HSU Online

High-speed internet has revolutionized access to a college education, and we’ve embraced online learning as part of our heritage of “breaking down barriers.” HSU Online offers you the flexibility of taking some online courses for your bachelor’s degree or earning one of several 100% online master’s degrees.

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.

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HSU Online is Nationally Recognized for Quality

Our online teaching and course development are one 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.

HSU is also a member of Quality Matters (QM), a faculty-mentored, peer-review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and components. QM is the leading provider of tools and processes used to evaluate the quality in online course design.

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Enriching the Hardin-Simmons University student, faculty, and spiritually formative experience in online and technology-enhanced education.

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 postsecondary distance education. HSU is also a participating member of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus.

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Expanding Offerings

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.

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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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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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