Online STEM Degrees, Certificates, and Training

As organizations and the global economy become increasingly more reliant on technology, the importance of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Department of Education, STEM-related occupations are expected to grow 14% between 2010 and 2020, faster than the national average job growth.

Occupations in STEM-related fields are frequently among the most challenging and rewarding. Career possibilities are diverse, ranging from accounting to biochemistry, robotics to video game development.

"STEM offers a cooperative, innovative, and exciting work environment that is unparalleled."
– Aimee Kennedy, Senior VP for Education, STEM Learning, and Philanthropy at Battelle

STEM education has remained a high priority at Colorado State University for many decades. As the state's only land-grant university, CSU has a longstanding commitment to providing educational programs in science and engineering for the benefit of the nation's economic and social progress. CSU also ranks among the leading research universities in the country.

Colorado State University offers more than a dozen online STEM degrees and certificates in areas that include computer studies, statistics, science and technology studies, and engineering. Learn from the same faculty that instruct CSU's on-campus programs, and start earning the credentials you need to advance your career.

STEM Degrees

Online degrees in STEM studies from CSU provide the knowledge and skills you need to move forward in your current career, or pursue new opportunities. Many programs can be tailored to meet your specific learning goals.

Applied Statistics M.A.S.

Study the practical applications of statistics as you learn to make inferences from raw data. Discover how to communicate data-driven information using a variety of visualization tools. Topics of study include computing skills for statistical analysis, probability, regression models, and more. Gain the skills you need to start working as a practicing statistician in industry, government, or academia.

Computer Science B.S.

Start building the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in fields like computer programming, software development, cyber security, and more.

Computer Science M.C.S.

Explore the physical and theoretical design of computer systems. Keep up with the pace of innovation as you study current research and recent advancements in the field. Gain in-depth knowledge in networking, database systems, software engineering, parallel computing, security, machine learning, and more.

Computer Information Systems M.C.I.S.

Acquire the skills you need to move forward in your career or pursue new opportunities in the fast-paced world of computer information systems. This master’s degree program features a cutting-edge curriculum that combines elements of information technology, project management, and business systems. Delve into topics that include enterprise computing, systems integration, business database systems, and more.


Online engineering programs from CSU provide advanced skills and comprehensive knowledge that can be applied directly to a career in engineering. Hone your analytical thinking as you study in-depth material in a flexible, online format. Explore more than half a dozen engineering programs, including biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering (master’s or Ph.D.), and engineering management.

Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology M.F.W.C.B.

This intensive, coursework-only online graduate degree program is designed for natural resources professionals, with a focus on the skills needed to evaluate, communicate, and make decisions about conservation issues. Study the science of ecology and the strategic management of wild animals. Learn how to design field studies, collect and interpret scientific data, and communicate the results to policy makers.

Natural Resource Stewardship M.N.R.S.

Start developing the knowledge and skills you need to advance in the field of natural resources. This customizable graduate degree program offers three possible areas of specialization: ecological restoration, forest sciences, and rangeland ecology and management. Learn how to solve real-world problems by taking a holistic approach to stewardship.

Natural Sciences Education M.N.S.E.

Expand the depth and breadth of your science knowledge as you develop advanced instructional and research skills. Acquire valuable tools and techniques that can help you improve student learning and engagement in the classroom.

STEM Certificates

In addition to online degree programs, Colorado State University also offers several online graduate certificates in STEM-related areas of study.

Business Information Systems

Enhance your technical expertise as you learn how to implement and manage technology within organizations. Build a managerial-level understanding of infrastructure, applications, and data.

Business Intelligence

Start using current technology to efficiently gather, process, and analyze structured data. Harness the power of data analysis for business reporting, benchmarking, and performance forecasting.

Computer Systems Engineering

Gain knowledge in state-of-the-art parallel hardware architectures, parallel software programming, algorithms, and networking technologies.

Data Analysis

Learn how to effectively collect, analyze, and interpret data. With a focus on the immediate application of gained skills, this certificate program is tailored to professionals who already work with data in a range of industry settings.

Embedded Systems

Gain the specialized skills needed to understand modern processor, memory, network, and sensor architectures. Analyze and optimize various embedded hardware designs and software architectural candidates.

Power and Energy

Learn to enhance energy systems, plan and implement alternative energy sources, design and manage energy networks, and support power and energy infrastructures.

Systems Engineering Practice

Discover how you can take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing complex projects that require systems thinking in order to take a product, or system, through its lifecycle, from concept to completion.

Theory and Applications of Regression Models

Learn how to implement regression models to predict and forecast outcomes. Focus your studies on understanding patterns and structure in data. Practice your ability to present findings in ways that non-statisticians can easily understand.

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