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. Explore our unique degree and professional development opportunities.
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
Explore Our Offerings
Adult Degree Programs – Degree Completion
Alverno Accelerate (online)
An affordable, flexible and accelerated bachelor's degree program for busy adults.
Adult Degree Programs – Nursing
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.
Health Care Prerequisites (for Alverno DEMSN students) (online)
Complete required courses before beginning your DEMSN through our 8-week, online session.
RN to BSN (online)
For RNs licensed to practice in Wisconsin who have an associate’s degree in nursing and want to pursue a BSN degree.
Programs for Educators
Adaptive Arts License (for visual art educators with a Wisconsin 550 license)
In this post-baccalaureate certificate program, the learner will gain a deep foundation in adaptive education, learner needs and assessment, classroom environment and collaborative communication.
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.
Certificates, Licensure, Badges and Continuing Education
Abolition Social Work Certificate
This four-course certificate will engage both working professionals and degree-seeking students in a deeper understanding of the history and values of the social work profession.
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.
Health Humanities Digital Badges and Certificate
We'll introduce you to this rich and emerging field, which applies the wisdom of the humanities to the issues and experiences of health and illness, health care, self-care, caregiving, and care-receiving.
Measurement and Evaluation Certificate
This program is designed for working adults in business, healthcare or education who need to accurately measure such things as client or employee attitudes, learning or behaviors.
Multicultural & Multilingual School Psychology (MMSP) Certificate
This 12-credit, one-year program is designed for practicing school psychologists who want to learn the skills to navigate our increasingly diverse student populations.
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.
Restorative Practice Digital Badge
Through a graduate-level course, Transformative Healing in Families and Groups, working professionals will explore restorative justice circles as a method of healing within families and groups.
Servant Leadership Digital Badge
Servant Leadership challenges practitioners to choose the interests of the community over the interests of the individual and to facilitate positive change. Offered in partnership with Wisconsin Servant Leadership (WISL).
The Advance Your Skills – Leading for the Future program allowed me to better understand myself. Because of this, I was able to start building a solid professional foundation that has left me feeling empowered and unafraid. This program has allowed me to grow in so many ways. It propelled me forward in directions I never expected.
– Sarah, Advance Your Skills: Leading for the Future Graduate
We have more than 130 years of experience of equipping students with in-demand skills to achieve personal and professional distinction
We are pioneers in hands-on, experiential learning that's immediately applicable to your life and your work
We are Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution and one of the state’s most diverse and inclusive schools