The Office of Continuing and Distance Education

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education (OCDE) expands access to Kent State University resources in Ohio and beyond.

Credit courses, conferences, professional development programs and more are offered on campus or online to meet the unique educational and professional development needs of traditional students, working professionals and adult learners.

We build on university strengths in business, health and bio-sciences, technology, education, communication and information, and other areas to turn ideas into new programs for continuing education.

Continuing and distance education courses are an excellent way to stay on top of your industry or to continue the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for personal growth and development.


Kent State Online

Kent State University is a pioneer in online and distance education, offering its first online programs more than 15 years ago. Kent State now offers more than 30 degree and certificate programs online, unmatched by most peer universities.

Kent State Online brings together online programs and assistance for students, faculty, the community, and global audiences. 

Online Degrees and Programs -- Earn your degree anytime, anywhere, with Kent State University's online graduate degree and certificate programs offered by the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. 

Online Teaching Support for Faculty -- Online courses are an essential part of Kent State's educational offerings. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves all faculty with assistance in building, teaching, and designing online courses; as well as, provides an extensive network of support with the Online Learning Team. 

Online Learning Support for Students -- We know taking a class online is different than in the classroom. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves all students by providing information regarding basic technological skills you need to participate in an online course, expected course workload, and strategies for becoming a successful online student.