MVC Online

MVC Online at Missouri Valley College offers you access to an accredited, affordable and convenient higher education. The flexibility and convenience of online learning can make your degree a reality, without the limits of location or time. Online courses can be a good fit for a variety of learners! If you are a new or current student, a transfer student, or a returning student, MVC Online offers an opportunity to try your first online course, complete core classes, or choose from one of our online degree programs.

Missouri Valley College is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and authorized to offer distance education to students located in other NC-SARA member states and U.S. Territories. To enroll in online classes, a student must be located in one of the member states.

  • About MVC Online

    Will online classes work for me? 

    • If you are self-motivated and can manage your time well, online study may be right for you! Think about the following questions: Do you have a device and reliable internet connection? Are you comfortable performing basic computer and internet functions? Can you communicate well through reading and writing skills? Are you willing to actively engage with classmates and the instructor online? If you can answer yes to these questions, online study may be a great option.
    • Online study takes at least, if not more, of your time and energy than a traditional face-to-face setting. Expect to spend at least 9 hours per week for a 3 hr online course, as you spend time engaging with content and classmates “in class,” and “outside of class,” studying and preparing.  

    What courses and degrees are offered online? 

    • A wide variety of individual online courses, as well as undergraduate degree programs, are available. Choose the best fit for your educational and career goals, and enroll in one course per term, or up to a full-time course load.
  • Cost of Online

    How much does it cost? 

    • The Cost Of Attendance (COA) may be less than you think, when considering the cost of attending the traditional classroom. Tuition is a “per credit hour” rate, and intersession and summer term tuition is discounted! Course materials are available from our online bookstore site. Other costs might include, for example, a proctored exam. Student aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, are available to those who qualify.
    • Course Materials – Your course schedule and any required material information is available from our online bookstore site. Be sure to purchase early and be prepared for class!
    • Proctored Exams – Occasionally an online course requires an exam to be proctored. Securing and paying the associated costs, if any, is the responsibility of the student. Proctored exams can be scheduled and taken free of charge on campus at The Learning Center during normal operating hours.  
  • Online Degree Programs

    Our online courses offer the same quality curriculum as the on-campus programs. We currently offer two Associates and three Bachelors online. 

    Associate of Arts


  • Course Schedule for Online

    Many courses are regularly offered online, but may not be offered every term. Term rotations follow the course descriptions in the Academic Catalog.

    Upcoming term course schedules can be viewed at the Online Registration & Student Information Services webpage.

    To navigate the webpage:

    1. Under Registration on the left side, select “Course Offerings”
    2. On the next screen, choose one term from the Options and select “Continue”
    3. Check the box for “ONLY meets on chosen days” and select “Start Search”
    4. Online classes state “ONLI” under the course dates column
  • Student Resources for Online
    • Recommended Technology – Visit the Information Technology Department  webpage where you can read FAQs including technical recommendations, or reach out to IT for assistance at  
    • Learning Management System –  Brightspace is our learning management system at MVC. Check MyMoval for quick navigation to the Brightspace Login. Your Brightspace course will be available to you the day before the class begins.  
    • Google Chrome – We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome browser as your default browser. Chrome has been tested and is fully supported for Student Web Services, Brightspace , and Google Apps for Education. Download the latest version of Google Chrome at
  • Location of Learning

    To enroll in online classes, a student must be located in one of the member states. Student location is, in general, where the student learning activity takes place, and not related to their legal State of residence.

    Students who change location should formally notify MVC by completing the Student Location of Learning Update form, or contact the Registrar’s Office directly (

    The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Practical experiences (including internships and student teaching) are also included. Missouri Valley College is a member of both the national (NC-SARA) and regional (MHEC) chapter of SARA, and authorized to offer distance education to students located in other NC-SARA member states  and U.S. Territories (directory).

  • Professional Licensure Disclosures

    The Department of Education Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) policy mandates each institution inform students of whether their program curriculum in both distance education programs and face-to-face programs meets the state requirements for each program that leads to licensure or certification.
    If you live outside the state of Missouri and are considering enrolling in a face-to-face program at Missouri Valley College that leads to a professional licensure and/or certification, each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements, therefore we strongly recommend that you confirm that the program meets regulations for your state. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.
    Prospective and current students should also keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether they can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. Students considering relocation during their academic program are encouraged to communicate with the program contact and the applicable licensing authority in that state for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. For your convenience, links to requirements for other states and other US jurisdictions are provided based on the program. If your academic program of interest is not listed, please contact the program department for more information.

    Education (Undergraduate / Graduate)

    Nursing (Undergraduate)

    Professional Licensure Disclosures

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College has been granted conditional approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

    Nursing (Graduate)

    Counseling (Graduate)

  • Complaint Resolution

    Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student. Students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the appropriate institutional policy: Grievance Policy (Student Complaints) or Academic Grievance Process as outlined in the College catalog and student handbook. Students who have exhausted the institution’s appeal process may contact:

    Dr. Laura Vedenhaupt
    Director of Academic Affairs
    Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
    301 W. High St., Ste 840
    P.O. Box 1469
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
    (573) 751-2361

    Students who wish to file a complaint about the College with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website:


At MVC, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in management with concentration in entrepreneurship exclusively online! All online coursework aligns with on-campus courses, and many online courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format. Select Management Program below to view the curriculum. A four year sample plan for online is under the Programs of Study.
Management Program


A bachelor’s degree in psychology can be achieved exclusively online at MVC! Most online psychology courses are delivered in an accelerated 8 week format, and all align with the on-campus offerings. Your online degree program will be tailored to your personal interests of counseling, research, or developmental psychology. Select Psychology Program below to view the curriculum. A four year sample plan for online is under the Programs of Study.
Psychology Program


In addition to the traditional MVC School of Nursing program, an online track for LPN to a BSN curriculum is also possible! This new track allows the LPN to continue working while completing their BSN. Eighteen hours can be transferred from an accredited LPN program. The last two years will consist of nursing courses and clinical experiences leading to a BSN. The LPN to BSN online student applications are due by October 1st. Students applying to the program are evaluated on their active unencumbered Missouri LPN license, TOEFL scores, GPA’s, and letters of reference. Fourteen candidates are selected annually to enter the LPN to BSN online track. Select Nursing Program to view the BSN Student Handbook and the curriculum.
Nursing Program

Getting Started

  • Student email

    Always use your student email when corresponding with MVC offices, staff, and faculty. Be on the lookout for access and set up instructions once you are accepted!   

  • MyMoval

    MyMoval is found at the top of every MVC website page. It helps you navigate quickly to the course schedule, online bookstore, Brightspace, and many other student services.

  • Course schedule, billing and financial information

    You can view your course schedule, billing and financial information, and other resources under MyMoval at Student Web Services.

  • Textbooks and other course materials

    Your course schedule with any required material information is available from our online bookstore site. Choose Student Books from MyMoval to go to the site. Be sure to purchase early and be prepared for class!

  • Google Chrome

    We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome browser as your default browser. This browser has been tested and is fully supported for Student Web Services, Brightspace, and Google Apps for Education. You can download the latest version of Google Chrome here:

  • Brightspace

    MVC’s learning management system (LMS) is Brightspace. When you register for a class, you should be enrolled in the corresponding course in Brightspace by the next day. Check MyMoval for quick navigation to the Brightspace login page.