Online Degree Programs at the University of Tennessee 

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Becoming a Volunteer as an online student with the University of Tennessee means earning your degree from wherever you are in the world and in life. Our online degree programs offer the same great education, community, student support, and faculty as our on-campus experience, all with the convenience of distance learning.

Why Choose Vols Online for Your Online Degree?

  • 70+ Fully Online Degree & Certificate Programs
  • 35+ Years Experience in Distance Education
  • 260,000+ Volunteer Alumni
  • 77 Areas of Interest

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Types of Online Degree Programs

Our programs are designed for your needs
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Types of Vols Online Degree Programs

Our programs are designed for your needs

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

The Vols Online Degree Experience

Class Options

Sychronous (scheduled classes) or Asychronous (on your schedule)

Learning Portals

Easy-to-access: Online@UT Canvas & LiveOnline@UT Zoom


24/7 mental health & wellness support specifically for online learning


Volunteer community defined by connection, opportunity, & creativity.

Same Instructors, Same Degree, One Vols Community

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How to Apply

Four Simple Steps to a New Degree


Confirm Your Student Status

Undergraduate, Graduate, Transfer, or International


Choose a Program & Interest

70+ online degrees; certifications across 77 areas of interests


Check Requirements

Confirm admission requirements and application deadlines


Fill out your Application

Gather required documents and submit application fee

The Best Online Degree Program for Working Adults

Our online students do amazing things and are the best suited for telling you how Vols Online fits into their busy, diverse, and vibrant lifestyles

photo of Tianna Madison wearing gold medals

From Olympic Gold Medalist to UT Graduate with Online Social Work Degree
“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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online student Nathan Vann holding orange Tennessee flag

Vols Online Grad Continues Studies with Online PhD Program in Educational Psychology
“I was so happy with what I learned through the program I decided to pursue my PhD in the online Educational Psychology and Research program with a concentration in Adult Learning.”
Nathan Vann ’21
Educational Psychology, Adult Education
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online student Jecobi Swafford wearing Tennessee t-shirt

Online Graduate Program Alum Makes Human Resource Career a Reality
“Attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has always been a dream for me since my youth. I’ve always associated UT with excellence. I felt this would give me an opportunity to have a rigorous curriculum and be part of an institution that is greatly regarded.”
Jecobi Swafford, ’19
MS, Educational Psychology, Adult Education
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online student Sarah Pigman wearing orang Vols t-shirt

Graduate Student Finds Online Learning Community (and Confidence) Through Master of Mathematics Program
“I feel much more confident about my knowledge of mathematics and will be so proud to say I have a Master of Mathematics.”
Sarah Pigman
Master of Mathematics
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Apply today to start your journey to success. Earning a degree or certificate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, prepares you to build a more secure tomorrow.