About Vols Online

We’re to help you achieve your goals, no matter when or where you choose to learn. As leaders in online education, we proudly offer over 70 fully remote Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees and certificates across many departments and colleges. As an integral part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, our UT online degree programs share the same faculty, education, degrees, and Volunteer spirit as our on-campus experience.

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Online

Welcome to Vols Online. When you 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. If that describes you too, come join us and our network of 260,000+ alumni worldwide.

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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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, Associate Vice Dean Online Learning

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Why Vols Online

With 70+ fully online degrees and certifications, a growing list of online program areas of interest for working adult students, and affordable tuition for in- and out-of-state online students, Vols Online is founded on the principle that support leads to success. Want to excel? Know that 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

The Online Experience

With our flexible online platforms and always-on support, the power to shape your higher educational experience is just a few clicks away. Our innovative approach allows you to take online classes from the comfort of your own home…or wherever life takes you.

Learn Through
Online@ut (Canvas)

Meet the official Learning Management System (LMS) for the University of Tennessee. ONLINE@UT allows our online students to access class materials, turn-in assignments, engage with instructors and peers, view grades, and get instructor feedback.

Connect with
Liveonline@UT (Zoom)

If you’ve ever used Zoom, then you’re already familiar with how we facilitate live and interactive online courses at UT, Knoxville. Once enrolled, you’d also use this LIVEONLINE@UT software for conferencing, virtual workshops, library reference services, and more.

Study on
Your Schedule

Many of our online students are working adults with full-time professional jobs, families, and busy lives. Our Vols Online classes are offered synchronously (meaning, classes that run in real-time) as well as asynchronously (meaning, courses you can take at your own pace.) No matter which path you choose, you’ll benefit from a team of experts dedicated to providing high-quality online learning that’ll fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Get 24/7
Dedicated Support

In addition to classes and learning portals, you’ll also get access, free of charge, to the LifeWorks 24/7 Student Support Program mental health counseling, provided specifically for Distance Education students. Choose from real-time chat support, telephone sessions, and even virtual health assessments and fitness sessions – all of which are cost-free and confidential.

Receive Modern
Online Instruction

Your education is supported by a team of experienced online learning professionals, including instructional and multimedia designers and developers. Plus, our faculty and professors are offered workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities to stay up-to-date on the latest online teaching tools, techniques, and technology.

Visit the UT Campus In-Person or Virtually

Be a part of it all, in person or online. As a prospective or current online student, you are invited and welcome to visit the University of Tennessee campus! With over 900 acres in east Tennessee, our Knoxville campus offers both guided and self-guided walking tours. Want to see Rocky Top without leaving home? We offer virtual video tours, too.

Online Student Testimonials

Get a “Vol’s Eye View” into what it’s like to be an online student at the University of Tennessee and see what our accomplished alumni are up to. Their stories are proof that 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, you can find success here.

UT alum first to graduate from new online 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.

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Additional Information

There’s so much more to share. Visit the following pages for even more information about our programs and credentials: