Prospective Students

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Programs and Degrees

Distance Education Degrees or Distance Education Certificate programs are defined as a program in which a student may complete more than one-half of the semester credit hours required for the program through a combination of distance education courses. If considering a program that requires a professional license, reach out to the appropriate licensing agent to verify acceptance from Texas A&M University.


Texas A&M University defines distance education courses as a course in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) occurs when students and instructors are not in the same physical setting.

Students who are not enrolled in an approved distance education program cannot take more than 50% of their required courses online.

Search for DE Courses

To view distance education courses, use the Class Search resource.

  1. Select or type the applicable term.
  2. Hover over the maroon “Sect” heading and click on the “menu” icon displayed as three parallel horizontal lines.
  3. Click on the secondary “menu” displayed as four parallel vertical lines.
  4. Select “Type” to add the additional column to your search. The “Type” column will appear next to the “Sect” column.
  5. Hover over the maroon “Type” heading and click on the “menu” icon.
  6. Click on the “filter” icon to show “Web Based” courses.

All available classes will appear. Courses are subject to change each semester. You may narrow your search further by using the filter on other columns.


In order to become a Distance Education student, prospective students must apply for admission to the University. Visit Admissions to learn more about how to apply. Distance Education Applicants will go through the same process as on-campus students for admission purposes.

Once admitted, the Graduate and Professional School will be reaching out and inviting you to an on-campus orientation. GPS is a great resource for all of your graduate and professional needs.



For more information and a breakdown of fees required regarding Distance Education and Nontraditional Course Offerings, please visit Catalog or Student Business Services to view the Differential Tuition for different departments.

For an estimate per credit hour, the Tuition Calculator is available. Please note that this is an estimate and is subject to change per department.

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to Distance Education students. Please visit SFAID for more information.

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