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Division of Continuing Studies

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You can make it happen with 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 career and in your life.

Whether you’re looking for precollege programs for young learners, obtaining a professional certificate, taking a language class, getting a degree, or adding skills, we’re here for wherever you are in your educational journey.

Lifelong Learning Stories

Meet some of our lifelong learners and check out the variety of paths you can take to meet your goals through continuing education.


Breaking down barriers


Courses while incarcerated

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Dad back to school, online


Summer internship in Australia


Precollege to percussion star

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Growth through coaching


Overcoming major obstacles


Balancing college and life


Taking a professional leap

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Transformation through education


International opportunity


Accelerated educational option

Explore Programs

Continuing Studies offers you hundreds of programs and courses that address your professional development and personal enrichment needs. Many programs are flexible or online so you can fit continuing education into your busy life.

Summer Term

Taking UW Summer Term courses means you can get ahead in your studies and lighten your load during fall or spring.

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Expand your world by learning a new language or improving an existing one

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Professional Coaching

Learn to guide and inspire others to reach their potential as an ICF-accredited coach

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Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Designed for students who have some college credits, UW–Madison Online offers a flexible format to fit around your goals, work and family.

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