Online learning at Illinois Springfield offers flexibility and convenience with the same high quality as our on-campus coursework.

Whether your goals are to complete a degree, learn new skills, advance your current career, or find a new profession, our 52 online programs will help you get there. UIS provides its online students with the most flexible and cost-efficient way to earn a University of Illinois degree from anywhere in the world.

Visit our Self-Assessment page to take a quiz to find out if you are ready to be an online learner.


UIS Online

Undergraduate Degrees & Minors

Move your life forward and start or finish a degree online.

UIS Online

Graduate Degree Programs

learn about our programs, the skills you will gain, and careers alumni have pursued.

UIS Online

Graduate Certificates & Licensure Programs

A convenient and flexible way of expanding specific skills to assist in the advancement of your career.

UIS Online

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Develop new job skills or advance your career with one of our professional certificates.

Hear From Online Alumni

Hear first-hand from our alumni below or visit the Success Stories page for more.

Jen Brooks, Teacher Education

“What makes it special is how student-centered UIS is. […] It’s student led. You take control of your learning. If you have an idea, throw it out and you’ll get support. I’ve been able to go as far as I want to go.”

Supporting Departments for Online Programs

Online, Professional, and Engaged Learning (OPEL) promotes learning through initiatives in four departments:


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Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS)


online student at home

Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE)


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Office of Engaged Learning (OEL)


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Faculty Development Resource Office (FDRO)


The University of Illinois Springfield is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Learn about The University of Illinois System SARA compliance, including University-wide licensing and complaint information and the UIS complaint process for the U.S Department of Education.