For more than a century, our mission
has been to meet the educational
needs in our community and beyond.
Read about our history
, and see how we’ve evolved to do just that.
Whether you’re looking to change careers, advance in your current one or
pursue a personal interest, UW Professional & Continuing Education can
help. We offer 130 certificates, 60 degrees and hundreds of courses all
designed with the needs of busy adults in mind.
Our certificate programs are developed with a focus on providing:
- Convenience through evening, weekend and online options
- Practical, real-world knowledge that can be immediately used on the job
- Cutting-edge curriculum developed and taught by top industry
professionals in touch with the latest developments in the field
- Relevant learning options created and refined with insight from advisory
boards made up of UW faculty and industry leaders
A Gateway to the University of Washington
UW Professional & Continuing Education is managed under the umbrella of UW Educational Outreach, the unit at the
University of Washington that administers fee-based, self-sustaining programs for learners from all walks of life.
In addition to UWPCE programs, UW Educational Outreach administers a wealth of other learning opportunities at the
UW, including Summer Quarter, International & English language Programs and UW in the High School, to name a few.
Explore the full list of programs administered by UW Educational Outreach and discover more great ways to keep
learning at the UW.