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Online Catalog

In partnership with Coursera and edX, UC San Diego offers a wide range of massive open online courses (MOOCs) developed by UC San Diego faculty and researchers.

The following types of courses and programs are available:

  • Individual MOOCs– Courses include recorded video lectures, community discussion forums, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments. Courses are free to audit learners or fee-based in order to receive a sharable electronic certificate. 
  • Specializations– A series of MOOCs aimed at mastering specific career skills.  Fee-based learners can receive a Specialization Certificate to share with professional networks and potential employers. 
  • Professional Certificate Programs– A series of courses to build and enhance professional skills in today’s in-demand fields. Fee-based learners can receive a Professional Certificate to share with professional networks and potential employers.
  • MicroMasters Programs– A series of graduate level courses designed to advance a specific career field. Learners may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated Master’s Degree.