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400+ Online Courses With Real College Credit That You Can Access For Free

400+ Free Online Courses with College Credit

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs. Just during the last year, Class Central has documented the launch of more than 30 new MOOC-based master’s degrees. Many of the courses that make up these degree programs are publicly available to anyone with an internet connection. Some of these courses are “freebies”, meant to give prospective students a taste of what the full online degree program will be like. Others, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Online Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech are full degree programs available to audit. Still others are essentially partial degree programs, which may be converted to credit amounting to around one semester of a master’s degree program, some at multiple institutions. This is the model edX introduced with its MicroMasters programs.

The catch (and yes, there is a catch) is that in order to convert MOOC coursework into university credit, you have to be enrolled in a program at a university. And that usually means going through an admissions process and paying tuition. Still, it is significant that the general public can audit the very same courses that paying students are taking for credit.

Class Central recently updated our list of all the courses we could find that are part of for-credit programs and are still free to access. Our search turned up more than 400 courses, on topics spanning technology, business, the arts, and the humanities. We’ve grouped them by subject and, where possible, by the degree programs they are part of. Below is the full list of for-credit MOOCs that you can still access for free.

Computer Science and Technology – 105 courses, 18 degree programs
Business – 110 courses, 22 degree programs
Science and Engineering – 36 courses, 7 degree programs
Humanities – 6 courses, 2 degree programs
Health and Medicine – 7 courses from Imperial College of London’s Public Health master’s degree program
General Degrees – 21 courses, 2 degree programs
FutureLearn Degree Courses (67)
Kadenze Programs (7)
Converts to Multiple Degrees – 30 courses that convert to more than 60 degrees!

Computer Science & Technology

Online Master of Science in Computer Science – Georgia Institute of Technology via Udacity (28)

MIT Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX (5)

OMS Analytics program – Georgia Institute of Technology via edX (3)

Integrated Digital Media Master’s, New York University via edX (4)

Master of Computer Science, Columbia University via edX (4)

MS in Operations Research (SEAS) – Columbia University via edX (4)

Master of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera (12)

Master of Computer Science, Curtin University via edX (6)

Master of Data Science, University of Adelaide via edX (5)

Master of Predictive Analytics, Curtin University via edX (4)

Master of Science – Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX (3)

Master of Science in Data Science – Rochester Institute of Technology via edX (4)

Master of Science in Computing Security – Rochester Institute of Technology via edX (5)

Master’s Degree in IT Management – Indiana University via edX (3)

Master’s of Information Technology – Galileo University via edX (5)

Master’s Program in Information Technology – University System of Maryland edX (3)

Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology – University System of Maryland via edX (3)

MS in Cloud Computing Architecture – University System of Maryland via edX (4)

Business

iMBA Degree – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera (34)

Master’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – HEC Paris via Coursera (4)

Master of Science in Accounting – Kelley School of Business at Indiana University via edX (3)

Master of Applied Leadership & Management – Arizona State University via edX (4)

Master of Science in Accounting (iMSA) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera (7)

Advanced Management Programme – Indian Institute of Management Bangalore via edX (5)

Louvain School of Management – Catholic University of Louvain via edX (7)

Master in Business Management – Tecnológico de Monterrey via edX (6)

Master in Lean Manufacturing – Universitat Politècnica de Valencia via edX (4)

Master in Management and Production – Universidad Galileo via edX (3)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Doane University – via edX (10)

Master of Leadership in Global Development – University of Queensland via edX (4)

Master of Management Degree – University of British Colombia via edX (6)

Master of Science in Digital Innovation (MSDi) – Boston University via edX (5)

Master’s Degree in Leadership: Service Innovation – University of Queensland via edX (4)

Master’s Degree in Marketing – Curtin University via edX (8)

Masters Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) – University of Queensland via edX (5)

Master’s Program in Accounting and Financial Management – University System of Maryland via edX (4)

Master’s Program in Business Management – Universidad Nacional de Córdoba via edX (2)

M.Sc in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship (MME-TIME) – RWTH Aachen University via edX (6)

Online MBA program – Robert H. Smith School of Business via edX (6)

Science & Engineering

M.S.E in Robotics – University of Pennsylvania via edX (4)

Master of Engineering Science / International Business – Curtin University via edX (6)

Master of Science in Automotive Engineering – Chalmers University of Technology via edX (7)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering / SET – Delft University of Technology via edX(4)

Master of Science Programme Biobased Sciences – Wageningen University via edX (8)

Master of Sustainable Energy – University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia via edX (4)

MS in Biotechnology degree – University System of Maryland via edX (3)

Humanities

Advanced Master (LL.M.) in International Law – Université catholique de Louvain via edX (3)

Master of Human Rights – Curtin University via edX (3)

Health & Medicine

Global Master of Public Health – Imperial College London via Coursera (7)

General Degrees

Master’s Degree – University of Michigan via edX (4)

Master of Science in Professional Studies – Rochester Institute of Technology via edX (17)

FutureLearn Degree Courses (67)

Kadenze Programs (7)

Converts to Multiple Degrees

Global Freshman Academy – Arizona State University via edX (3)

MicroMasters Program in Evidence Based Management – Australian National University via edX (8)

Converts to the following degrees:

Australian National University – Master of Management
Australian National University – Master of International Management
Australian National University – Master of Marketing Management
Australian National University – Master of Leadership
Australian National University – Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Australian National University – Master of Project Management
Australian National University – Master of Business Information Systems

MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management – Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX (6)

Converts to the following degrees:

MIT Supply Chain Management (USA) – Blended Master’s of Applied Science or Engineering in Supply Chain Management 
MIT Zaragoza Logistics Center (Spain) – Blended Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MIT Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Malaysia) – Accelerated Master’s of Supply Chain Management
Arizona State University (USA) – Master of Science in Supply Chain Management 
Covenant University (Nigeria) – Master of Business Administration 
Curtin University (Australia) – Master of Supply Chain Management and the Master of Commerce (Supply Chain Management)
Deakin University (Australia) – Master of Information Systems & Master of Business Analytics
Doane University (USA) – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Online MBA)
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Germany) – Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / Business Administration and Engineering (M.Sc.) and Business Management – Supply Chain Management, Logistik und Produktion (M.A.)
Purdue University (USA) – Master’s of Science in Global Supply Chain Management
Reykjavik University (Iceland) – Master of Business Management
Reykjavik University (Iceland) – Master of Science (MSc) in Business Management
Reykjavik University (Iceland) – Master of Information Management
Reykjavik University (Iceland) – Master of Science (MSc) in Information Management
Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) – Master’s Program in Professional Studies
The Universidad Galileo (Guatemala) – Master in Operations Management 
The University of Queensland (Australia) – Master of Business Supply Chain Management Field Study
Griffith University (Australia) – Master of Business
Harvard Extension School (USA) – Master of Liberal Arts (ALM)
Royal Roads University (Canada) – Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Master of Business Administration
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Brazil) – Industrial Engineering Graduate Program
RMIT University (Australia) – Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
RMIT University (Australia) – Master of Commerce

MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science – Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX (5)

Converts to the following degrees:

Covenant University (Nigeria) – Master of Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) – Master of Science in Professional Studies 
Doane University (USA) – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Curtin University (Australia) – Master of Predictive Analytics (Finance and Investment Analytics stream)
Deakin University – Master of Business Analytics (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Health Economics (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Information Systems (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Public Health (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Data Analytics (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Cyber Security Professional (Online)
Deakin University – Master of Nutrition and Population Health (On campus)
Galileo University (Guatamala) – Master’s Program in Data Science
Harvard Extension School (USA) – Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon) – Master’s program in Business Administration
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)  – Master’s program in Computer Science
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)  – Master’s program in Mathematics
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)  – Master’s program in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)  – Master’s program in Computer Engineering
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (USA) – Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management 
Reykjavík University (Iceland) – Master’s in Computer Science.
Reykjavík University (Iceland) – Master of Business Management
Reykjavík University (Iceland) – Master of Science (MSc) in Business Management
Reykjavík University (Iceland) – Master of Information Management
Reykjavík University (Iceland) – Master of Science (MSc) in Information Management
RMIT University (Australia) – Master of Data Science
Royal Roads University (Canada) – Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management .
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Master of Business Administration
Universidad Tecnologica (Uruguay) – Program in Data Science 

MicroMasters Program in Principles of Manufacturing – Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX (5)

Converts to the following degrees:

Covenant University (Nigeria) – Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Galileo University (Guatemala)-  Master’s degree in Reengineering and Technologies for Quality Assurance
Galileo University (Guatemala)- Master’s degree in Operations Research
The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) – Master’s degree in Industrial Process Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Master of Science in Professional Studies.
RMIT University (Australia) – Master of Engineering Management
The School of Business at Royal Roads University (Canada) –  Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management.
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – MBA

 

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      Cory Pavicich

      You can also apply your work in the University of Colorado Boulder’s The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning Specialization on Coursera toward 3 graduate teacher credits. You do have to pay for credit, but you don’t have to enroll in any campus programs! https://www.coursera.org/specializations/teacher-sel.

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      Richard Caiquo-Arthur

      Please, how do I identify the masters degree programs among the lot?

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      Muvaffak GOZAYDIN

      Richard, be careful . All above are MOOCs providing credits, not towards degrees . Only degree programs are from Georgia Tech and Uni of Illinois . Even MIT provides master degree with 5 courses online free but 5 courses on campus at $ 30.000 Just look up every entry above . I suggest all top universities mujst provide online degrees . But my personal solution is http://www.worlduniversity.london
      You can take 5 masters degrees if you complete 10 courses selected by the world university .All free too .

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      Josh Escobdo

      The courses in this article are moocs, they do not award “college credits”. It’s pretty important for your visitors to not be misled into taking these & thinking they’re going to get college credit. If they want free college credit they should visit onlinedegree.com, they offer 100% free college credits, 44 credits can be obtained. Courses are self paced (no deadlines, no semesters, enroll anytime), no homework or assignments & best of all they just had all their credits approved to be transferred to over 1,000 U.S. college. One other free option is University of the People, an American accredited online university offering 100% free associate, bachelor, & MBAs to anyone with a high school diploma/GED.

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      Kevin Booth

      Don’t go to the links posted by other commenters, as they are for ‘spam’ links…. shady shady people….

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      Cherole

      Good day

      I need to get started with a course I chose under Havard University titled Children’s rights but I have since responded to an email that required that I confirm my email address but can’t reply.The question is what is the next level.

      THANKS
      CT MAKHELE

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