University of Wisconsin–Madison

Financial Info


Online Capstone Certificate Programs and Online Master’s Program

Each credit has a flat rate of $800. Each program consists of four (4) credit courses. Each course is $3,200 Entire program costs are:
– $9,600 for each Online Capstone Program
– $25,600 for the Online MS in GIS and Web Map Programming

We like to keep it simple. So there are no hidden student or technology fees. Your tuition is a flat fee. You may need to purchase some software, but this should not cost more than about $250 during the length of your program. All you need is internet access and a computer (PC/Mac are both fine).

Accelerated/Non-Thesis Master’s Program

Tuition for this in-house program is set by the university. In addition to tuition, a segregated fee is charged per credit for various student services. More information on tuition rates and segregated fees can be found through the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate tuition rates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year are listed below.


 Online Capstone Certificate Programs 

Unfortunately, capstone certificate students are NOT eligible for federal financial aid due to the nondegree student status. Undergraduate private educational loans may be available.

For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Online MS Program and Accelerated/Non-Thesis MS Program

Students in our Masters Programs (Online MS and Accelerated/Non-Thesis) ARE eligible for Federal Student Aid, regardless of how many courses you take.

To apply for financial aid, please visit the FAFSA Website and complete the online registration. When applying for aid you will need the University of Wisconsin – Madison Institution Code: 003895.

For more information about Federal Student Aid, please visit the UW Office of Student Financial Aid.


Students in any of the GIS Professional Programs (Online Capstones, Online MS, or Accelerated/Non-Thesis MS) are not permitted to accept graduate assistantships or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver and cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum.