Immerse yourself in an engaging digital learning environment. Whether you’re earning credits, a degree, or discovering a new subject, never miss a minute of your course as you learn on your own schedule.

We have several online courses currently available, with many more in the works. Visit the specializations page to find out more about this multi-course learning opportunity.

Courses for Undergraduate and Graduate Credit:
For a listing of online for-credit courses available, please visit our courses page.

Rice University also offers a unique opportunity for Rice students to enroll in courses from many international universities for course credit through the new Global Scholars Program.

Courses for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning:
For a listing of online courses available, please visit our courses page.

If you are new to online learning, check out the video below for some tips to consider before taking your first online course.

Student Testimonials

Check out what some of our learners have said about their online learning experience!

FAQS

How do I register for a Rice online for-credit course?

Each student must apply and be accepted as a Rice student or visiting student. Additional information and enrollment instructions are available on each course page.

How do I register for a Rice online professional development or lifelong learning course?

Additional information and enrollment instructions are available on each course page.

What is a “Self-paced” course?

“Self-paced” or “on-demand” courses allow you to finish the course according to your own schedule and timeline.

What is an "Archived" course?

An archived course means that the content is still accessible, and a certificate may be available, but the course is not monitored by a course team.