About Online Learning


What is Online Learning?

Advances in digital learning have enabled the flexible delivery of high-quality education programs at any hour of the day.  NJIT Online programs are fully accredited high-quality graduate degrees and certificates that are offered by one of the nation’s top public Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) universities.

NJIT Online graduate courses follow a similar format to those that are held in person: they are led by a faculty member who is an expert in the field, utilize textbooks, and often require homework, class participation, and exams.  NJIT Online courses take place in the Moodle open-source online learning platform.  Registered online students log on to Moodle using a NJIT-issued id and password to access lessons, participate in discussion forums, upload assignments, take tests and quizzes, and more. 

While deadlines tend to be scheduled weekly, some courses may require participation in live online discussions or events, and group work may require meetings with classmates outside of the course.

NJIT Online graduate courses are 3 credits and are offered on a regular basis during the typical academic semester calendar - over 15 weeks in the fall (beginning in early September), spring (beginning in late January), and the summer (beginning late May).  The successful student should expect to spend a couple hours a day studying and participating in course work.

About Online Learning 

Fully-Online

Synchronous online learning requires students and instructors to participate in a learning event that occurs at a specific, scheduled time.

Asynchronous online learning utilizes digital learning technologies to enable lessons to be experienced at any time.

NJIT online courses tend to favor the asynchronous model, with various courses including synchronous video sessions and examinations.

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid learning, also referred to as "blended learning," is the term used to describe courses that are delivered both in-person and online. 

Converged Learning

Converged Learning is a new and innovative way of delivering instruction that integrates online and on-ground students into a single learning community, converging the physical and virtual classrooms.  Within the NJIT Converged Learning delivery model, there is no distinction between online and on-ground courses. Curriculum delivery is independent of time and place, allowing for student (and instructor) to attend class in-person or online in either synchronous or asynchronous models.  Visit the NJIT Converged Learning webpage to learn more.

How To Apply

Are you ready to begin advancing your career with a cutting-edge program from NJIT Online?  Use the links below for admission's criteria, an application checklist, and dates and deadlines:

Master's Degree Admissions

Graduate Certificate Admissions

Non-Credit Professional Development Programs Enrollment

Financial Aid

NJIT awards funding to a select number of qualified full-time graduate students.  Eligibility and selection criteria for most types of support are summarized on the Graduate Studies Financial Support webpage.