Online Programs

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.

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:

The RN-BSN nursing program enrolls Registered Nurses with current RN licenses from associate degree and diploma programs to the baccalaureate program with advanced standing. The RN may complete the professional component of the program by attending college full time or part time online. The RN to BSN program offers an accelerated model of instruction. Courses will be offered in a 7-week online format. 

More about the Online RN to BSN program

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for students already possessing a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a Registered Nurse License, and adds the first graduate step on the nursing career ladder. The MSN degree will provide graduates with a foundation for practice as a leader and educator in health care systems or academic settings.

The MSN program is a hybrid format, providing flexibility for students to remain in their current work positions and home communities in western Colorado using online course delivery methods; this format provides opportunities for personal interaction with faculty and peers in focused intensive sessions at selected points during each semester.

View the Master of Science in Nursing program website

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree 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 is a hybrid format, providing flexibility for students to remain in their current work positions and home communities in western Colorado using online course delivery methods. Opportunities for personal interaction are included with faculty and peers in focused intensive sessions at selected points during each semester.

View the Doctor of Nursing Practice program website

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 Krista Bonino at kbonino@coloradomesa.edu.  

BS in Sport Management Program sheet

CMU anticipates the launch of this degree program beginning in January of 2019 pending Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approval. The Online Masters of Science in Sport Management provides a specialized education in sport management for those individuals interested in professional management or administrative opportunities in professional sports, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics administration, sports facilities, sports media, and sports marketing and management agencies.

For more information, contact the Kinesiology Department at 970.248.1635, or email Krista Bonino at kbonino@coloradomesa.edu.  

Master of Science in Sport Management program website

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Marketing is designed to prepare students for the challenges of today’s organizations, as well as the business world of tomorrow. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to compete in both the local and global business environments.  

For more information, contact the Business Department at 970.248.1778, or email Annie Shoberg at ashoberg@coloradomesa.edu.  

Bachelor of Business Administration program website

The BAS Radiologic Sciences Program provides certified radiologic technologists the opportunity to obtain a bachelor degree and to advance in specialty areas in the field of radiology including magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography. After meeting ARRT ethics, structured education, and clinical competency requirements, completers are eligible to take the appropriate certifying examination from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This can lead to greater employment opportunities, increased compensation, and job security. The program is designed to deliver quality education through distance education in the didactic and clinical arena.

BAS in Radiologic Sciences Program Sheet

Professional Certificates in Radiologic Technology include Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

These certificates, provided in an online format, combine the technical skills and patient care skills necessary for success in today's health care arena. This allows students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science degree to build on their technical specialties.

For more information, contact the Health Sciences Department at 970.248.1398, or email Renae Phillips at rdphilli@coloradomesa.edu

Professional Certificate, Computed Tomography program sheet

Professional Certificate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging program sheet

The graduate certificate in Rhetoric and Literary Studies prepares those who already have a BA in English and need advanced expertise to teach composition and literature at a higher education institution. The program also allows students to explore particular fields in greater depth, test aptitude for graduate school, and even take steps towards an MA in English or education.

The program focuses on key expertise that forms a well-rounded teacher in an English program:

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Creative writing
  • Linguistics

The curriculum invites a deep examination into the texts, contexts, and theories of language, literature, and writing. Students gain a better sense of the field and contribute their own scholarly voice to the conversation. They become close readers, critical thinkers, and creative and insightful writers.

For more information, contact the Languages, Literature and Mass Communication Department at 970.248.1687, or email english@coloradomesa.edu.

Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Literary Studies Program Sheet 2018-2019

This graduate certificate is designed for high school teachers who already have a B.A. and need the credentials required by the Higher Learning Commission to teach history and political science courses for lower-division college level credit.

Students in this certificate program will acquire 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in the fields of history and political science. The courses are spread over a two-year period, as shown in the schedule below.

In addition, the program allows students to explore history and political science in greater depth, and to prepare themselves for masters-level graduate degrees in these fields. The transferability of these courses towards a specific master's degree is not guaranteed, and would depend on the individual masters programs.

For more information, contact the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at 970.248.1696, or email Dr. Jessica Herrick at jherrick@coloradomesa.edu.

Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences Program Sheet 2018-2019

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.

BA in Liberal Arts / Elementary Education Licensure - English, Program sheet

BA in Liberal Arts / Elementary Education Licensure - Social Science, Program sheet

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.

Associate of Art, Social Science emphasis Program sheet