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First Steps

We understand the thought, time and effort that goes into exploring your education, and we are here to help. Start by exploring our online programs. We look forward to connecting with you to tell you more.

Explore Our Online Programs

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Quantity Meets Quality

Purdue University Online offers over 200 online and hybrid courses, degrees, and professional development programs. Our online courses and programs offer the same quality and rigor as Purdue’s on-campus programs, and they are taught by Purdue faculty. Online students receive the same support, degrees and certificates as on-campus students.

#1 Best Online Master's in Electrical Engineering Program, U.S. News and World Report, 2022 #1 Best Online Master's in Economics Program, 2022 #1Best Online Healthcare Administration Program EduMed, 2023

Education Made Flexible

Every learning journey is different. We understand that most online students at Purdue are working professionals and may take longer to complete their degrees. Here's what you can expect:

  • Earning an online master’s degree typically only takes 5-7 semesters.
  • Many of our online professional certificates can be completed in as little as 1-2 terms, and usually require only 3-4 courses each.
  • Online doctoral degree timelines range from 3-7 years from start to finish (based on a 90-credit program)
  • Our nationally-ranked online Veterinary Nursing associate's degree can be completed in as little as 3 years.

Once you finish, you will graduate with a degree or certificate from Purdue University: one of the most pre-eminent higher education institutions nationally and globally. 

Meet Your Support Team

From application to graduation, your Purdue University support team will guide you through your online academic experience. Your team is made up of multi-disciplinary experts who are invested in your success both in- and outside of the classroom. 

If you have a question, let us know. We are here to help.


Online Program Enrollment Counselors serve as your first point of contact for Purdue University Online’s numerous certificates, degrees, and programs. As experts in all online programs, we can answer your questions, assist with exploration and help you navigate the admissions process. We also have insights into program outcomes, application materials, next steps and more.

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Cassia Martin Purdue University
“As a Purdue alum, I am very passionate about sharing what it means to be a Boilermaker. Our team has the pleasure of speaking with people from around the globe about how a world class education can help them achieve their goals personally and professionally. Innovation is at the core of what we do here at Purdue and I am confident in our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of students like you.” 
- Cassia Martin, Purdue Online Enrollment Counselor

Your Admission Coordinators make sure your application is complete, verify your transcripts and keep your application moving forward until your admission. While you'll likely hear from your Enrollment Counselor for what's next, the admissions team is available to support you with your application questions. 

Tina Hurt
The best thing about being an Admissions Coordinator is providing that small step to help you make your next Giant Leap! While we work in the background, getting to be a part of your journey by ensuring your application is complete and reviewed is an active and rewarding part of helping you to become a Boilermaker. 
- Tina Hurt, Purdue Online Admissions Specialist

Online Student Services Specialists are your academic advisors in your online studies here at Purdue. Specifically assigned to you after admission, and providing full advising services, we guide and support during your academic journey from admission to graduation. You'll hear from us about your orientation, schedule and registration, understanding course and program content, setting goals, monitoring your progress, and tailored resource referral for your success.

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Zach Rost Purdue University
“My favorite aspect to working in the advising area at Purdue Online is the relationships our Support Specialists get to build and maintain with students. Online students come from all different areas of the world and have fascinating careers. Learning about their ambitions and passions in life and being a part of their journey and support network from admittance to graduation is a truly rewarding experience.”
- Zach Rost, Purdue Online Graduate Student Advisor

Your Success Coaches support you in your educational pursuits and help you engage with Purdue's many resources from admission through graduation. Specifically assigned to you when you're admitted, we also organize group educational sessions and supplemental information to assist you with time management, organization, work-school-life balance, collaboration, stress management, communication and general tips and tricks to success in online education. 

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Scott Smith
"My favorite part of being a success coach is meeting students from many different backgrounds, each with their own unique and interesting careers, as well as their own distinctive needs. Helping them achieve their professional and educational goals while at Purdue is extremely gratifying, particularly when they get to see the results of our meetings and conversations."
- Scott Smith, Purdue Online Success Coach


  Financial Resources and Information

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