University of Wisconsin–Madison


Apply to ADM:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ADM Capstone Certificate program accepts applications on a rolling admissions process, which means that applications are considered as the completed application and supporting documents are received. Applicants can be admitted into the program until 2 weeks prior to the start of the term as long as all required application documents have been submitted prior to the term start date.

Limited scholarships available.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree (any subject area is relevant)
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the last 60 credits of that degree; Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required
  • Not be enrolled in another University of Wisconsin undergraduate or graduate program while completing our ADM Certificate program
  • Submit official post secondary student transcripts
  • Submit a maximum one-page statement of interest – Why are you interested in Analytics for Decision Making and what do you aim to get out of the program?
  • Non-native English speakers submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 92 (Internet version) or better

Online Application System

You must complete an online application through the university special student application system. Go to Application

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Application Checklist:

To apply to the program, you must complete the following two steps:

  1. Fill out the online application (see above).
    • Select spring or fall term
    • Choose Capstone Certificate—Analytics for Decision Making for your Special Student Type
    • Please provide your statement of interest in the academic plans statement field
  2. Have your official transcripts sent to:

ADM Certificate Program
4217 HC White Hall
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
c/o Certificate Coordinator Ms. Jenny Greiber

Information Especially for International Applicants

International students are encouraged to apply for and enroll in the certificate program; however at this time they are not eligible for educational visas due to the part time and online nature of the program.

International students who desire to study in the US should complete the ADM certificate in their current location, and in that same year, apply to a campus based UW-Madison masters program. Both the iSchool masters degree and the Communications masters will accept all the credits from the ADM certificate toward a campus based masters degree if students are granted admissions to those programs. Contact us at, and we will help you develop a plan to achieve your educational goals.