Learn Online

Duke offers online education opportunities for individuals on campus and across the globe with diverse learning goals.

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Duke Open Online Courses

Take a free, open course on Coursera to enhance your knowledge and learn from Duke’s world-class faculty.

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Continuing Education

Duke Continuing Studies

Duke Continuing Studies offers online courses and certificate programs focused on professional skills and career development.
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The Center for Documentary Studies

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers online courses for adults who are interested in learning to do their own documentary work.
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Alumni Education

The Duke Alumni Association’s Forever Learning program offers online learning opportunities for alumni to continue to explore their interests and expand their knowledge in a variety of topics.

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Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Duke offers several degree and certificate programs that are taught fully or partially online.

Duke University School of Nursing

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering

Duke Nicholas School of the Environment

The Fuqua School of Business


Online learning for Duke undergraduates

Duke’s online education projects have allowed faculty to develop inventive teaching approaches that they have incorporated into classrooms on-campus. Duke offers online courses in statistics and writing during the summer session for students away from campus. Faculty have used materials originally developed for open, online courses to “flip” undergraduates courses, developed new open access learning materials, engaged Duke students in interdisciplinary research, and brought new perspectives to longstanding programs.

Online Duke continues to work with Duke faculty to explore ways that online materials and activities can enhance undergraduate education.