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Online Student Life

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Where opportunity meets flexibility.

The University of Scranton’s online programs bring a world-class, Jesuit education to you — no matter where you live.

Our flexible, asynchronous courses allow you to advance your education on your own schedule, with an online community of motivated peers and expert professors.

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How Does Online Learning Work?

Our online programs are hosted in Engage, an interactive, mobile-friendly learning management system that houses your assignments and resources in one place.

Engage keeps you connected with your studies, your professors and your classmates via online discussions, instant messaging, video chats and more.

Whenever you log in, you’ll find the tools and resources you need to thrive.

Meet Our Ambassadors

See what it’s like to be an online student at the University of Scranton by hearing from alumni. You can learn about our ambassadors, view panel discussions, explore blog posts, and more. You can also sign up for a webinar hosted by our alumni ambassadors, featuring topics submitted by prospective students.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Explore Online Degrees

Maximize your potential and make a difference as a leader in your field with a flexible, asynchronous online program from Scranton.


Scranton Technical Support

You’ll have access to 24/7 technical support, so you’ll always be supported if you have any trouble accessing your coursework.


“My online experience in the online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program so far has been productive and fulfilling. The courses offered are informative and engaging through its user friendly platform. The professors share their insights from industry-related knowledge. I particularly appreciate the flexibility that the online MHA provides. It has allowed me to balance my studies and other aspect of my life, such as work and my family responsibilities. I look forward to complete my studies and positively contributing to the industry.“
– Eric Leslie, 2023 Master of Health Administration Current Student

“I would say that it was been a great experience. One of the valuable features of this program is being able to apply the theories and subjects learned through my current role in HR. It is also great to provide a perspective of the different roles and sub-specialties within HR.”
– stephen reznak, 2023 Maser in Human Resource Management Current Student

“This University and the program in which I am currently enrolled is beyond exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate studies experience with this institution, hence why I did not hesitate to pursue my graduate studies with Scranton. The faculty, staff and facilities are impeccable and the warm welcoming and accommodating atmosphere is truly a wonder unto itself. I have never been prouder to list a place of academic study on my resume since beginning my journey with The University of Scranton. The values and traditions of this place of study will forever hold a special place in my heart.”
– Leo fitzsimmons, Current 2022 MBA student

Ramon Gavan

“As an Active Duty military, I thought it would be nearly impossible to earn a master’s degree while serving. The MHA program at this university was a perfect match for my job, my schedule, and most especially the military lifestyle. The professionalism and high caliber staff/professors are tremendous asset to this institution.”

– LT Ramon Gavan, USN (2021 Master of Health Administration Graduate)
“Scranton’s program introduces technical topics in early courses and gives students a base from which to gain job-specific skills.”
– Patrick Wende, 2018 MS Health Informatics Graduate

Online and On Campus: Side by Side

You’ll enjoy the same benefits and graduate with the same degree as our on-campus students.

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An Accredited Education Founded in Jesuit Values and Traditions
Classmates From a Variety of Professions, Industries and Locations
Small Class Sizes With a Maximum of 20 Students
An Academic Environment Focused on Educating the Whole Person
A Selective, Highly Ranked University With More Than 125 Years of History
Access to Federal Financial Aid and Other Academic Assistance
An Alumni Network with 45,000 Students in More Than 20 Countries
The Flexibility of Asynchronous, 100% Online Learning

Tips for Success as an Online Student

  1. Schedule your study time. Without scheduled class times, it’ll be up to you to make the time for your studies. Keeping time blocked off on your calendar can help.
  2. Help your family understand the investment you’re making. Your family and friends will want to support you in expanding your horizons. Let them know how to help, whether with feedback on a writing assignment or dedicated time to study.
  3. Connect with your professors. Building a connection with your faculty is an invaluable benefit of higher education. Reach out to them as your program begins and let them know you’re ready to take full advantage of your time together.
  4. Keep your goal in focus. “Some courses will be very difficult and require a significant amount of work each week,” says Ken Starkey, a graduate of Scranton’s online MBA program. “But do not become discouraged. Keep pushing forward. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” 

If you have any questions about how to succeed as an online learner, request more information or reach out to your Scranton support team at 866-373-9547.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s natural to have questions about online learning, and we’re here to support you.

A typical week for our online students consists of 12–15 hours of study time for each graduate course. Each course is designed to be asynchronous, meaning you can log into Engage, our online platform, on your schedule, and complete coursework when and where you please. Some courses may feature synchronous elements, but most are entirely asynchronous, allowing you to learn when it’s convenient for your schedule.

Students and their instructors can interact through discussion posts, and instructors keep office hours to chat via phone or video conference. Many students also find it easy to communicate with instructors over email.

Yes. The University of Scranton is regionally accredited by the [Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and holds necessary programmatic accreditation as well. You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus. Learn more about our accreditation here.

You’ll have access to 24/7 technical support, so you’ll always be supported if you have any trouble accessing your coursework. Contact technical support at 866-373-9657. To learn more about our technical support and the equipment required for our online program, visit our Technology and Support page.

Online programs at the University of Scranton are explicitly designed for busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The asynchronous format lends itself well to the flexibility you need to succeed in the program you select.