Vols Online

Fostering the Volunteer Spirit & Experience, Virtually.

Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Online

We are leaders in online education, offering over 70 fully online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees and certificates across departments and colleges. UT’s online programs are an integral part of UT Knoxville, the state’s flagship land-grant R1 research university.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s online degree programs bring our Volunteer community to individuals across the state of Tennessee, to students residing in 44 different states, and to several international locations around the globe.

Josh Steele, Assistant Vice Provost Online Learning & Academic Programs

70+ fully online degrees & certificates

Our growing list of online programs are designed with working adult students in mind.

Affordable tuition for IN-STATE & OUT-OF-STATE students

Additionally, all online students pay reduced student fees.

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Our Mission, Our Vision

Being a Volunteer is not about where you live or study; it is the spirit of service and leadership that makes you a Vol.

Our mission is to provide high-quality education no matter when or where you choose to learn, be it in Knoxville, the state of Tennessee, nationally, or beyond.

We strive to support and nurture our students in their academic success, career goals, and personal growth. Our vision is a world where education is inclusive, equitable, and accessible for all.

WHY Vols Online

When you step forward to become a Volunteer, you join a community defined by connection, opportunity, and creativity. Vols define themselves as selfless leaders and collaborators, inventive thinkers, and courageous changers. Vols Online is founded on the principle that support leads to success, and we are here for you every step of the way.

Same Instructors

Distinguished UT instructors and faculty members teach all online courses

Same Degree

All degrees awarded are the same, whether attending online or in-person

One community

Online program graduates are invited to attend campus graduation ceremonies

A Vol’s-Eye View

Our online students do amazing things. Read more about their stories.

UT Alumni Graduates From New Strategic Digital Communication Concentration

A UT alumna holds the proud distinction as the first student to graduate from the Master of Science in Communication and Information, Strategic and Digital Communication concentration program.

The Online Experience

Online classes are offered synchronously and asynchronously.

Online@UT (Canvas)

is the official, supported Learning Management System (LMS) for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It allows students to access class materials, turn-in assignments, engage with instructors and peers, and view grades and instructor feedback.

Liveonline@UT (Zoom)

is the brand name for the software used at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to facilitate live and interactive online courses and conferencing, virtual workshops, library reference services, and more.

Visit the UT Campus In‑person or Online

As a prospective or current online student, we welcome you to visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The campus is comprised of over 900 acres in east Tennessee. You can request a tour of Rocky Top or go on a self-guided walking tour. Want to see it without leaving home? There are virtual video tours too.

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About the Office of Online Learning & Academic Programs

Our office consists of a dedicated team of experts in online learning, including instructional and multimedia designers and developers. We support online learning instructors in designing high-quality, engaging, and effective courses for UT students. Through cross-campus collaboration, we offer workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities to help instructors stay apprised of the latest online teaching tools and techniques. We also work closely with UT colleges, schools, and departments to create, maintain, and continually expand high-quality online degrees and certificates.

Together, we are raising the standard in online learning and lighting the way to accessible, high-quality, and affordable education no matter your age, background, or life journey.

Find Your Program

Ready to ignite your future?