Mississippi Valley State University

April 23, 2014

Distance Education

Distance Education at Mississippi Valley State University is the delivery of courses away from the main campus. The University operates two off-campus Centers where classes are taught in a traditional teaching mode with an instructor being present in each class. The Greenville Higher Education Center is located 40 miles west of the main campus and the Greenwood Center is located 10 miles to the east. In addition to these two centers the University also offers courses in Indianola, Belzoni, Ruleville, Clarksdale, Marks and Grenada. MVSU is committed to offering classes throughout the Delta Community in a manner that meets the needs of its citizens. Courses at these sites are taught by MVSU faculty who possess the same standards and pre-requisites expected of campus based faculty. Hence, these classes follow the same policies and procedures as all classes taught at the main campus.

The Office of Distance Education provides administrative coordination and over-site for two other distance learning programs. They are: Interactive Video, and Online E-Courses.

Interactive Video Courses: Using compressed video classrooms located on the MVSU main campus, the two Centers and compressed video classrooms located throughout the state and nation, the University is able to expand its credit offerings. Offering courses in this manner allow Distance Education students at various locations to join together when requesting classes. Students can register for and take classes at their home sites which will saves time, money and travel.

Online E-Courses: These are Internet user-friendly courses that allow students to interact with instructor and course mates. Online credit courses are equivalent to their on-campus counterparts and are approved by the appropriate MVSU academic departments. MVSU Online Course