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

Elms online programs meet all the general requirements of Elms College. Courses are taught by Elms faculty and faculty based at our community college partner campuses. Your experience earning an accredited certificate or degree online is the same world-class education our on-campus students receive.

How It Works

  • You may apply to a program with the required official high school or GED transcript (certificate program) or an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree
  • Satisfy the Elms core requirements
  • Complete your specific degree program or certificate course requirements
  • When you complete your selected program you are awarded the appropriate certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree

Program Schedule

  • 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 degree program in ten-eight week sessions over a 20-month period
  • You complete your associate’s degree program in eleven-eight week sessions over a 21-month period
  • Classes start late August/early September of each academic year and continue throughout the calendar year

Who Can Apply?

You may apply to a program with the required official high school or GED transcript (for certificates) or an associate degree, or bachelor’s degree, satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the prescribed curriculum of your specific degree program. When you finish the degree or certificate program, you will be awarded the appropriate degree or certificate.

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.

Requirements for SLPA vary by state. Prior to enrolling in this program, students must contact the state in which they plan to work to determine its specific SLPA requirements.

Are you new to online learning?

Students complete online classes at a time and pace most convenient to their schedule. SLPA courses also includes discussion forums scheduled weekly online in real time/synchronous, online and videoconferencing chats.

Elms College uses 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 evaluations, 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.

Have a complaint?

If you are a non-Massachusetts resident, click here to learn about our complaint procedure for online courses.

Minimum Technology Requirements for Online Courses

Windows Minimum Requirements

Processor1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Memory512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Internet BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome

Mac Minimum Requirements

Processor1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
Memory512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Internet BrowserMozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome

Mobile Minimum Requirements

Apple Supported devicesiPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (4th & 5th generations)
Apple Supported iOSiOS 6 and higher
Android supported devicesMotorola DROID RAZR MAXX, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4, Nexus 7 tablet
Internet BrowserMozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Android supported OS2.3.4 and higher