Elms Online

Online Learning

Elms College offers certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degree programs 100% online. Whether you're at home, on the road, balancing work and personal demands, Elms Online can help you advance your education to reach your professional goals; finish your degree, change your career, advance your career.

These online programs are taught by the same faculty who teach on the Elms College and community college partner campuses - your online accredited certificate or degree is the same one our on-campus students receive.

Elms College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top 25 Best Regional Colleges in the North in U.S.News 2015 World Report. 

Elms Online Programs


Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

Associate's Degree:

Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

Bachelor's Degree Completion:

Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Healthcare Management (HCM)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MRKT)
Management and Marketing

Second Bachelor's Degree:

Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

How It Works

You enter the program with the required Associate’s degree or course prerequisites, satisfy the Elms’ core requirements, and complete all course requirements of your specific degree program.  All programs follow a cohort model. Students progress through the courses and curriculum with a core group of students providing a network for formal and informal peer interaction and networking.

You complete your coursework in eleven-eight week sessions over a 22-month period.

Classes start late August/early September of each academic year and continue throughout the calendar year. 

When you complete your selected program you are awarded the appropriate certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. The Elms Online programs meet all the general requirements of Elms College. 

Who Is Eligible?

Students who have earned an associate’s degree from any accredited institution are eligible to apply to the bachelor’s degree completion programs.  Candidates for the certificate or associate degree programs must satisfy the specific program course prerequisites.  

Elms College reserves the right to accept students based on state eligibility requirements. States require authorization for outside states to operate online programs within their borders; authorization requirements vary from state to state. If you are not a resident of Massachusetts you should check your state regulations regarding online degrees.

Are you new to Online Learning?

Elms Online classes typically use an asynchronous format. Students complete classes at a time and pace most convenient to their schedule. Each online course also includes discussion forums scheduled weekly in real-time/synchronous, online and videoconferencing chats.

Elms College utilizes Moodle, an e-learning platform to deliver all course content: syllabi, blogs, chats, adobe connect access or similar web interface, class meeting notes, quizzes, tests, grades, lessons, presentations and evaluation to list a few.  Using Moodle, Elms Online students can work collaboratively online, sharing course materials, group assignments and projects.  Online classroom technology support is provided by Elms College IT staff. 

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