HSU Online

We may be located in Abilene – but you don’t have to be! Students studying online receive the same dedicated level of education as those on campus. Whether you are home for the summer or around the world doing missionary work, our programs allow you to obtain your education, no matter your location.

  • Fully online
  • Affordable
  • 7 graduate degrees and 2 undergraduate degrees
  • Enroll Fall, Spring, & Summer
  • Can finish Masters 12-24 months
  • Can finish Doctorate 3.5-4 years
  • All programs have accelerated track

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Online Programs

We started HSU Online a couple of years ago, and every year we expand the number of courses and fully-online degrees that we offer. Our online teaching and course development programs are some of the best in the country.

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Our mission is to enrich the HSU student, faculty, and spiritually-formative experience in online and technology-enhanced education.

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Faculty Resources

Quick access to the most requested resources for our professors who teach online programs.

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Student Resources

We provide links and information to help our online students succeed.

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HSU Online is Nationally Recognized for Quality

Our online teaching and course development programs are some of the best in the country. Both the HSU Department of Online Education and HSU faculty have received National awards for research, innovation, and best practices in online teaching and course development. The Department of Online Education supports faculty members by providing training in course design and pedagogy.

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Student Resources

Your success is our only objective, and HSU will provide you with resources and tools to make you as successful as possible.

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Faculty Resources

All professors must complete our Online Teacher Certification in order to teach online at HSU. We are committed to ensuring that our online students receive the same high-quality education that our campus students receive.

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Hardin-Simmons University has been approved by the State of Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. HSU is also a participating member of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus.

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Online Learning Consortium

Hardin-Simmons is an institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium. OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.