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Explore a range of majors and minors with nearly limitless opportunities to launch your career.

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Grow as a leader and advance in your profession with one of our graduate programs for women and men.

Adult Learning and Degree Completion

Elevate your career with degree-completion and licensure/certificate programs.

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Adult Learning

Explore our unique degree and professional development opportunities

Many doors in, many paths through

 

Think of where you are today, and where you want to go. Alverno College can get you there.  

Alverno’s School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives is reimagining traditional education. Through partnerships with industry experts and community leaders, we offer accelerated degrees and credentials for women and men.

Our goal? To help professionals like you succeed now and in the future.  

No matter where you are, there’s an open door for you here.

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“I’m a single dad and a full-time worker, and as someone who is invested in my own community and other programs, I needed something that was flexible so I could work on school all night if I needed to, or wake up early, or do it on my lunch hour. Alverno’s adult programs deliver.”

— Austin, Doctor of Education graduate, 2021

Explore our offerings

2+2 Degree in Nursing 
Students who have completed pre-nursing courses can earn a BSN at Alverno in two years.

Alverno Accelerate (online)
An affordable, flexible and accelerated bachelor's degree program for busy adults.

Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN)
Earn a BSN and MSN in as few as 18 months of full-time study.

Doctorate in Education (online EdD)
Our program offers dissertation support from day 1. Choose from three concentrations (K-12 Leadership, Higher Ed Leadership, Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed). We also provide a doctoral completion option for ABD (All But Dissertation) students.

Paraprofessional to Teacher Licensure
A streamlined path to licensure and BSE for practicing paraprofessionals.

RN to BSN (online)
Practicing RNs can earn a BSN through our 12-month program.

Adaptive Arts License
This rigorous and focused post-baccalaureate certificate program is designed for visual art educators with a Wisconsin 550 license currently serving in schools. The earner will gain a deep foundation in adaptive education, learner needs and assessment, classroom environment, and collaborative communication using professional and ethical practices.

Coaching for Excellence Digital Badge and Certificate Program
This course is designed for you to develop the leadership dispositions and competencies to transform your impact through coaching. Imagine being able to unleash and expand your own potential and the potential of others around you. You can do this with the powers of active listening, posing empowering questions, synthesizing and leading toward action - just some of the skills you’ll learn in this two-year certificate program.

Continuing Music Therapy Education (online)
Practicing music therapists can earn digital badges in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Advanced Clinical Practice and Neuroscience. We also offer non-degree professional development opportunities through our Master of Music Therapy program.

Online health care prerequisites for students beginning the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (online DEMSN)
Complete required courses before beginning your DEMSN through our 8-week, online session.

Python Programmer Digital Badge and Applied Computing Certificate (online)
Earn a digital badge in Python Programming in 14 weeks. By adding a data scientist course, you can earn a professional certificate in Applied Computing.

Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education Program (ECOPEEP) Certificate with Badge
Through our partnership with the Urban Ecology Center, get ready to meet growing demand for nature-based early childhood education.

Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate
Meet the high demand for social workers with the specialized knowledge and skills to address the needs of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community facing the challenges of substance abuse. (At this time, only available for graduates of Alverno's BSW program.)

Professional certificates through the Pivot Your Skills Pathways Program, including the following Pathways: 

Online Doctorate in Education (EdD)
Our program offers dissertation support from day 1. Choose from three concentrations (K-12 Leadership, Higher Ed Leadership, Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed). We also provide a doctoral completion option for ABD (All But Dissertation) students.

Paraprofessional to Teacher Licensure
A streamlined path to licensure and BSE for practicing paraprofessionals.

Urban Early Childhood Outdoor Preschool Environmental Education Program (ECOPEEP) Certificate with Badge
Through our partnership with the Urban Ecology Center, get ready to meet growing demand for nature-based early childhood education.

2+2 Degree in Nursing
Students who have completed pre-nursing courses can earn a BSN at Alverno in two years.

Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN)
Earn a BSN and MSN in as few as 18 months of full-time study.

RN to BSN (online)
Practicing RNs can earn a BSN through our 12-month program.

Health care prerequisites for students beginning the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN)
Complete required courses before beginning your DEMSN through our 8-week, online session.

Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate
Meet the high demand for social workers with the specialized knowledge and skills to address the needs of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community facing the challenges of substance abuse. (At this time, only available for graduates of Alverno's BSW program.)

Professional certificates through the Pivot Your Skills Pathways Program, including the following Pathways: 

Why Alverno?

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 We have more than 130 years of experience of equipping students with in-demand skills to achieve personal and professional distinction

Most Inspirational

 We are pioneers in hands-on, experiential learning that's immediately applicable to your life and your work

Best Value School

 We are Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution and one of the state’s most diverse and inclusive schools 

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“I was very excited to go back to Alverno for the Pivot Your Skills Pathways Program and take this opportunity to sharpen my professional skills.”

—Jessica, 2017 alumna and current Pivot Your Skills Pathways program participant

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