadable video podcasts, and web-based technologies for local and distant students.

U of M Extension

Extension | Twin Cities

Courses on parent education, food safety, youth development, management, and more. Most courses are free or low cost.

Youth Development

Extension | Twin Cities

Online training for parent education, resource management, and health and nutrition. Most courses are free or low cost.

PSEO − Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is one of the most common ways Minnesota high school students can get a jump on their college career. PSEO coursework earns students high school credit, and they may be able to transfer the credits to a post-secondary institution when they apply to college. Students must meet the admissions requirements, but do not pay for tuition, fees, or books.

In addition to classroom-based offerings, PSEO provides high school juniors and seniors anywhere in the state the opportunity to take courses online at the University of Minnesota.

Find out more about PSEO online offerings from the Crookston, DuluthMorris, and Twin Cities campuses.

U of M Coursera Courses

The University of Minnesota is partnering with Coursera to help you access an outstanding variety of practical and enriching noncredit online short courses taught by some of the University's most recognized faculty.

Choose either a specialization (set of courses) or an individual course. U of M offerings are available in a variety of areas, including human resources, user interface design, integrative health and medicine, creative problem-solving, and many more. When you register and complete a course or specialization, you also receive a U of M/Coursera Certificate of Completion indicating your mastery of the material covered in the course.

Currently, we offer eight Coursera specializations:

Financial aid is available. Find the application on individual course pages; click on Learn More, then Enroll.

Current University of Minnesota Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff can participate in a new free program called Coursera for Minnesota.