California State University, Monterey Bay will be among the first CSU campuses to offer degrees through the new Cal State Online, an initiative intended to expand access to fully online bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Programs offered through CSUMB include:

• Master of Science in Instructional Science and Technology (MIST)

The MIST program is a 36-unit program intended for classroom teachers, corporate trainers and e-learning developers who want to learn how to enhance learning with advanced technology. The interdisciplinary program integrates information technology, instructional design and learning sciences and is designed for those working in the areas of teaching, instructional design and training. Classes start Sept. 2. Two courses will be offered during each eight-week session over the 16 months of study. Find more information here

• Master of Science in Management and Information Technology (MSMIT)

The MSMIT program prepares leaders and managers in technology-focused business units, corporations, organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. The interdisciplinary program integrates information technology with business management. It is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in technology management such as chief technology officers and high-tech entrepreneurs. Classes start Sept. 2. One course will be offered during each eight-week session over the 20 months of study. Find more information here.

Applications are now being accepted for both programs. Students can apply to these and a variety of other bachelor’s and master’s program online.

Cal State Online offers students the ability to learn on their time, from anywhere, without having to put their career or family life on hold. It offers one-on-one attention from faculty and staff members in a supportive learning environment.

Programs will initially operate on a self-supporting basis, with tuition set at competitive market levels. Financial aid is available.

For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-247-5268 to speak with a Cal State Online coach.

The university has offered an online MBA program since 2008.