Online Degrees from California State University San Marcos

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100% Online Learning

WASC Accredited University

33-Year History

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Your Future Starts Here

Turn your passion into lifelong success with an online degree from California State University San Marcos. Whether you are beginning a new career or want to advance in your field, our programs deliver the specialized knowledge and industry-connected skills you need to make your goals happen. Join our community of learners and find out where a CSUSM degree can take you.

Explore Our Programs

Learn more about CSUSM’s online degrees below to find the option that’s right for you.

Modality: Online

Credits: 120

Duration: 16 months

Develop a deep understanding of crime and social justice through the dual lens of sociology and critical criminology to create positive social change in your community.

Modality: Online

Credits: 38

Duration: 14 months

Advance your nursing career in just three semesters with this flexible, accelerated program designed for registered nurses ready to become healthcare leaders.

Modality: Online

Credits: 30

Duration: 16 months

Meet the demand for literacy experts in California and prepare to lead education initiatives in your school district and beyond.

Modality: Online and on-ground

Credits: 42

Duration: 16 months

Develop effective plans and policies to address public health issues in your community and specialize your studies by choosing a concentration in health promotion and education or global health.

Modality: Online

Credits: 38

Duration: 2–3 years

Enhance your skills and prepare for advancement in cybersecurity with a master’s program recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Learn From Experts

Our courses are led by world-class instructors who are academic experts and experienced professionals–and 100% of full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field. These passionate educators will guide you throughout the program, providing the mentorship and support you need to thrive.

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Online Learning

Ideal for working adults with busy lives, our 100% online programs let you learn from anywhere and study in a format that fits your life. Full- and part-time scheduling is available, and some of our programs offer multiple starts per year to provide maximum flexibility. Plus, personalized academic and career services ensure you have the resources to succeed.

Courses Focused on Your Success

CSUSM online students have the same high-quality education and inclusive experience as on-campus learners. We’ve developed our courses to serve students from all walks of life, so you’ll graduate ready to take your next professional step in our diverse, global society.

Achieve Your Career Goals

The expertise you gain by continuing your education with CSUSM can help you excel in your chosen career. Our programs are designed to respond to societal needs and market demand, preparing you to be a leader and changemaker.

Industry Insights

  • Education: $57,220 per year1
  • Computer and Information Technology: $97,430 per year2
  • Law Enforcement: $66,020 per year3
  • Nursing: $77,600 per year4
  • Public Health: $48,860 per year5

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  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers. Retrieved from