Where can I find more information about the M.A.S. program and CSU Online?

While the M.A.S. program is very similar whether you’re pursuing it online or on-campus, there are a few differences. To learn more about CSU Online course registration and how the online program is run, please visit the CSU Online website.

How do online courses work?

Nearly all of the courses in the M.A.S. program consist of a combination of online and on-campus students. All lectures are recorded in a special classroom with on-campus students in attendance. The recorded lectures are made available to online students via Canvas, our learning platform. Students may view lectures live or at a later time. When viewed live, online students can communicate with the instructor and students on-campus. All course resources are made available via Canvas.

Can I interact with the instructor or on-campus students?

Students may get help either via office hours or online discussions. Online discussions are monitored by the instructor and the graduate teaching assistant, who is typically a student in our PhD program. Other students in the class are welcome and encouraged to answer questions on discussions. We believe that students helping students can be a useful learning experience. We try to use these discussions to promote communication between online and on-campus students. Some students find that they live near each other and can schedule meetups to study for exams. Online students can attend office hours with their instructor by phone or Skype. There is also an online conferencing tool within Canvas.

Where can I find course descriptions?

You can find course descriptions for our non-credit courses, MSSA and CSSA, here and here.

You can find course descriptions for our credit STAA courses here.

I still have questions about online M.A.S. courses.

CSU Online has their own page devoted to Frequently Asked Questions.

Do I need a proctor for online courses?

Many of our STAA courses require a proctor. We are unable to utilize ProctorU since we send a PDF of the exam to proctors, which then needs to be printed. When choosing a proctor keep the following in mind:

Proctors may be:  college or university testing center representatives, librarians, military educators, continuing education officers, school counselors, school principals and county extension agents. These individuals must not be related to you or have any type of personal relationship with you.

Proctors may not be:  related to the student in any way; or fellow students, subordinates of the student, co-workers, peers, neighbors, friends, colleagues, school teachers.

When you’ve selected a proctor, please submit their information using this form. DO NOT use the CSU Online proctor form!

I'm a current CSU Online student. Where can I find information about online logistics?

There is an abundance of information at the CSU Online Current Students page.

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have academic-related questions, please contact Kirsten Eilertson at kirsten.eilertson@colostate.edu.

If you have logistical questions related to applying, registration, etc., please contact Alex Peitsmeyer at alex.peitsmeyer@colostate.edu.