Programs

Columbia University has expanded its online learning offerings through various certifications, degree programs, and non-degree programs. Our aim is to provide professional development and higher education opportunities.

Currently, students are able to enroll into a variety of online programs which ranges from technical, social work, health technologies, environmental sustainability, and leadership to a variety of other professional development programs. Explore our current online degree programs, hybrid master’s degree programs, and non-degree certification professional development programs in the following schools at Columbia University.

School of Engineering & Applied Science – Columbia Video Network

Columbia Engineering, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science at Columbia University in the City of New York, prepares talented students to become innovative, socially responsible leaders in industry, government, and academia. Our education is grounded in the fundamental principles and creative approaches of engineering, while being critically informed by the broader perspective of a distinguished liberal arts education. This interdisciplinary education mission is enriched by a research endeavor focused on expanding the knowledge base of engineering and creating technological solutions that serve society. Columbia students, faculty, and alumni strive to improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally with their enthusiasm to learn, to question, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing current and future challenges.

Explore online programs across the following fields: Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Data Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

School of Social Work

Columbia University’s School of Social Work has been a leader in social work education and research since 1898. It joins rigorous academic theory with real-world practice to enhance the welfare of citizens and communities around the world. The School’s award-winning online campus uses innovative technology to engage students around the country. The program is the only Ivy-League Master’s of Social Work program available online. Live online classes allow students to interact with each other and with their instructors in real time. Before and after class, students complete their classwork using an online learning management system that permits them to access readings, view mini video lectures, and participate in discussion forums with their classmates. Guest lectures provide exposure to the School’s extensive network of social work leaders across the United States and around the world. Students are also given ample opportunity to interact with the School’s 17,000+ strong alumni community, which can be helpful for finding employment after graduation.

School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University spans the continuum from high school and pre-college students through lifelong learners with innovative and market-driven offerings at the highest levels of academic excellence. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education, informed by rapidly evolving global market needs, that supports the academic and professional aspirations of our student community. Our vision is to become the premier destination for professional education by generating interdisciplinary thought leadership, developing innovative pedagogy, and advancing globally competitive academic solutions for ambitious agents of change and impact.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Statistics offers its M.A. program in a partially online format, offering students greater flexibility in completing the M.A. Degree.  The first semester only of the hybrid program is offered online.  The remaining courses are completed on campus, during which time the hybrid students are completely integrated into the resident program.  The degree requirements and the actual diploma/M.A. Degree rewarded are identical for both the hybrid online/on-campus program and the regular on-campus program.

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School’s Online Executive Education Programs offer a return on learning without having to leave home. There is no scheduling conflict when it comes to advancement. These are not just online courses- this is technology putting you at the center of business. CBS Executive Education programs create a forum for learners to meet other executives where they are and connect with thought leadership, diverse talent, and a vast community of leaders. Learners obtain strategic and global leadership essentials, participate in live sessions with faculty members, and have the opportunity to network with other participants. The new online programs meet the professional development needs of busy executives, encouraging focused learning and interaction with faculty members and other participants in the virtual space.

Earth Institute

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability is dedicated to the development of a rich, robust and vibrant world within which we can secure a sustainable future. Through a diverse array of strategic partners in science, education and outreach, the center builds unique programs that promote human well-being through the preservation, restoration and management of biodiversity and the services our ecosystems provide.

Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) plays a leading role in global health issues, in particular, capacity building. About 30 percent of P&S students participate in international programs, and almost 50 percent of third-year dental students participate in the school’s global health externships. The nursing school has research and teaching partnerships with schools and clinics in Bangladesh, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, and Taiwan. Mailman School of Public Health has programs in more than 100 countries across the globe. Explore CUMC’s Certificate of Achievement in Health Information Technology.