Becoming a Volunteer as an online student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, empowers you to take charge of your destiny and shape the success of your future. Join the global Volunteer community today!

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70+ Online Programs

Choose from over 70 fully
online degrees & certificates

35+ Years of Experience

The 1st Distance Education program at UT was established in the 1980s

Over 260,000
Vol Alumni

Join the Volunteer Family & its
international network


No matter what your schedule or where you live, there is a way to fulfill your academic aspirations with the support you need through the distance education programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

My favorite thing about distance learning is enhancing my education from home, but I feel I am part of a more extensive program. I know I have the entire University of Tennessee’s support and resources.

Kelsey W., Student, MS, Communication & Information, Strategic & Digital Communication program

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Our online programs are designed specifically for working, adult students, reducing barriers to becoming a Tennessee Volunteer. 

Strength in small numbers in Math Graduate Program

The online master of math program through the UT Mathematics Department emphasizes community in ways both small and large. The nearly thirty program enrollees are a tight knit group undergoing training to teach college-level, dual enrollment math courses in secondary schools in their communities.

The MM program gave me the credentials needed to teach dual enrollment so I could offer college credit to the students at my high school. Being able to teach college math courses through dual enrollment can really make a teacher an asset to any high school!

Hayley Pyle, Master of Mathematics, ‘21


Without the option to participate in online courses, many students would not be able to continue their education and advance their futures.

Ciera Noe Holds Distinction As First CCI SDC Graduate

A last-minute switch in graduate programs enables graduate student to explore multiple focus areas, sparking her interest in social media marketing.

Kealy Moriarty Balances Career with Online Master’s Program

Ever-advancing technology and communications tactics led National Guardswoman to pursue master’s with a concentration in Strategic and Digital Communication.

How to Apply online

Identify Student Type

No matter what type of student you are—undergraduate, graduate, transfer or international—UT online has a variety of degree and certificate choices. Which program will work best for you?

Choose a Program

With over 70+ online degrees and certifications, UT online has a program for you. Which program appeals to you? Which program will help you create the future you desire?

Check Requirements 

University admission requirements vary by program level and student type. Likewise, program admission requirements can differ based on each program. Which program will empower you to further your educational path, given your individual situation?