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Degrees from leading universities

University of North Texas

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

#23 Best Online Learning Schools (Newsweek, 2022)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Computer Science in Data Science

#5 in CS Graduate Programs in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

#1 in Biggest Business School Innovations of the Decade (Poets&Quants, 2020)

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Northeastern University

MS in Management: Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Created and taught in collaboration with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

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Penn Engineering

Master of Computer and Information Technology

#8 Best National University (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

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University of London

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Benefits of earning your online degree on Coursera


Access the best online degree programs from leading universities

You don't need to quit your job or move to a new city to earn a degree from a top university. We’ve partnered with leading universities so you earn the same degree, complete the same curriculum, and learn from the same top-tier faculty and industry experts as on-campus students. Choose from online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in today’s most in-demand fields.



Earn your degree at a lower cost than similar on-campus programs

With 100% online learning, the tuition for most of the degrees hosted on the Coursera platform does not depend on residency status. In fact, many schools offer affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition and you may be able to qualify for scholarships, employer tuition benefits, or financial aid. Discover financial resources to help fund your degree, and get the support you need to pursue your learning goals.


Start earning credit toward your degree today

Begin your degree journey before you officially apply. Take university pre-approved courses, specializations, and certificates and earn credit* toward applicable degree programs. If you choose to apply and are admitted, your completed courses can count toward your requirements. Coursera’s online content “stacks” together so you can complete your degree and reach your goal on your terms.

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Benefit from collaborative learning and expert instruction

Online degrees on Coursera are powered by technology that helps you spark meaningful connections with your faculty and peers. From live online lectures to asynchronous, self-paced classes, you choose what works for you. At every step of your learning journey, you’ll have access to a dedicated online student support team, course facilitators, and a network of peers.

Hear why students and faculty enjoy learning and teaching on Coursera

One of the features that worked so well for me was how modular it is.Dan Gartley, University of Illinois Master of Business Administration student
Each week of every course, you will join a live global classroom. You will be involved in give-and-take discussions with faculty, not just listen to us. You will work on real-world accounting problems.Gary HechtAcademic Director, University of Illinois Master of Science in Accounting Program
I feel great that I got the opportunity to work with one of the best universities on my own schedule. It will elevate my life, and my family's life overall, to help me grow my career into the latest technology trends.Himanshu ShahUniversity of Illinois Master of Computer Science graduate
In our program, we combine the expertise of teaching faculty who bring in solid ideas and frameworks with the hands-on expertise of seasoned entrepreneurs who function as mentors.Marc VanhueleProfessor of Marketing and Associate Dean, HEC Paris
My first week of studying was in Africa with no mobile or wifi. I was able to download all the content in advance.Christie LoustauMacquarie University Global MBA student
Today's learners need options. The future of work and the future of learning are converging.James DeVaneyAssociate Vice Provost, Academic Innovation, University of Michigan
The theoretical background that I am getting from the Illinois MCS program I am able to use a lot of those ideas on a day-to-day basis.Fernando D.University of Illinois Master of Computer Science student

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University of Illinois iMBA Student

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University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

Average work experience

14 years

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95 countries

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University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

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University of Illinois MCS-DS Graduate

Learn from leading professors

Larry DeBrock

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, University of Illinois, Master of Business Administration

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

Affiliate Professor of Management, HEC Paris, MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Robert Brunner

Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois, Master of Science in Accounting

Jiawei Han

Michael Aiken Chair, University of Illinois, Master of Computer Science

Jingrui He

Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Master of Computer Science

Laxmikant V. Kale

Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor, University of Illinois, Master of Computer Science

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*Each university determines the number of pre-approved transfer credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Online Degrees

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree are both undergraduate degrees. The main difference is in the core subject matter each degree type covers. B.A. programs typically focus more on liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences, whereas B.S. programs typically focus more on science, technology, and mathematics. Both are excellent options to pursue an undergraduate degree, depending on your interests.

    Earn your Bachelor's degree on Coursera in fields such as Marketing, Business Administration, and Computer Science. You can also complete a general studies program and earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences.

  • A master's degree is a graduate degree you typically earn after completing a bachelor’s. It’s designed around advancing your knowledge of a subject. Anyone looking to strengthen their skills, specialize in an area, and open new career paths and job prospects can benefit from a master's degree.

    Coursera hosts affordable online master's degrees from accredited universities in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, MBA, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Public Health, Finance, Public Policy, International Relations, and more.

  • Yes. You can earn a degree from anywhere in the world, all you need is a reliable Internet connection.

  • You will take online courses from the university where you’re enrolled on Coursera. All degree content has been created by university faculty members who are subject matter experts. Your degree will be conferred by the accredited universities themselves.