Online Learning


  • Online Learning
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American University offers an expanding number of online programs and classes to help you reach your professional and educational goals. Our online classes retain the rigorous academic standards and high quality of instruction expected in all AU courses while offering you the convenience and flexibility of online learning. AU's unique online graduate programs are designed to fit the schedules of working professionals seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed in today's competitive world. Although we do offer undergraduate online courses, we do not offer undergraduate online degrees.

Engaged Professors

"I was really surprised at how engaged the professor was ... despite the miles between us."


Ease of Use

"What surprised me most was the ease of use."


A Positive Contribution

"[Our professor] was able to teach us ... and at the same time contribute positively to her field."


Packed With Skills

"I love how the individual modules are packed with skills, knowledge, and resources."



American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized to offer online learning in most states. For further information, please consult the current list of states in which American University is authorized to offer online learning.

Current AU Students

Current AU students can select from over 100 online classes offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. AU undergraduate and graduate students can find many options to fulfill curriculum requirements, to explore special topics, or to work toward degree completion while studying or researching aboard. Online summer classes offer a great way to earn AU credits, even while you cannot be on campus!

Visiting Non-Degree Students

Visiting Non-Degree (Non-AU) Students seeking to supplement the courses offered by their home institutions or to earn credits during the summer sessions may enroll in AU’s online classes. Always consult with your academic advisor at your home institution to ensure that classes taken at American University will be accepted for credit, since the transfer of course and degree credits are determined by the receiving institution.