How To Get Free Online College Courses For Credit

Nowadays, an ever increasing number of colleges are putting forth for-credit programs by means of MOOCs. Simply during the most recent year, Class Central has recorded the dispatch of in excess of 30 new MOOC-based graduate degrees.

A significant number of courses that make up these degree projects are freely accessible to anybody with a web association.

A portion of these courses is “complimentary gifts”, intended to give imminent understudies a sample of what the completely online degree program will resemble. Others, for example, the iMBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Online Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech are full degree programs accessible to review. In any case, others are basically halfway degree programs, which might be changed over to credit adding up to around one semester of a graduate degree program, some at various institutions. This is the model edX presented with its Micro Masters programs.

The catch (and yes, there is a catch) is that in order to convert MOOC coursework into university credit, you have to be enrolled in a program at a university. And that usually means going through an admissions process and paying tuition. Still, it is significant that the general public can audit the very same courses that paying students are taking for credit.

Class Central recently updated our list of all the courses we could find that are part of for-credit programs and are still free to access. Our search turned up more than 400 courses, on topics spanning technology, business, the arts, and the humanities. We’ve grouped them by subject and, where possible, by the degree programs they are part of.

Below is the full list of for-credit MOOCs that you can still access for free.

Computer Science & Technology

  1. Integrated Digital Media Master’s, New York University via edX (4)
  2. Creative Coding from New York University (NYU)
  3. Theories of Media and Technology from New York University (NYU)
  4. Media Law from New York University (NYU)
  5. Integrated Digital Media Capstone from New York University (NYU)

Master of Computer Science, Columbia University via edX

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) from Columbia University
  2. Machine Learning from Columbia University
  3. Robotics from Columbia University
  4. Animation and CGI Motion from Columbia University

Master of Computer Science, Curtin University via edX

  1. How to Code: Complex Data from The University of British Columbia
  2. Software Engineering: Introduction from the University of British Columbia
  3. How to Code: Simple Data from The University of British Columbia
  4. Software Construction: Data Abstraction from the University of British Columbia
  5. Software Construction: Object-Oriented Design from the University of British Columbia
  6. Software Development Capstone Project from the University of British Columbia

Master of Computer Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

  1. Cloud Computing Concepts: Part 2 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  2. Cloud Networking from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. Data Mining Capstone from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. Text Mining and Analytics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  5. Cloud Computing Applications, Part 2: Big Data and Applications in the Cloud from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  6. Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1: Cloud Systems and Infrastructure from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  7. Text Retrieval and Search Engines from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  8. Data Visualization from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  9. Cluster Analysis in Data Mining from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  10. Cloud Computing Concepts, Part 1 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  11. Pattern Discovery in Data Mining from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  12. Cloud Computing Project from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign