Capstone certificates allow individuals with a bachelor’s degree to obtain additional professional skills and certification. Capstones do not lead to the conferral of a degree, but do appear on a student’s UW–Madison transcript.
Capstone certificate students are admitted as University Special students through Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS). ACSSS as the academic dean is responsible for issues related to student enrollment and the student's official record.
An ACSSS student services coordinator works with each department's capstone certificate coordinator on advising, admissions, enrollment eligibility, and program completion. Capstone certificates typically follow rules of the Graduate School for tuition, credit limits, and grading.
Actuarial Science, Capstone Certificate
Advanced GIS, Capstone Certificate
Clinical and Community Outcomes, Capstone Certificate
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult/Gerontology, Capstone Certificate
Clinical Nutrition, Capstone Certificate
Clinical Nutrition–Dietetic Internship, Capstone Certificate
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Capstone Certificate
Computer Sciences for Professionals, Capstone Certificate
Consumer Health Advocacy, Capstone Certificate
Data Analytics for Decision Making, Capstone Certificate
Foundations of Professional Development, Capstone Certificate
Fundamentals of Clinical Research, Capstone Certificate
Geographic Information Systems, Capstone Certificate
GIS Fundamentals, Capstone Certificate
Global Health, Capstone Certificate
Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health, Capstone Certificate
International Politics and Practice, Capstone Certificate
Leadership for Population Health Improvement, Capstone Certificate
Nurse Educator, Capstone Certificate
Post-Graduate Psychiatric Nursing, Capstone Certificate
Power Conversion and Control, Capstone Certificate
User Experience Design, Capstone Certificate
Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) is the admitting office for all University Special students. The department offering the capstone certificate program makes the final admission decision upon review of all applicant materials. Programs offering capstone certificates monitor all application, academic, and satisfactory progress requirements.
There are two steps to apply for admission to a capstone certificate program:
- Complete the online University Special student application. This application is received and processed by ACSSS with final decision held for approval from the specific capstone certificate coordinator.
- Complete all application materials required by the specific capstone certificate program. Each specific capstone certificate has distinct criteria for program eligibility, final admission, and progress.