Distance and Extended Learning

302 Academic Services Building North
Telephone: 512-245-2322 Fax: 512-245-8934
Toll-free: 800-511-8656

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning, in addition to administering the self-paced correspondence, extension, and continuing education programs, provides information on Texas State's distance learning programs, courses, initiatives, and resources.

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning provides the Texas State community with an array of educational options through three program areas:Mission Statement

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning expands access to academic credit learning experiences and lifelong learning opportunities for students through distance learning, extended studies, and continuing education.

Core Values

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning achieves its mission through strong collaboration among our team and other departments on campus; mutual respect for faculty, staff, and students; effective and accurate communication; and conscientious action in our daily operations. 

Distance Learning Programs

At Texas State, online learning reflects our passion for teaching and learning, the courage and discipline to prioritize, a deep commitment to core values, and the allocation of resources where we can deliver superior performance and distinctive impact. Texas State offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees via online learning, all of which are developed and taught by our university faculty. These degree programs require formal admission to the university, and applicants must meet Texas State's general admission requirements, as well as those specified by the individual degree program.  A list of those distance learning programs, see the graduate and undergraduate programs list at https://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/students/program-offerings.html

The university offers many courses and programs via distance learning and extended hours on evenings and weekends at the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses.

All graduate courses and programs offered to distance learners carry the same course number, title, and description as those offered at the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses.

For F-1 international students, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per term may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken online or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination, or other purposes integral to completion of the class.

Courses offered at a distance are identified each term in the Texas State Schedule of Classes and on CatsWeb. For more information on distance and extended learning at Texas State, visit http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu.