WPI Online

WPI Online programs are designed with the working professional in mind. No matter your location or schedule, an advanced degree from WPI is within reach.

For more than forty years, we have delivered superior distance education to graduate students around the world. It is our mission to make sure each student feels connected, supported, and successful. Each student will be assigned to a Student Success Manager who will support your educational journey, help you overcome obstacles, and answer any questions you might have.

Our online students receive the same world-class instruction as our on-campus students, delivered by expert WPI faculty. Support services tailored to the needs of working professionals are also available, in addition to the resources offered to every WPI student.

Quality Graduate Education 

Our convenient online courses are open to both on-campus and distance learners.

All courses and degrees delivered online contain the same content and material one would receive in a traditional classroom, and students earn the same certificates and degrees as their on-campus counterparts. In addition, online students have the benefit of 24/7 access to their courses.

Please note: online students are held to the same high standard as all WPI students. They are expected to keep pace with course content and engage actively in all of their courses, adding value to the collaborative learning environment.

This level of participation requires regular access to high-speed Internet via a personal computer.

Programs of Study

WPI offers more than 25 fully online graduate masters and certificate programs in STEM and Business programs. Our programs offer the flexibility of asynchronous delivery with the option to take courses on campus, if that is of interest to you.  Please visit online.wpi.edu for the most current online offerings. 

Student Services

Online students have unique questions, concerns, and needs. With WPI Online, you’re never alone. You will benefit from the services our on-campus students receive, and then some, including:

  • Virtual library access
  • Software & mobile support
  • Career counseling & placement
  • Tuition & financial aid help

Plus, a dedicated team provides our online students with individualized support every step of the way, from application to graduation.

Contact and Information: 

WPI Online provides online graduate students with personalized assistance and acts as their liaison to all other university offices. Students can reach WPI Online via the website, by phone, and by email:

WPI Online 




Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) participates in the National Council State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). 


  • Pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by postsecondary institutions that already have degree authorization in at least one state.
  • Centralizes the authorization process.
  • Is intended to be consistent with federal law and is subject to change based on federal rulemaking.

NC-SARA also provides additional resources for students who are unable to resolve complaints through the university.