Welcome to Online @ SSU

Discover online courses taught by St. Stephen’s University! Engage with videos, readings and activities, and earn a certificate by learning from thoughtful and fun professors.

  • Develop new skills and knowledge at your own pace
  • Learn from instructors with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds
  • Engage with traditional and experiential learning styles
  • Explore big questions about our complex and ever-changing world
  • Connect with fellow students in an online forum
  • Expand your curious mind and unplug from daily tasks
  • Earn a certificate upon completion

No previous education is required - courses are open to participants from all walks of life!

all courses are offered through St. Stephen’s University

designed to be completed at your own pace

join others with curious minds

compassionately engage with yourself and your world

Testimonials from Crisis, Connection & Creativity pilot course students:

The learning environment was enjoyable, relaxing, and forgiving, which other universities severely lack.

I liked starting off each week with these [videos] because it allowed me to smoothly slip into the next subject. It was a great way to prepare myself for the next set of materials. I am a very visual and auditory learner, so they helped a lot.

I was always excited to sit down and watch the next video.

I so appreciated having a facilitator who summarized each week in their video reflection while simultaneously shifting the platform into the next week through the weekly check-in's.

I valued the multiple perspectives and areas of focus brought forward by each professor in their respective week.

Every week was different! I loved the diversity of information and flexibility of responses throughout the course.

I liked the freedom to do each week on our own schedule.

Enroll in an online course today!


Crisis, Connection & Creativity

Crisis, Connection & Creativity is an online course that invites you to explore ideas and practices for building resilience and living well in your day-to-day lives, and during times of crisis. Through video mini-lectures, suggested readings, self-reflection worksheets, and a variety of practices - breathe, pay attention, listen to a piece of music, take a walk, laugh, exercise - you will spend nine weeks connecting with yourself, instructors and fellow students.

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Stay tuned for upcoming courses

Anxiety, Awe & Action: Sustainably Responding to the Climate Crisis

Join a team of passionate instructors and fellow students in an online course on climate awareness, sustainability and change! We’ll read clifi (climate fiction), discuss climate change anxiety, explore how other cultures have historically interacted with their environment, and learn practices to appreciate the natural world, sustainably engage in climate action, and find hope for our shared future.

Interested in for credit courses from St. Stephen's University? We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs.


Our programs offer a variety of courses from Community Development to Religious Studies to Literature.


Graduate studies at St. Stephen’s University offer both online and in-person tracts to earn a certificate, diploma, or a master’s degree.