Many universities offer online courses for credit. Class Central has already compiled 70+ MOOC-based master’s degrees. Many of the courses in these online degree programs are publicly available: anyone with an internet connection can take them.

Some of these courses are “freebies” meant to give prospective students a taste of what the full online degree would be like. Others, like edX's MicroMasters, are essentially partial degree programs, equivalent to about one semester of university. And others, like Illinois' iMBA and Georgia Tech's OMSCS, are full degree programs that can be audited for free online.

The catch (yes, there's a catch) is that in order to convert online coursework into university credit, you have to enroll in the corresponding university. And that usually means going through an admissions process and paying tuition.

That said, by making these courses free-to-audit, universities are giving online learners the same learning opportunities afforded to students taking the courses for credit.

At Class Central, we're constantly updating our catalog of over 150K courses. Searching through our database, we were able to compile a list of more than 850 online courses that are part of a for-credit online program, but that you can also audit for free.


To make the list easy to navigate, we've grouped the courses by subject and sorted them according to the total number of courses offered. Click on a subject to jump to the corresponding section:

Computer Science

Master's degrees

Master of Computer and Information Technology

Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS)

Master of Computer Science

Masters Degree in Information Technology Leadership

Master’s Degree in IT Management

Bachelor's degrees

Bachelor of Computer Science


Predictive Analytics using Python

Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms and Data Structures

Quantum Technology: Computing

Quantum Technology: Detectors and Networking

Internet of Things (IoT)

Information Systems

Information Systems


Programming & Data Structures

Computer Science Fundamentals

Introduction to Information Technology

Health & Medicine

Master's degrees

Master of Public Health

Global Master of Public Health (GMPH)

MSc Nursing

MSc End of Life Studies

Bachelor's degrees

One Health Graduate Certificate


Healthcare Administration

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive

Healthcare Administration


Anatomy and Physiology Essentials



Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals

Statistics Fundamentals


Master's degrees

Master of Science in Management

Online Master's of Accounting (iMSA)

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management

Master’s Degree in Leadership: Service Innovation

Master of Business Administration (Artificial Intelligence)

MA Management (Advanced Standing)

Master of Business Administration

MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

MSc Global Logistics

MBA International Human Resource Management

Master of Business Administration (Cyber Security Management)

Master of Business Administration (Health Care Sector)

Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Master of Business Administration (Sustainable Tourism)

Masters Degree in Leadership

Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA)

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master’s Degree in Accounting

Master of Business Administration

MSc Project Management

Bachelor's degrees

PgC Human Resource Management

PgC Global Development Management

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

BA International Business (Top Up)

BA Management and Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership


Business Analytics

Business Management

International Hospitality Management


Supply Chain Management

Business Fundamentals

Global Business Leadership and Management

Business Leadership

Corporate Innovation

Digital Product Management

Digital Leadership

Digital Transformation Leadership


MBA Core Curriculum

Liderazgo y trabajo en equipo en grupos de mejora continua

Innovación y emprendimiento

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Project Management

Design Thinking


Marketing in a Digital World

Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change


Gestión de servicios: diseño de experiencias exitosas

Marketing Analytics

Organizational Psychology


Marketing Essentials

Business Analytics Foundations

Financial Accounting and Analysis


Bachelor's degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences


Master's degrees

Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Principles of Manufacturing

Nanoscience and Technology

Reliability and Decision Making in Engineering Design

Structural Design

Materials Engineering for Intelligent Infrastructure

Solar Energy Engineering


Master's degrees

MSc Construction Management with BIM

MSc Construction Project and Cost Management


Water and Global Human Health

Economics and Policies for a Circular Bio-Economy

Business and Operations for a Circular Bio-Economy

Sustainable Agribusiness

Emerging Automotive Technologies

Siembra Directa: agricultura productiva sustentable


University Chemistry


Education & Teaching

Master's degrees

Masters Degree in Digital Learning Leadership

Bachelor's degrees

PgC Online and Distance Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education


Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement

Instructional Design and Technology

e-Learning: crea actividades y contenidos para la enseñanza virtual

Social Sciences

Master's degrees

MSc Disaster Management and Resilience

MSc Emergency Management and Resilience

Masters Degree in Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

MSc Mental Health

MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing


Sustainable Energy

Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research

Water and Wastewater Treatment

International Legal Studies

International Law

Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability

Derechos humanos: desafíos contemporáneos

Art & Design


Writing for Performance and the Entertainment Industries

Integrated Digital Media

UX Design and Evaluation

Design et Évaluation UX

Data Science

Master's degrees

Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics)

Master of Computer Science in Data Science

Master of Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science


Statistics and Data Science

Data Science

Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods

Big Data Technology


Big Data

Fundamentos de investigación en ciencias de la salud


Elements of Data Science


Master's degrees

Maestría en Ingeniería de Software


Software Development

Cloud Computing

Software Testing and Verification


Full Stack Cloud Application Development

Introduction to Databases

Data Management with Python and SQL

Personal Development


Habilidades profesionales: negociación y liderazgo

Humanities & Soft Skills


Business and Professional Communication for Success

Information Literacy

Information Security (InfoSec)

Master's degrees

Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity)

MSc Cyber Security




Cybersecurity Fundamentals