Online Learning

Online Programs

In order to accommodate students with busy schedules, Simpson University offers programs in Degree Completion in an online format. All online courses are completed using Canvas — Simpson University's online learning management system. The Psychology program and the Business Administration program for Degree Completion are currently available in an online format.

  • Each course is five weeks long, running in a Monday through Sunday format.
  • Course work is submitted throughout the course, usually on a weekly basis.
    The following requirements have been created in order to equip you for success in this program.
  • Required Technology


    • Windows 10 or MacOS Catalina (or newer)
    • 8 GB RAM
    • High Speed Internet connection
    • Webcam
    • Speakers
    • Headset with microphone (or laptop with built-in microphone)
    • Printer
    • Access to a scanner (Recommended)
    • Access to a fax (Recommended)


    • Microsoft 365 Apps (free for all Simpson University students) - available for download by signing into with your Simpson student email.
    • Most updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free at
    • Google Chrome Web Browser (free at; Recommended for both Windows and MacOS computers)

    *Please see the download instructions for each program at their respective websites

  • Technology in the Online Program

    Students will use the webcam and headset to connect to Orientation, to make presentations, and for any Microsoft Team calls. The printer will be used for printing forms as needed or printing reading material if the student prefers to read a hard copy of notes. The scanner or fax may be used to return paper forms to Simpson University.

    All papers, spreadsheets and presentations must be in Microsoft Office formats. These programs will be utilized regularly for assignments and are required. Adobe Acrobat Reader is used regularly to view PDF documents used by all of the courses. Simpson University's websites work best with the Google Chrome web browser. Microsoft Teams will be used for voice and optionally video calls between students and professors and administrative staff. YouTube is the standard format for videos that professors may post online for you to view.

  • Student Familiarity with Technology

    Students are required to be familiar with the following processes in order to start the online program:

    • Send and receive email
    • Attach a document to an email
    • Open an attached document from an email
    • Navigate the internet
    • Create and save word processing documents
    • *Use webcam
    • *Download and install required programs listed above

    *Students who are not familiar with Excel, PowerPoint, YouTube or Microsoft Teams will learn these programs as they progress through the major. It will help if you are already familiar with these technologies.

“It has been an excellent opportunity for me to expand my understanding in all of the previous areas mentioned. I feel well prepared to handle whatever comes my way due to the excellent program at Simpson University. Thank you!”

“I feel that I gained so much more than a degree with Simpson University I discovered so many facets to who I am as a person and feel better equipped and prepared to pursue a Graduate degree as well as a career of my dreams. I tell others of my experience at Simpson and have 3 others who I recommended Simpson too, attending the University this year. I will always be grateful for my experience...”

“I would like to thank Simpson for implementing this program and hiring such exceptional staff and faculty. Having my degree has allowed me to obtain a much desired job and with only 60 days at that job, I've already received my first promotion. THANK YOU!!!!!”

“I enjoyed my experience, the staff and the instructors at Simpson in every way. I felt that I was important, and that everyone cared about my success. Some of the experiences and instructors had a very profound affect on my life, my career and who I am. I will forever hold a special place in my heart and mind for Simpson University and those who truly made a difference in my life.”

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