Distance Education at Mississippi Valley State University is the delivery of courses away from the main campus. The University operates two off-campus sites where classes are taught in a traditional teaching mode with an instructor being present in each class. The Greenville Higher Education Center is located 40 miles west of the main campus in Greenville and Coahoma Community College is located 60 miles north of the main campus in Clarksdale. The University also offers Interactive courses in Clarksdale, Greenville and Marks. MVSU is committed to offering classes throughout the Delta Community in a manner that meets the needs of its citizens. Courses at these sites are taught by MVSU faculty who possess the same standards and pre-requisites expected of campus based faculty. Hence, these classes follow the same policies and procedures as all classes taught at the main campus.
Interactive Video Courses: Using compressed video classrooms located on the MVSU main campus, the two Centers and compressed video classrooms located throughout the state and nation, the University is able to expand its credit offerings. Offering courses in this manner allow distance education students at various locations to join together when requesting classes. Students can register for and take classes at their home sites which will save time, money and travel.
Online Courses: These are Internet user-friendly courses that allow students to interact with instructor and classmates. Online credit courses are equivalent to their on-campus counterparts and are approved by the appropriate MVSU academic departments.
For more information concerning Distance Education Programs, please contact: Dr. Kenneth Done, Assistant Vice-President for Distance and Online Education 662-254-3625, Mr. Mack Pendleton, Blackboard Manager 662-254-3114, Alvin L. Ward II, Coordinator for Instructional Technology/Distance Education 662-254-3624, and Mrs. Debora Jackson Office Manager 662-254-3913.