At PSR, our curriculum is available through distance learning for students in most locations and programs.*
Distance learning students at PSR attend most classes via Zoom during scheduled synchronous sessions. Classes integrate the in-person and distance learning experience through technology that allows Zoom participants to see and participate in discussion with the on-campus classroom.
Please note that course times are always listed in Pacific Time.
*For more information about the states and territories where online degree completion is not available please visit our apply page.
Technology Requirements for Distance Learning
To maximize your experience as a distance student at PSR you’ll need a laptop that can run with several programs open; internet speeds that will allow you to smoothly participate in Zoom video calls; and a reliable microphone and a camera.
Recommended computer and internet specifications:
- Laptop recommendations: Windows 7 and up or mac OS X 10.11 and up . 8 GB RAM, dual-core 8Ghz processor (intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
- A recently updated internet browser
- Internet speed recommendations: 10 to 25 Mbps download speed range and at least 3 Mbps upload speed. You can do a speed test on your router here.
A Community Where All Can Thrive
PSR’s mission is to create a world where all can thrive and creating a strong community for our distance learners is at the heart of that mission. In addition to the classroom experience, we facilitate community among our on campus and distance learners through WhatsApp groups and our online community platform, The Ignite Collective. Through the Ignite Collective students can be in community, attend events, get the latest PSR news and newest episodes of our podcast Change Happens Now, and access job and field education opportunities from anywhere in the world.
Our distance learning community is further supported by our Community and Hybrid Learning Covenants which can be found on our Student Resources page.