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Internationally respected credentials from one of the top universities in the world…
with schedule flexibility, wherever you are.

The Power of a World-Class Research Enterprise Delivered to You

NC State’s purpose is to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, humanities and social sciences, agriculture, education and textiles among others. The NC State Difference is about the way we turn thought into action and how we involve our students.

We offer our world-class education, taught by renowned professors, to online and distance students who need an education with the flexibility to fit into their busy lives. Just like our on-campus programs, online and distance education classes engage students in solving real-world problems that pertain to their areas of interest. Students graduate ready to lead the workforce, confident in the knowledge that NC State consistently ranks as one of the best values in higher education. Learn more about the unique opportunity of Online and Distance Education programs at NC State.


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Gaining Credentials
Courtney Hart — Leadership in the Public Sector

The LPS program is great for nontraditional students that have a career and a family. The online format is very flexible. The program gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dream to earn my degree and provided me the skills, tools and courage to be a leader in all aspects of my life.

Targeting Results
Brian Register — Online MBA

I work long hours, and often weekends, so a traditional MBA program wouldn’t work with my schedule. I needed the flexibility that an online program offered. And NC State offered the best value when compared with other top online MBA programs.

Immersive Curriculum
Samantha McCuen — Training and Development

As a full-time working mom, I couldn’t have asked for a better learning environment that truly provided a meaningful, relevant experience. I would encourage anyone who is seeking personal or professional growth to absolutely explore distance learning and the TTET Online Programs.

Knowledge Certified
Scott Honda — GIST Online Certificate

The best part of taking the certificate program online is that it is flexible enough to fit my sometimes hectic work schedule. I reviewed many online GIS programs (for the better part of a year) and found NC State's GIS program to be an excellent balance of classes.

Get Started

NC State Online and Distance Education programs strive to be flexible and continually responsive to a changing world. We constantly evaluate the relevance of our programs for online and distance students. We look ahead to new technologies in course delivery, class scheduling and communication technology to make our courses as interactive as possible. Read more about how to get started on a degree through Online and Distance Education.

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WolfWare Advantage

WolfWare is NC State’s online education toolkit and is comprised of several systems and tools in one cohesive environment. Students use WolfWare as their gateway to courses; past, present and future.