University of Wisconsin–Madison

Online/Distance Academic Programs at UW-Madison

UW-Madison uses definitions for online/distance-delivered programs as set by the Higher Learning Commission:

  • Distance-delivered programs are those certificate or degree programs in which 50% or more of the required courses may be taken as distance-delivered courses.
  • Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other.

UW-Madison offers a number of distance-delivered programs (List as of February 2017):

  • Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition: Dietetic Internship, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Capstone Certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy, Law School
  • Capstone Certificate in Foundations of Professional Development, College of Engineering
  • Capstone Certificate in Geodesign, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (admissions suspended)
  • Capstone Certificate in International Politics and Practice, College of Letters & Science
  • Capstone Certificate in Leadership in Population Health Improvement, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Capstone Certificate in Nurse Educator, School of Nursing
  • Capstone Certificate in Post-Graduate Psychiatric Nursing, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Capstone Certificate in Power Conversion and Control, College of Engineering
  • Capstone Certificate in User Experience Design, College of Letters & Science (approved to enroll students Fall 2017)
  • BS-Nursing (BSN@Home), School of Nursing
  • MA -Library and Information Studies, Option: Distance Delivered Program, College of Letters and Science
  • Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Option: Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Engineering Data Analytics (approved to enroll students Fall 2017)
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Engine Systems, College of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Engineering Management, College of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Manufacturing Systems Engineering (approved to enroll students Fall 2017)
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Technical Japanese, College of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering, Option: Sustainable Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Option: Polymer Science, College of Engineering
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Option: Community-Based PA Program, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • MS – Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Option: GIS Development, College of Letters and Science
  • MS – Clinical Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (approved to enroll students Fall 2017)
  • MS – Electrical Engineering, Option: Power Engineering, College of Engineering
  • MS – Educational Psychology, Option: Professional Educator, School of Education
  • MS – Mechanical Engineering, Option: Controls, College of Engineering
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, School of Education

For more information about online programs at UW-Madison, visit the “Advance Your Career” portal.