About Extended Campus


Since 1976, MSU Denver's Extended Campus Program has served the needs of adult learners who live and work throughout the Denver metropolitan area. At Extended Campus, we are committed to delivering Colorado's best value in higher education to a diverse and geographically widespread metropolitan community. Our mission is to make higher education convenient for students who are balancing family, work, and community obligations.

Degree Completion Programs

Extended Campus offers degree completion programs and a complete array of general education classes at its satellite campus, MSU Denver South Campus in the Denver Technology Center at I-25 and Orchard Road.

Convenient Schedule

Full-term semester classes (16 weeks) are scheduled in the evenings, generally one day per week; many classes are offered on weekends in an accelerated 8-week format (Saturdays), and in a variety of other scheduling formats available to meet the needs of working adults.  (View the current class schedule, Spring 2017 Extended Campus Class Schedule‌ online.)  In addition, we offer correspondence courses and professional development continuing education classes designed to accommodate adult students and their busy schedules.

Outreach Programs

Extended Campus also administers specialized educational outreach programs including the Alternative Licensure ProgramStudy Abroad, Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, MSU Denver at Detroit Institute of Music Education, and the RN to BSN Degree Completion Program in partnership with the local community college system.

Adult Learning

Extended Campus students, primarily working adults, reflect a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and educational goals.  As older students, they bring a host of life experiences to the classroom, making them active participants in the learning experience. This past year more than 5,000 students registered for credit courses through Extended Campus.

Quality Faculty

Our faculty, many of whom also teach on the main (downtown Auraria) campus, offer a combination of scholarly training, real-world experience, and teaching skill. Through this community of faculty and students, you'll acquire the know-how and connections you need for success in work and life.

Transform Your Life

At MSU Denver, you can transform your life. Whether you want to start or resume college, or want to do something completely new, you control your future. You bring the talent and the motivation; MSU Denver's Extended Campus Program delivers the practical, individualized education that you need in today's complex job market.

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