Some schools that offer distance learning courses and degrees include Pennsylvania State University, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Extension School. Through online schools, students can take individual courses to further their career or enroll in a certificate, bachelor, master or doctoral degree program.
Pennsylvania State University offers online courses through its World Campus. Examples of programs include Liberal Arts and Communication, Education and Technology and Sciences. University of Massachusetts Online offers degree programs that can be completed entirely online or through a blend of online and classroom courses. Examples of course topics include Applied Linguistics, Community Health, History and Marketing. Harvard Extension School offers online courses that have weekly live meeting times and those that are self-paced. Some online courses may require an in-person intensive weekend.