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

Olympic Gold Medalist Continues Success

The online Bachelor of Science in Social Work program allowed professional athlete, Tianna Madison, to continue her winning streak by earning her bachelor’s degree to pursue a career in counseling.

Tianna Madison

I’ve won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, 3 World Championship Gold Medals, and 3 World Championship bronze medals in track and field. After not making the Tokyo Olympic team because I was pregnant with my son, I decided that I was ready to move away from sports, and the first thing I wanted to do was return to school to complete my degree.

— Tianna Madison, ‘23, Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW)

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

Get a rocky top education online!

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.

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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


The online program in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Educational Psychology allows full-time working mother to continue advancing her career goals while pursuing a master’s level in education, ultimately landing her the ideal position.

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Now I have the perfect job for helping students enhance their learning by making major contributions to underserved populations.

— Rebecca Harkins, ‘20, MS, Educational Psychology, Applied Educational Psychology


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

Master of Mathematics Program Ignites Confidence in Online Student

Graduate student flourishes in tight-knit online learning community of classmates and professors, developing life-changing confidence and career-advancing knowledge in mathematics.

Lifetime TN Fan Becomes Vol As Online Grad Student

High School teacher and longtime Tennessee Volunteer fan chooses the Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication (ALEC) program in the Herbert College of Agriculture in pursuit of higher education.

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?