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University of Houston’s Online & Special Programs is a learning gateway for students who want the flexibility to pursue their academic interests online from the comfort of their own home and at their convenience.  You can choose from a variety of programs designed to fit your schedule and enhance your professional development. Ready to learn more about OSP's special program course offerings?


You are in the right place for continuing your education because we specialize in programs that are all online. Take a few moments to explore the types of courses we offer.

Professional training courses and MOOCs do not require admission to the University. These special programs can be started at any time and can be taken in a self-paced format. Courses do not count for credit.

Our online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs do require admission to the University. Courses are semester-based, meaning there is a specified start date and end date to the course and there are assignments due at specific times throughout the semester. It is important to access your online site on a regular basis to meet course requirements.