Eastern Michigan University

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EMU-Online and Independent Learning
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a public, comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences, and professions. Founded in 1849, the University comprises more than 24,000 students, who are served by 680 full-time faculty members as well as 1,200 staff members—on campus, off campus, and electronically. EMU offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral, and certificate programs in its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology.

Eastern Michigan University continues to be the largest producer of educational personnel in the United States, including the largest producer of special education personnel, mathematics teachers, and science teachers, and is among the top ten producers of educational administrators. The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eastern Michigan University's Continuing Education Office offers programs and courses online, at off-campus locations throughout the state, on weekends, in the evenings during the week, and in accelerated formats.

Distance Learning Program

EMU's Distance Education program offers students two convenient distance learning options. First, EMU's online courses allow students to attend class when it's convenient for their busy schedule—early in the morning, during the weekend, or even at 2 a.m. Whether students live just 5 or 500 miles from EMU's campus, they are able to learn conveniently, using a computer from their home, office, hotel room, military base, or "virtually" any other location in the world. Second, Independent Learning courses allow students to enroll anytime, learn at their own pace, avoid commuting and parking inconveniences, satisfy general education requirements, and submit course work via Internet, fax, or U.S. mail.

Delivery Media

Courses are delivered via World Wide Web, videotapes and DVDs, and print. Students may interact via e-mail, World Wide Web, mail, telephone, or fax.

Programs of Study

EMU-Online offers the Master of Arts in educational media and technology; Master of Science in engineering management; Master of Science in human nutrition; Master of Science in human nutrition through the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD); Master of Science in quality; Bachelor of Science in dietetics (CPD); Bachelor of Science in technology management (degree-completion program); graduate certificate in educational media and technology; graduate certificate in geographic information systems (GIS) for educators; and graduate certificate in human resource management.

Special Programs

Prior Learning and Portfolio Development is offered to students seeking credit for prior learning through portfolio assessment. A free workshop helps students identify competencies and document experience to create a portfolio to present for assessment by faculty members in appropriate departments.

Student Services

Distance learners can complete their online education entirely via the Internet. Registration, book buying, discussions, homework assignments, library services, and exams are all available at the click of a computer mouse.

Credit Options

Students may transfer credits from another institution or may earn credits through examinations, portfolio assessment, military training, or business training.


More than 200 faculty members from EMU's academic departments currently teach online, and Independent Learning courses at EMU.


Students may register by World Wide Web, mail, fax, and e-mail and in person.

Tuition and Fees

Out-of-state students can take EMU-Online courses at in-state tuition rates. In 2005–06, per-credit-hour rates for Michigan and Ohio residents were $182.10 for all levels (100–400) of undergraduate courses, $326.60 for lower-level (500–600) graduate courses, and $376 for upper-level (700–999) graduate courses.

A registration fee of $40 per semester and a general fee of $21 per credit hour are also assessed. Other fees include $110 for late registration, $10 per credit hour for technology, $27 for payment plan (for fall/winter only), $33 per month for late payments, and $20 for returned checks and declined charge cards. Program support fees also apply and vary by program. In addition to tuition and other applicable fees, online students are assessed an additional $40-per-credit-hour program fee. For specific continuing education program fees, candidates should visit http://www.emich.edu/controller/sbs/tutfee.htm.

All tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the EMU Board of Regents without prior notice and at any time.

Financial Aid

For financial aid information, students should visit http://www.emich.edu/finaid/ or call 734-487-0455.


For information on undergraduate admissions, prospective students should visit http://www.emich.edu/ admissions or call 800-GO-TO-EMU (toll-free).

Each graduate program has its own requirements for admissions. Students should contact the graduate coordinator in their department of interest to determine which of these are required. For more information, students should call 800-GO-TO-EMU (toll-free).


EMU-Online and Independent Learning
Continuing Education
Eastern Michigan University
101 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Phone: 800-777-3521 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.emuonline.edu

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