Professional Capstone Certificate Program: Application Process

How to Apply

Applicants to the Professional Capstone Certificate Program must already have a bachelor's degree. When you are ready, please follow the instructions below to apply.

1.  Start by applying to the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison (DCS) to be admitted as a special student at UW-Madison, and to be admitted into the Professional Capstone Certificate Program. To do so, complete the Special Student Application.

  • Follow the prompts for UW-Madison University Special Students to be admitted as a special student.
  • Select the classification "Capstone Certificates (UNCS)" and "Computer Sciences for Professionals" from a drop-down menu (to be admitted into the Professional Capstone Certificate Program).

2.  Next, click here to tell the Department of Computer Sciences a bit more information about your background. We will use this information to decide if you can be admitted to the Professional Capstone Certificate Program.

3.  Once you have submitted the above application, the DCS and the Department of Computer Sciences will jointly evaluate your application and decide if you can be admitted into the Professional Capstone Certificate Program. If yes, the DCS will notify you.

4.  Next, you will receive an email from the Department of Computer Sciences welcoming you to the Professional Capstone Certificate Program and giving information on how to register for classes, whom to contact with questions, and so forth.

Important Dates

Students are admitted to this program on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted during each term. Please contact us at pcp-admissions@cs.wisc.edu if you need help applying.