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Our approach to online learning is simple. We want our students to experience the same quality that we’re known for, regardless of where they are. You’ll enjoy an environment that lets you learn flexibly and with the same support as on-ground students receive. It’s what you should expect from a renowned institution with 50+ years of experience serving students.

Our approach to online learning is simple. We want our students to experience the same quality that we’re known for, regardless of where they are. You’ll enjoy an environment that lets you learn flexibly and with the same support as on-ground students receive. It’s what you should expect from a renowned institution with 50+ years of experience serving students.

Your Schedule. Your Pace.
Your Success.

Study on your schedule, when and where it works for you. At Methodist University, you’ll choose your pace, with part- and full-time program options available in a convenient format.

From dedicated faculty members to academic support services, like our tutoring and writing centers, everything you need for success is right here. The moment you enroll, a student services coordinator will help you get ready for your first course and answer any questions you have.

It all happens online. It all happens wherever you are and wherever you will be throughout your educational journey.

Find a Program

Choose the high-quality online program that will help you achieve your goals.

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Technology and Support

Learn more about the requirements you need to succeed online. Remember that tech support is available 24/7.

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Online or On Campus

When you learn online at Methodist University, you’ll receive the same quality education that on-ground students get.

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Education Grounded in the Liberal Arts
Institution with Excellent Reputation
Expert Academics and Practitioners
Individual Support From Enrollment to Graduation
Academic Support Services
Flexible Learning Format

5 Tips for Online Learning Success

  1. Determine where you’ll learn. Whether it’s a public library, coffee shop, or a dedicated space at home, it’s important to find a place to devote to your studies. You can advance your education wherever you are, but it might help to find consistency in where you learn.
  2. Determine when you’ll learn. Are you an early morning person or a night owl? Perhaps your lunch break or your children’s nap time works better. Having a regular time to learn can make scheduling time to study easier on other parts of your life.
  3. Stay organized. Create a system to study and keep track of coursework, along with anything else you need to know and do. From traditional notebooks and folders to note-taking applications and task managers on your computer or mobile device, you’ll have plenty of options.
  4. Involve your support system. Tell your family and friends how they can support you best. Whether it involves helping you to create a schedule, with childcare, or to study, you might be surprised how your support system can help you advance your education.
  5. Connect with your instructors. Our dedicated, supportive instructors are a wonderful source of support and mentorship. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can interact with their instructors through discussion posts, and instructors have office hours with the opportunity to chat via phone or video conference. Many students find it easiest to communicate with their instructors via email.

Yes! Methodist University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and holds some programmatic accreditations as well. You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus. Learn more about our accreditations and recognitions here.

Your week will vary based on the course(s) you are taking, but generally you can expect to spend 10-15 hours a week on your studies.

Weekly assignments might include discussions in online forums, reading assignments, papers to write, or a variety of interactive or multimedia assignments.

Our online programs offer a lot of flexibility so you can study on your schedule and organize your week however works best for you. Because most of our online students have work commitments, they often choose 3-4 days throughout the week to devote to coursework.

Our technical support team is available to answer all of your questions and provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact the IT help desk here.

If you have issues with the portal, you should contact portalhelp@methodist.edu. If you have issues with email, contact help@methodist.edu. For issues with Canvas, contact mcmolter@methodist.edu.

When submitting a support request, don’t forget to include your student ID, what course you are enrolled in, and a brief description of your issue.

As an online student, you will be part of a diverse group of professionals from around the globe – that’s one of the many benefits of choosing an online program.

Your classmates may come from a variety of backgrounds and industries. The relationships you build with them can help you find new career opportunities and expand your professional network for continued success.

Our faculty are also well-connected and can help open doors to new opportunities. In addition, online students can attend any on-campus networking events.

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