Online Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University has become a pioneer in the integration of online learning into its curriculum. Whether through our many fully online degree and certificate programs that enroll students from across the country, or through our first-in-the-nation online learning requirement for on-campus students, we work hard to ensure that the online teaching and learning experience is rich and highly interactive.

FDU has for years offered a wide variety of online degrees and professional certificates to students around the world. All of our online offerings meet the same rigorous standards that characterize our campus based academic programs. Online learning the FDU way is very interactive, with small class size and frequent contact with fellow students and instructor. It is always an interesting personal experience.

DEGREES

Global Education FULLAssociate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts degree with a Liberal Arts major is a 60-credit undergraduate degree. Adult students with little or no college credit have the option of earning an AA, either as a terminal degree or as a step on the way towards earning a bachelor's degree. [Apply to this program]

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Individualized Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies offers adult learners the opportunity to complete their BA degrees by combining their FDU courses with college work done in the past and alternate sources of credit, such as CLEP and ACE evaluated training. Students who elect this program can typically complete their undergraduate degrees rapidly while continuing to work full time. [Apply to this program]

Master of Administrative Science (MAS)

The Master of Administrative Science degree is a 30 credit program designed to develop critical managerial effectiveness. The degree, designed for working adults who are eager to enhance their educational credentials, consists of courses which improve a student’s administrative as well as analytic and decision making competencies. [Apply to this program]

Master of Science (MS) in Homeland Security

The MS in Homeland Security is a 36 credit graduate program that focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of enforcing and ensuring homeland security. There is a strong emphasis on leadership throughout the program. Specializations are offered in Terrorism and Security Studies, Emergency Management, and Leadership.

Master of Sports Administration

The MSA is a 36 credit graduate program that focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of the various components relative to the administration and management of sports personnel and facilities, recreation and fitness programs/businesses, health facilities, coaching, and recreational activities.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is designed for working engineering professionals who find it difficult to attend conventional classroom classes. It has the same high academic standards as the traditional program which has been offered by FDU’s School of Computer Sciences and Engineering for the past thirty years. [Apply to this program]

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

FDU also offers a number of graduate certificates which allow professionals to develop expertise in specific areas. Current online graduate certificate offerings include:

Global Security and Terrorism Studies
Emergency Management and Administration
Computer Security & Forensics

FDU's School of Administrative Science has developed these certificates in association with the National Guard Bureau. They are designed for National Guard personnel, and are therefore ideal for homeland security professionals seeking to enhance their professional credentials. Each certificate consists of 6 courses (18 credits). Certificate credits may be combined to build towards the 30 credits required for FDU's Master of Administrative Science Degree.

Global Leadership and Administration
Law and Public Safety Administration

These certificates are designed to both supplement FDU’s homeland security certificates and to stand on their own. They are ideally suited for law enforcement as well as other professionals seeking to enhance their professional credentials. Each certificate consists of 6 courses (18 credits). Certificate credits may be combined to build towards the 30 credits required for FDU’s Master of Administrative Science Degree.