Synchronous Online Cohorts

Taking advantage of the “cohort model,” Pacific Oaks College now offers an innovative distance learning format that blends the best of classroom and online learning.  Students in the Synchronous Online Cohort gather in “smart classrooms” at various locations throughout California, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia where live lectures from our expert faculty are broadcasted through interactive online software.

You will benefit from the ability to engage in real-time discussions and build connections with your professor via live video conferencing. Students will journey through classes as a member of an encouraging and collaborative network, while participating in thought-provoking discussions.

  • Assignments and a portion of coursework are completed through the advanced online eCollege platform.
  • Each student of the cohort is assigned a student services advisor who provides ongoing support and assists them from the day they enroll until the day they graduate.
  • Faculty are accessible to meet with students outside of class time.
  • Access to an online bookstore and library make gathering the resources needed to complete coursework stress-free.

A technology facilitator will also be present during the “smart classroom” meetings to minimize online technology-related issues during the computer-mediated interactions.

Learn more about our Bachelor's-completion and Master's programs offered in our synchronous online format:

Students will be able to access our learning platform with either Windows or a Mac.
Please visit Technical Requirements for further information.