About

Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning, provide access to an array of non-credit courses on campus, in the community, and online, while strengthening the relationship between the university and the community.

Enrich your life with quality courses in:

Art · Culture · Health · Leadership · Management · Technology

  • Understand your world in a new way.
  • Discover something new about yourself.
  • Develop a new talent or interest.
  • Whet your intellectual appetite.
  • Incorporate education into real world experience.
  • Acquire new skills designed to promote your success.

The Division of Online and Continuing Studies (DOCS)  is continuing PSU’s tradition of offering a quality community education program.  We offer a range of courses that will appeal to the varied interests of the members of our community in central New Hampshire.  CEUs (continuing education units) are available for some courses.

In addition, we are pleased to offer you access to a variety of non-credit online courses and certificates for your personal and/or professional development through online partnerships with  Education to Go® Gatlin Education Services and Mindedge.  These partnerships provide students the flexibility to complete courses at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes or offices.

If you have an idea for a Community Education course or are interested in teaching a class let us know!

In Plymouth Magazine

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PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of […]

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Faculty Forum: Brian Eisenhauer on Shrinking Our Environmental Impact

In his roles as professor, scholar, researcher, mentor, and campus leader, Brian Eisenhauer is at the center of Plymouth State’s sustainability and climate neutrality efforts. Under his leadership, Plymouth State has been consistently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a compilation of […]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college […]