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Information and support for RMU's online and off-campus students.

Making the decision to pursue an online or off-campus degree isn't easy when you consider your work, family, friends, volunteering, and all the other priorities that make up your active lifestyle. At RMU, we want to make the transition to becoming an online or off-campus student as smooth as possible by giving you the information and support you need to find out what options work best for you.

Here you can learn more about what makes a Robert Morris online degree distinctive, and find out whether it is the right fit for you. Here you can learn more about RMU's Off-Campus sites to see if we offer a more convenient location near you. You can also peruse our list of frequently asked questions. If you still need some help, contact our online admissions counselors or fill out our inquiry form.

Already decided an RMU online or off-campus is right for you? Our convenient online application will jumpstart the admissions process.

Q: How do I apply? What are the admission requirements?
A: There are only TWO steps!  

  • Apply online
    - The application is free! Make sure to select “Fully Online Undergraduate” or "Off-Campus Programs"
    - There are NO admissions test required for consideration
  • Submit your official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended to:
       Robert Morris University
       Office of Admissions
       6001 University Blvd.
       Moon Township, PA 15108

Q: How long are classes?
A: Online and Off-Campus classes are eight weeks.

Q: Can my online or off-campus degree be accelerated?
A: Yes! RMUs programs are flexible and tailored to fit your life.

Q:  Is RMU accredited?  Is my online/off-campus degree accredited?
A:  RMU is a fully accredited university, and that includes our online and off-campus degree programs. We are accredited as a university by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of our academic programs have industry-specific accreditations as well.  You can read more about accreditations here.

Q:  How do I pay for my education?
A:  Start the process immediately by filing your FAFSA. Most students who apply for financial aid through the FAFSA are eligible for federal aid. Payment plans are also available. Once accepted, you will be assigned a RMU financial aid counselor that will guide you throughout the duration of your program should any financial concerns arise.  For a list of external scholarships, please click here.

Q:  How much does an RMU online or off-campus degree cost?
A: At RMU, you can receive the same quality private education online at a discounted price. Online courses are $695/credit and every student who applies for financial aid through the FAFSA is eligible for federal aid. Off-Campus courses are determined by location

Q:  Where do I get textbooks for my courses?
A:    Students can either buy books at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore or through other vendors. Books can be ordered online through the campus bookstore for at-home delivery.

Q: Where do I register for my courses?
A: As an online student or off-campus, there's no need to remember enrollment dates, navigate degree requirements, or stress over course availability.  Your Student Services counselor will register your courses two terms in advance according to your degree requirements. 

Q:  Will someone address technical questions & issues?
A: Absolutely.  The Help Desk will address any technical problem you cannot solve on your own. They can be reached at 412-397-2211 or e-mail at

Q:  Do I have the same access to campus amenities as traditional students?
A: Yes.  Our online and off-campus students are just as much a part of our university as traditional students.  Online students have complete access to all facilities, such as the library, gym, cafeteria, etc.

Q:   Do online courses have specific login times?
A: No, convenience and flexibility are key aspects of an RMU online degree. Courses are accessible anytime, from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection

Q:  Does RMU offer military benefits for online or off-campus students?
A:  RMU salutes military members and veterans. We are military-friendly and offer generous college benefits, closing any gap between the post 9/11 veteran's education benefits allotment and tuition for qualifying veterans.