About UNM's Accelerated Online Programs


Thinking about getting a degree? Are you wondering whether the benefits outweigh your concerns? What if you are able to take courses online in an eight-week format, with multiple start times, and at a fixed tuition rate? UNM’s Accelerated Online Programs are designed with more flexibility than traditional university degrees. Taught by respected UNM faculty, courses use the same rigorous materials as their classroom counterparts. You will experience diverse interactions with classmates and faculty while choosing when and where learning takes place. The Accelerated Online Programs path to degree completion makes educational opportunity a reality for busy adults.


UNM offers a variety of undergraduate degree completion and master’s degree accelerated online programs. Courses are offered in an eight-week format and have multiple start times throughout the year. While the pace is fast and rigorous, accelerated online courses are enormously flexible, allowing a student to pick the best places and times to study. 

Affordable Tuition

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Tuition rates are flat regardless of a student’s residency. For a student accepted into a accelerated online program, the rate is the same whether residing locally, out-of-state or internationally.

Academic Integrity and Course Quality

Accelerated online program courses undergo a rigorous peer-review process following standards endorsed by Quality Matters, the developers of a nationally recognized rubric for best practices in online education. These courses are kept current with content and learning technology updates, ensuring the best learning experience.

Top-Notch Faculty

Accelerated online courses are taught by the same respected UNM faculty teaching on campus.


Want to know more about Accelerated Online Programs? Start by filling out a request for information form. You will be contacted by an enrollment coach.

Are you already admitted to the University of New Mexico? Contact an enrollment coach or reach out to the appropriate academic unit.

Inquiries are always welcome, regardless of where you are in the decision-making process. Contact UNM Online by email at online@unm.edu, by phone at 1-866-869-6040, or by posting a question to the UNMBot featured at online.unm.edu.