Professional Master's Program

If you are a working professional in the U.S. or abroad who wants to pursue an M.S. degree in computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the new Professional Master's Program (PMP) is for you. Applications for fall enrollment are due March 15.

The program is designed such that working professionals can complete the program and earn an M.S. degree within two years. To learn more about the program, start with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), then review the program's degree requirements and curriculum. When you are ready to apply, please find detailed instructions in How to Apply for Admission to the PMP.

You may also enjoy this article on "Advance Your Career," the blog of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing studies, which profiles a PMP student and his experiences.

The UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences is a top-ranked department in the United States. UW-Madison ranks as one of the top ten public universities in the country in terms of federal research funds, and it has been listed among the top educational institutions overall since the early 1900s. One important measure of any academic program is the success of its graduates, and our M.S. graduates in particular are highly sought after. They have interned at numerous high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, and many of them have received job offers after only one year of study.

We believe the learning environment in the department is second to none, making this an unbeatable choice for continuing your education.

Important notice on funding opportunities: In late January 2015, the Department of Computer Sciences adopted a new policy regarding financial aid for professional students in accordance with UW regulations. Based on this policy, PMP students cannot accept research assistantships, teaching assistantships, project assistantships or other university appointments that grant waivers of tuition and/or academic fees. For more details, please visit the FAQ page.

Questions? Please contact:

Professional Programs Coordinator
Dept. of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 W. Dayton St., Room 5378
Madison, WI 53706-1613

pcp-admissions@cs.wisc.edu
608-262-5601