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Why choose an online degree?

UW–Madison’s online programs embody the superior qualities of our on-campus education and were developed specifically to fit into the busy world of people like you.

Whether your entire program or just some of your courses are online, here are 6 reasons UW–Madison excels in online education:

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1. Flexibility

You can work from almost anywhere, usually at whatever time of day (or night!) suits your schedule. Some online programs have an on-campus component, but these are designed to accommodate work schedules.

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2. Personalization

You take the initiative for your learning, but you’re fully supported by teaching strategies focused on your needs. Your professors know you’ll contribute knowledge and experience during class, resulting in a better outcome for everyone.

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3. Prestige

Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a world-class institution with a global reputation. U.S. News & World Report and others consistently rank us as a best public university, among the best graduate schools in the U.S. and a top global university. Not to mention a leading university in producing Fortune 500 CEOs and in national research spending every year since 1972.

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4. Quality

The overwhelming majority of online UW students would recommend taking an online course here. The online learning environment is tailored to increase access for diverse student groups and remove barriers to your timely degree completion.

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5. Rigor

We’re all about active learning that supports your academic performance and your expectations.

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6. Community

We pride ourselves on the close relationships that students form with each other and with staff and faculty. The connections you make at UW–Madison will last a lifetime—and you’ll have the power of more than 400,000 alumni around the world invested in your career success.