Academic Program Delivery Methods

Portland State offers various instructional delivery formats for our academic programs. These delivery formats are specific to the percent of online vs. in-person courses that a student is required to to meet the requirements for a specific academic program.

Online

The program offers a fully online pathway of courses to degree or certification. Students are charged a $35 Online Fee for each credit hour of online courses. 

Flexible

The program offers a partially online pathway of courses to degree or certification. Students are charged a $35 Online Fee for each credit hour of online courses. The remaining courses in the pathway are taught in-person on campus.

On Campus

The program offers a fully on site pathway of courses with instruction delivered in-person at the scheduled time. This is the traditional on-campus learning experience.


During the COVID-19 pandemic Portland State University has shifted to remote instruction. The Course Delivery Methods offered are related, but different from the general delivery formats of academic programs. At the point of registration enrolled students will be able to view the Course Delivery Format for courses and make selections based on the course.