Mayville State University has been recognized as one of the most affordable and best colleges offering online degrees and higher learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools, College Atlas, and other sources. Mayville State University's online bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Business Administration, and Special Education have been recognized for high-quality and affordability by a number of organizations. Mayville State University offers 13 online and distance degree programs, two online certificates, and many online classes and other professional development opportunities.  

Mayville State University's distance Elementary Education program provides unique opportunities for place-bound, adult learners around North Dakota and nearby states to live and work in their communities while taking online and evening classes to earn their teaching degrees. Read the January 25, 2020, MSU President's Column to learn more about this exciting opportunity! 

Mayville State University has a full-time advisor on the Lake Region State College and Williston State College campus to better serve students throughout North Dakota. Additionally, online advisors are available to support online students with academic and student support advising. Mayville State University takes pride in the attentive advising provided to students. Mayville State is a small campus, and extends its history of personal service to our online and distance students.  You are not just a number at Mayville State University!  

At Mayville State, credits do not expire!  Your credits will transfer from accredited institutions, even if you completed coursework 10, 15, or 25+ years ago!  Check out the reasons to choose MSU Online degrees below.  

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Extended Learning
Mayville State University
Main Building 104
330 Third Street NE
Mayville, ND 58257

Toll-Free: 1-800-437-4104
Phone: 701-788-4667 
Fax: 701-788-4656

Business Hours

September - May: 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

May - August: 
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Course Bulletin

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Spring 2021 Bulletin



2019-2020 Extended
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Mayville State’s Extended Learning programs combine the flexibility of online and distance programs with the student-focused instruction of its on-campus programs.

Personal Attention: Distance class sizes are small, typically around 25 students per class section.  You will receive personal attention from our experienced, helpful instructors.  

Quality Instructors: The majority of our distance class instructors are full-time, on-campus instructors. This means you are receiving quality instruction from experienced university instructors.

Academic programs: Mayville State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Mayville State University is part of the North Dakota University system, and MSU is one of North Dakota's original colleges, since its establishment within the State Constitution in 1889. For more than a century, Mayville State has been training teachers and other professionals while maintaining the highest standards. 

Affordable: Mayville State University has been recognized as one of the most affordable online colleges by CollegeAtlas (2018).  Mayville State offers a high quality education at an affordable distance tuition and fee rate of $314.65 per semester hour.

Online Advisors: Online students are assigned a full-time academic advisor to aid in successful completion of your degree plan. 

Click on the menu on the right of this page for more online classes information. Contact us to talk about how Mayville State Extended Learning courses and programs can help you grow professionally, personally, and academically.



What’s important for my students is having the chance to advance their careers through research opportunities. They might not get or have access to those at other institutions. They can present their work at local, regional, and international levels. Imagine that scope!

- Dr. Joseph Mehus