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Free online courses from The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Centered on the Edge.

Since its founding in 1848, The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. We’ve changed the way the nation takes its vitamins and inspired satirists and senators alike. We’ve fearlessly sifted and winnowed to find today’s truths. And with the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, We are creating a better future around the world as a globally top ranked public institution with students from 116 countries and counting. Our institution produces CEOs for Fortune 500 Companies and prolific world-class research. We’re tenacious intellectuals, but we always remain kind and approachable. We’re a sizable university, yet we consider ourselves a tight knit family. These dichotomies define UW–Madison. They allow us to stay centered on the edge of it all.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOCs

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. The University of Wisconsin-Madison courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.