Welcome to the Office of Distance Education at YSU
The Office of Distance Education at Youngstown State University offers accredited online degree programs for both bachelor's and master's students in fully online, convenient formats.
As an office that supports both students and faculty, we have complementary mission statements that can direct the efforts equally for both populations.
Students: The Office of Distance Education at YSU will support the delivery of high-quality, accredited, fully online degree programs, and provide world-class customer service to assist in the gainful employment of YSU online learners.
Faculty: The Office of Distance Education at YSU will support and assist in the creation, delivery, training, and student support for our faculty teaching distance learners in all online degree programs offered.
Please use this site to learn about our services and all of our online undergraduate and online graduate degree programs. For even more details about any one of our accredited online degrees, please click below to request additional information.
Instructional Design & Development Center Lab
Room 108 Lincoln Building, 330-941-3244
Millie Rodriguez 330-941-1526
Student Support Specialist:
Jessica Chill 330-941-4000
Web Designer/Administrative Assistant:
Patty LaPresta 330-941-1516
Bill Swann 330-941-1535
Joe Alberti 330-941-1535
Please e-mail Patty LaPresta with questions, problems or suggestions regarding the Office of Distance Education website.
Open Educational Resources
- Access Blackboard
- Center for International Studies and Programs
- Disability Services
- Financial Aid (For tuition/fees refer to the online student Tuition Calculator. Select Tuition and Fees--Distance Education under Tuition Rate.)
- Graduate Bulletin
- Office of Veterans Affairs at YSU
- Penguin Connection -- Student Handbook *
- Undergraduate Bulletin
- YSU Fast Facts *