About Us

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities.


Enrolling more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, we confer more than 9,000 degrees each year. Around the world, nearly 400,000 living alumni are proud to call UW–Madison their alma mater.


This website represents our effort to make it easier for working adults and other nontraditional students to continue their education and advance their career. We designed this as a convenient way to learn more about our master’s degrees and graduate-level certificates offered in flexible formats to fit into a busy schedule. You’ll find online and hybrid programs, evening and weekend classes, and accelerated degrees.


UW–Madison also offers more than 150 full-time graduate programs that cover additional disciplines. Visit the UW–Madison Graduate School to learn more. Or, explore online degrees and flexible learning options offered by other UW System campuses.


AdvanceYourCareer.wisc.edu is managed by UW–Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies, which provides education resources to nontraditional students, including career and educational counseling.


We are here to help you understand and navigate your options, and to inspire you to make a change—in your career and in your life. Contact us at any time.