Online Courses


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Duke University and Duke Continuing Studies offer a wide selection of online educational options. Whether you are looking to develop your professional skills, complete a certificate, or simply take advantage of free courses offered by world class scholars, Duke University has something for you.


Duke Continuing Studies Online Courses

Behavioral Finance (Certificate) - NEW
Business Analysis (Certificate)
Business Communication (Certificate)
Cloud Computing (Certificate) - NEW
Data, Statistical Inference, and Modeling
Digital Media and Marketing (Certificate Program)
Legal Nurse Consulting (Certificate)
Management Accounting (Certificate) - NEW
Nonprofit Management (Courses)

Paralegal Studies (Certificates)
Project Management (Certificate)


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Duke University Summer Session welcomes Duke undergraduates, Duke alumni, and visiting students from other colleges and universities. Enroll in Summer Session and join us for an unforgettable summer. See Duke Summer Session. The following “for credit” classes are scheduled to be offered online in summer 2015.

  • EDUC 241  Promising Paradigms: Issues and Innovations in American Classrooms.  (cross-listed as Public Policy Studies 245) 
  • ENGLISH 290S Writing the Experience: Civic Engagement and Creative Nonfiction
  • PUBPOL 290S  Writing for Public Policy.
  • STA 104 Data Analysis and Statistical Inference.
  • WRITING 270 Composing the Internship Experience: Digital Rhetoric and Social Media Discourse


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Duke University, in partnership with Coursera, a California-based education company, offers free online courses in a wide range of subjects. Coursera offerings with Duke faculty include:

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior – Professor Dan Ariely
Advertising and Society – Professor William M. O’Barr
Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach – Professor Roger Barr
The Brain and Space – Professor Jennifer M. Groh
The Challenges of Global Health – Professor David Boyd
Data Analysis and Statistical Inference* - Professor Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
English Composition I: Achieving Expertise – Professor Denise Comer
Foundations of Neuroscience for Perception and Action – Professor Leonard E. White
Image and Video Processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the hospital – Professor Guillarmo Sapiro
Introduction to Astronomy – Professor Ronen Plesser
Introduction to Chemistry: Structure and Solutions – Professor Dorian Canelas
Introduction to Chemistry: Reactions and Ratios – Professor Dorian Canelas
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution – Professor Mohamed Noor
Medical Neuroscience – Professor Leonard E. White
Responding to 9/11 – Professor David Schanzer
Sports and Society – Professor Orin Starn
Teaching Statistical Thinking Part 1 – Professors Dalene Stangl, Kate Allman, and Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue – Professors Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Ram Neta
Visual Perception and the Brain – Professor Dale Purves

See a list of all Duke MOOCs.

*If you are interested in the Data Analysis and Statistical Inference course listed above but would like expanded learning opportunities along with a certificate with Continuing Education Units from Duke University, consider enrolling in Introduction to Data, Statistical Inference, and Modeling, an affordable noncredit offering.