Learning your way, on your time.

Whether it’s a single course or a degree program, Northern gives you what you need most: options.

New Adjunct Faculty

Northern State University new adjunct faculty members may visit New Online Adjunct Faculty for resources and instructions.

Unleash Your Potential!

At Northern, you'll have the flexibility and convenience to design a schedule that fits your unique educational needs. You can:

  • Choose from a wide variety of courses. Contact Online and Continuing Education for a complete listing!
  • Learn from first-class faculty members who are friendly and accessible.
  • Take advantage of our competitive tuition with no additional fees or out-of-state differential:
    • Undergraduate - $354.75 per credit hour
    • Graduate - $470.45 per credit hour
  • Explore our continuing education workshops and professional development opportunities!

Explore our Degrees!

Apply and Get Started

Apply for Admission

Apply for admission to online education

The first step in enrolling for an online program or course is to complete the online application!

Non-Degree Seeking

Apply with the Non-Degree-Seeking Application

This form is for students who wish to take classes off campus, online, or at Huron Community Campus or other approved locations - without applying for admission.

graduate studies

Apply for Graduate Studies/Masters

Already have a degree? Explore our graduate programs and apply now!

Returning Students

If you've attended any S.D. Board of Regents school; discontinued enrollment; and now wish to re-enroll, submit a completed Readmission Form.

Active Duty Military

Active Reservist & National Guard

Active Duty Dependent Spouse or Child

Dependent Spouse/Child of Veteran or Descendant of POW/MIA

S.D. Teachers & Educators

Faculty-Led Travel

​Northern offers a variety of unique opportunities for students and community members to study and learn inside and outside the United States. These opportunities are led by experienced faculty and come with the option to enroll in credit-bearing courses.


See Upcoming Faculty-Led Travel Trips

Contact Us

Office of Online and Continuing Education

Krikac Administration Building 116

1200 S. Jay St. Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2568

Fax: 605-626-2542

​Email: online@northern.edu

State Authorization

State Authorization and Contact for Complaints: Non-South Dakota residents applying for admission to an NSU online degree program are asked to check state authorization information.