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UW–Madison Continuing Studies

There’s so much to learn in this wide world. We know you’re curious and committed to improving yourself and your community through education. We’re here to connect you with the skills, knowledge and people who can help you grow in your profession and in your life.

Whether you’re obtaining a professional certificate or taking a language class, you are on a worthy mission. We’re here for wherever you are in your journey. Because learning never ends.

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Professional certificates in a variety of fields to help you advance your career
Award-winning program for adults and youth facing economic barriers to college
Online and in-person programs for academically curious students ages 5-18

Additional programs

Continuing Studies is also the administrative home to these UW–Madison departments and services.

 I’ve never taken a course where every single component was so well thought out, executed, and served a purpose. Thank you for creating and giving such value to this broad professional community. 

Kelly Maynard, Cooperative Development Specialist, UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems & UW Center for Cooperatives

 Kathy and Denise are a dynamic duo. Their energy, knowledge, and ability to foster group development is masterful. 

Emily Utzerath, Associate Director, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

 This process has deepened my understanding of myself and has given me skills, confidence, and inspiration to ‘work differently’. The positive feedback from peers and the successes at work have been immediate and genuine. This stuff works! 

Katie Myhre, Former Program Development Manager, RISE