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Explore fully online programs

Work towards earning your degree while living your life.  When you enroll at Wichita State, you'll join a community of caring faculty, staff and fellow students who work together to help as you pursue your degree and career goals. 


How to prepare for an online program

Is online learning right for me?

Just like face-to-face classes, online learning can differ depending on the instructor and the subject. Fully online courses often require more time and energy than regular classes. Although they are convenient and flexible, you must be disciplined enough to set aside time to study and participate. 

Introduction to Learning Online

Student Training: Online Learning

Check State Authorization

It is your responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence before enrolling in an online program.

State Authorization Page

International Student Information

Learn the options available to students who want to study outside the United States.

International Student Information

Online Course Search Tool

The Wichita State University Course schedules are available to the public. Utilize the following course search tool to learn which courses are offered online:

Online and Hybrid Course Search

Please note, you must be an admitted student to enroll in any course. If you are not a WSU student and only considering taking one course, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student.  This option will allow you to take courses as a college guest or non-degree seeking student.

For college guests or non-degree seeking students: Please contact OneStop for academic advising.

Online Courses vs Online Program

Online-Courses: These courses can be taken by students enrolled in either an online or on-campus program. They are offered to students through multiple types of online delivery including; Blended or Hybrid, online asynchronous, and/or synchronous online courses virtually (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and quarantining practices had on-campus students considering online options too).

Online-Programs: These programs are designed to be completed entirely online offering students the flexibility to learn on their own schedule (within a specific timeframe). Courses within an online program are likely asynchronous, allowing students to login independently of a set time to participate with instructional materials.

Wichita State students enrolled in online programs are on-average 32 years old and are often employed full-time while care taking for or raising a family as well as actively engaging in their communities. 

Academic Calendar

Students in an online program will follow the layout of the WSU academic calendar. The calendar is divided into three semesters. Fall and spring are 16 weeks long and summer semester are 8 weeks long. Please view the calendar to gain a better understanding of how semesters work. 

WSU Academic Calendar.

About WSU Online Learning Programs

How much will it cost?
Wichita State Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live. The cost of tuition varies depending on degree, credits, and courses. Visit the tuition page for more information.
How long will it take?

Undergraduate Program: For bachelor's degrees, time to completion depends on your schedule, transfer credits and the program you choose.

Graduate Programs: Most Master's degrees at WSU require between 30-36 credit hours. How quickly you finish is up to you.

What will transfer?

Credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer to WSU. Credits will also be evaluated by your program of interest to see how many credits will count towards your major and how many will count as elective credits. Please note that if you have attended more than one higher education institution, you will need to submit an official transcript for each one. 

For undergraduate programs: Try the Transfer Gateway tool to help estimate how many credits will transfer over to Wichita State.

 Where to send incoming transcripts

Choose an Online Program

Learn about fully online options, admission requirements, and course information.

Explore Online Programs 


Don't see what you’re looking for? Browse our list of frequently asked questions for more information

OAL Frequently Asked Questions

WSU Application and Registration

Application Deadlines

Wichita State does not have specific application deadlines. It all depends on which semester you would like to start and giving yourself plenty of time to submit application materials. The Academic Calendar can help you know when school starts and the last day to enroll.

Due to the volume of applications we get near the first day of class, applications may take longer to process. We encourage prospective students to apply early because it will allow for the most flexibility when enrolling in classes and gives students more time to prepare for the upcoming semester.

Registration/Enrollment Process

Registration (enrollment) is done online and begins each April for the following summer and fall semesters, and each November for the following spring semester. View details about the Registration Process.

Our online learning experience

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OneStop offers students information and answers to questions 24/7 via the OneStop website. Students can also chat live or create a ticket to help resolve issues and concerns.

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Online Learning Platform

Wichita State University utilizes an online learning platform called Blackboard. Blackboard allows students to view information about their specific classes, including grades and assignments. This is also a way for students and professors to communicate asynchronously.

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Course Expectations

Fully online courses often require more time and energy than regular classes. Although they are convenient and flexible, students must be disciplined enough to set aside time to study and participate. 

Courses within an online program are likely asynchronous, allowing students to log in independently to do coursework.

I decided to return to college sixteen years after I graduated high school, so I knew that an online program would allow me the flexibility I needed to attend classes, work at my own pace, and still be mentally, emotionally and physically supportive to my family. 
Brittany Spires, Online Learner
Psychology Graduate 2021