About Us


UTEP’s suite of online programs was launched in 2015 with the goal of providing access to an exceptional higher education to a diverse, nontraditional, underserved audience including military service members and adult learners who are unable to come to campus. Extended University coordinates back-end services for these programs with UTEP’s academic colleges. Extended University also oversees the activities of UTEP’s Professional and Public Programs and the Center for Instructional Design.

All the online programs offered are of the same great quality and academic rigor as face-to-face degree programs and are taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus courses. One other unique aspect of our online programs is that we firmly believe that all online students should have access to the same services as our on-campus students. Therefore, we provide personalized guidance to students during each stage of their interactions with us: an enrollment counselor helps students through the application process, at which point a student success advisor guides UTEP students through their program. Learn more about enrollment counselors and student success advisors.