Online Learning

While picturesque views of the North Georgia mountains are one of the best parts of being a Piedmont student, we understand that visiting or attending campus in person may not work for you. That’s why Piedmont offers an expanding selection of online degree program options.

No matter where in the world they call home, our online students enjoy the quintessential Piedmont experience, defined by small class sizes and personalized attention from faculty. In this environment, students make meaningful connections with themselves, their coursework, and one another — all from the convenience of home.

To ensure the best experience for our online students, online programs are restricted to non-residential Piedmont students with at least 30 hours of college credits.


Online programs are restricted to non-residential students with at least 30 hours of college credits only.

Undergraduate Programs

Criminal Justice

Business Administration

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Graduate Programs

Education Programs

Elementary Education, MA, MAT

Educational Studies, MA

Gifted Education, MA

Middle Grades Education, MA, MAT

Secondary Education, MA, MAT

Special Education, MA

Special Education, MAT

Professional Endorsement in Autism Education

Professional Endorsement in Gifted Education

Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction

Other Programs

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Piedmont University participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and has been approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC), which is recognized by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) for the Southeastern region as the State Portal Entity for Georgia.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are three types of online courses: online synchronous (SYNC), online asynchronous (ASYNC), and hybrid.

An online synchronous (SYNC) course holds no face-to-face sessions; however, a minimum 25 percent of course sessions are conducted synchronously (at the same time online). Online courses use the current, official college learning management system as the primary platform for content delivery and communication.

An online asynchronous (ASYNC) course holds no face-to-face or synchronous (at the same time online) sessions. Online courses use the current, official college learning management system as the primary platform for content delivery and communication.

A hybrid course (HYB) holds a minimum 25 percent (25%) of meetings face-to-face, with the remaining course sessions held online either synchronously or asynchronously. An initial, introductory face-to-face or online meeting may or may not be required. Hybrid courses use the current, official college learning management system as the primary platform for content delivery and communication.

Yes. A full list of technical requirements to participate on online or hybrid courses can be found here.

The primary cost savings in an online program versus a residential program is you do not have to be on campus for courses. While there is no difference in cost for a graduate program, undergraduate programs online do offer discounted per-hour tuition rates. For a full list of the most recent tuition and fees, go here.