Online Learning

Many working professionals aspire to attain a higher level of education. Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) online degree programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex business world. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions. We also create opportunities to develop and reward the broader educational community through educational alliances.

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Our online degree programs are designed to provide the skills and credentials needed to advance your career. Find a degree that aligns with your career goals.

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Online Students at GCU

As an online student at GCU, you will encounter:

Benefit from experienced, full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors committed to your individual growth and success.

Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for working professionals and students with busy schedules.

GCU offers a competitive, affordable online tuition rate to encourage higher learning. To view our tuition rates for online courses, visit our tuition page.

Choose from online degrees in education, business, liberal arts, nursing and health sciences, and earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online.

Our online degrees are designed to foster communication and connectivity through discussion boards and projects.

Students have access to web-enhanced learning tools through our Learning Management System, including eBooks, forums and helpful calendar reminders.

Interactive Courses

GCU online students don’t have to miss out on the community that comes with a traditional campus degree. Within the Learning Management System, GCU’s online classroom, each course is designed to promote maximum collaboration through open forums. These forums provide opportunities for students to network with their peers and bring together their ideas to complete their projects. As well, students can chat one-on-one with their professor for any additional help they may need.

Available Support

As an online student, you will have access to technical support and academic counselors who will guide you throughout your time at GCU. These resources are available to give you the needed assistance to make your degree path successful. Learn more at

GCU is committed to helping you find the academic guidance to complete your degree. In addition to the online resources at your fingertips, such as the Student Success Center, Library and Technical Support, tutoring and career support is available for online students. Please contact your student services counselor for more information.

To be best prepared for all assignments, discussions and tests, the following are the minimum requirements for the GCU online classroom:

  • Desktop or laptop
    • Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.9
  • Internet connection
    • Cable broadband or DSL
  • Internet browser
    • Internet Explorer 11 or greater, Microsoft Edge 13 or greater, Mozilla Firefox 43 or greater, Google Chrome 48 or greater, Apple Safari 9 or greater
  • Microsoft Office 2008 and Adobe Acrobat 10 or newer

Certain degree programs may require additional software. To find detailed software information about your program, read through our University Policy Handbook. Visit for more information about the technical requirements.

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