MSTC | Program Information

Online Option

The Texas MSTC Program was the first online degree program offered by The University of Texas at Austin. Taking the degree program online is an ideal option for working professionals or international students who would otherwise be unable to participate in Austin. Participants may choose to attend class weekends in Austin, via video webcast, or utilize a combination of the two options .  All classes are online globally, so students may participate from anywhere in the world they can access a broadband connection. As classes are archived online after the live session, participants may watch the lectures later if they are unable to make the live class or desire review.

Online students follow the same rigorous curriculum that is the basis for the in-residence degree program.  The classes are designed in such a manner that bring them directly into the classroom to be seen and heard by the students and faculty.  Online students participate in class discussions and group projects through live web streams, chat rooms and threaded discussion groups, following the same assignment schedule as their in-residence counterparts. With instructional design that utilizes the evolving communication capabilities of the Internet, the online option provides maximum flexibility and convenience to those who work or reside beyond the central Texas area.

This system offers: 

  • An integrated, comprehensive learning experience, achieved through dynamic instruction, pragmatic case studies and intriguing group discussions.
  • Interaction with leading professors who bring their successful industry experience.
  • Collaboration through message boards and chats, sharing ideas, unique perspectives and vital insights among peers and colleagues.
  • Opportunities to network globally with other professionals
  • Convenient participation from home or office.

Participants may choose to attend the class weekends in Austin or through video webcast. Candidates may complete their degree without ever attending the weekend classes in Austin, but are required to attend May Launch Week and the International Trip. All classes are online globally, so students may participate from anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. Classes are archived online after the live session, so participants may watch the lectures later if they want a little review or are unable to make the live class.

View an Information Session Online

The presentation method shown here is identical to the system used to present lectures. To view this presentation, you will need a broadband internet connection and Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher. View a recorded Information Session.

Page last updated: 12/2/2013