Online Opportunities

At Colorado Mesa University, we understand the challenge of attending college while balancing work, family and personal commitments. While online education is not an easier path to your degree, it offers the flexibility you may need to reach your educational goals. CMU is authorized to offer online courses and programs in designated states. Please see our State Authorization Map to determine whether we operate in your state.

Faculty and Staff Invested in Your Future

At CMU, quality matters. A rigorous program is in place to ensure that our online offerings are delivered with the same quality as our traditional, site-based programs. Staff and faculty at CMU are invested in student success and ensuring top-quality course design, learning experiences and student services for our online learners.

Online Degree Programs

Colorado Mesa University is proud to offer not only a variety of online courses, but also a selection of fully online degree programs:

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Online DNP website

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for those nurses who are interested in assuming an advance practice nursing role as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). DNP graduates are prepared as clinical experts in the delivery of primary care, with a focus on critical thinking, leadership, and political policy skills needed to advocate and create changes in healthcare practice at all levels. The program includes 1000 hours of immersion in clinical practice to build and assimilate knowledge for advanced practice at a high level of complexity. These experiences provide the context within which the final DNP scholarly project is completed.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Online MSN website

The Master of Science in Nursing degree provides graduates with a foundation for practice as a clinical leader in health care systems or academic settings. Graduates of master’s degree programs in nursing are prepared with additional knowledge and clinical expertise building on baccalaureate nursing practice. The MSN program is designed for students already possessing a baccalaureate degree in nursing and adds the first graduate step on the nursing career ladder at Colorado Mesa University. MSN graduates will be prepared to advance to higher levels of nursing education including Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctoral of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) programs.

  • Advanced Nursing Practice Cognate
  • Nursing Education Cognate
  • Nursing Leadership and Education Cognate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - degree completion (RN to BSN)

Online RN to BSN website

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education. This online RN-BSN program allows registered nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing to advance their degree. Registered nurses can continue their employment with this flexible program by completing:

  • Nursing classes on a part-time basis over two years
  • Nursing classes on a full-time basis over one year
  • Take nursing courses online or in a classroom setting on the CMU campus
  • Pre-requisites program requirements and general education coursework through local community colleges or CMU online as needed

For more information, contact the Health Sciences Department at 970.248.1398, or email Ronna Lee Sharpe at rsharpe@coloradomesa.edu. Click here to view the RN-BSN Program sheet.

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management serves students in their chosen profession so they will be better prepared to enter the world of sport business, or pursue a graduate degree. Opportunities for college graduates with sport management education and experience are very diverse and challenging.

For more information, contact the Kinesiology Department at 970.248.1635, or email Tina David at tdavid@coloradomesa.edu. Click here to view the BS in Sport Management Program sheet.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology - degree completion

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree program combine the technical skills and patient care skills necessary for success in today's health care arena. A unique program, this BAS degree allows students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science degree to build on their technical specialties. Courses to be taken include advanced patient care, quality management, informatics in radiology, research and areas of specialization such as CT, MR, and mammography.

For more information, contact the Health Sciences Department at 970.248.1398, or email Renae Phillips at rdphilli@coloradomesa.edu. Click here to view the BAS in Radiologic Technology Program sheet.

Bachelor of Art in Liberal Arts, Elementary Education licensure

The Center for Teacher Education at Colorado Mesa University offers a comprehensive program of study that leads to licensure in the State of Colorado.

For more information about this successful program, contact the Center for Teacher Education at 970.248.1786, or email Mary Keinietz at mkieniet@coloradomesa.edu. Click here to view the BA in Liberal Arts / Elementary Education Licensure - English, Program sheet. Click here to view the BA in Liberal Arts / Elementary Education Licensure - Social Science, Program sheet.

Associate of Art, Social Science emphasis

The Associate of Art degree provides an excellent path towards a future bachelor degree program. The online Associate degree program listed below contains the Colorado General Education Core, and meets the lower division general education requirements at most Colorado public colleges and universities.

For more information, contact the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at 970.248.1696, or email Cathy Rickley at crickley@coloradomesa.edu. Click here to view the Associate of Art, Social Science emphasis Program sheet.