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Why Alverno?

Because you live in the real world. Try learning in it.

An Alverno College Graduate Degree is not just another credential, but a relevant and rewarding experience that you can apply in your career and your life. Here’s why:

Focused on you

Our approach focuses on outcomes in which we measure how you perform, not how well you do on a test. Our programs integrate the core skills of your profession into every course in which relevant, experiential, active learning replicates professional or real-world scenarios.


We value your time and understand your busy lifestyle by offering our graduate programs in a convenient every-other-weekend schedule, eight weekends a semester.

Rigorous, but highly rewarding learning environment

Our programs are attended by a diverse group of motivated, passionate men and women, like you, who also want to learn from one another in a challenging but rewarding environment – one that duplicates the real world.

Our students are professionals with experiences that should count for something. We challenge you to bring your experiences to the classroom, engage with your colleagues and participate in building a rich, learning environment.

Highly respected and experienced faculty

You will get individualized feedback from our faculty with relevant work experience. We have internationally recognized teaching methods and outstanding faculty known for their rigorous academic standards, their integration of theory into practice and emphasis on strong ethics and core values.

Faculty members are accessible because they understand the challenges of your busy lifestyle.


There are a variety of resources available, from Federal loans and tuition reimbursement to private sources of financial aid and convenient payment plans, to help you attain your goals of greater career satisfaction.

Highly regarded

Alverno College is accredited by the following professional organizations: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Board of Nursing, Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.