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Enrich your life through learning.

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.

 The MI conference rejuvenated my passion for client centered care and belief in client’s ability to change. The conference included professionals that were able to articulate and model amazing use of MI skills that benefitted by learning and future practice. 

Lauren Hollie, social worker, Great Lakes Motivational Interviewing Conference

 This class was well worth my investment of time and money to advance my competency in Motivational Interviewing. As anxious as I felt about the recorded MI interviews with simulated clients/patients, the feedback provided truly accelerated my learning. Live classes are better, and this virtual class was convenient and effective. 

Yasyn Lee, consultation psychiatrist, Advancing Motivational Interview Skills

 The trainers Laura and Adrienne are awesome, and Ashley kept the course well organized. I really enjoyed the live Zoom sessions. They were a great opportunity to practice the material. The readings were helpful as were the worksheets. 

Spring 2023 participant, Building MI Competency Certificate