UCCS is a hub for lifelong learners. Whether you're pursuing or are interested in pursuing a graduate-level degree or certificate, or you're simply interested in a new course offered by the university, we promote your opportunity to continue building on your educational foundation.
We also work with local entities to ensure lifelong learning opportunities are available to you.
Fuel your future with the UCCS Graduate School
Graduate school signifies a commitment to your own professional development and to a specific discipline. To help you meet your goals, UCCS has 20 master's programs and 5 doctoral programs with additional emphasis areas and certificate programs available (see all). While your program is the first place you should go with questions, please feel free to contact the Graduate School at any time if we can be of help!
Built for lifelong learners
Listening In allows lifelong learners age 55 or older the opportunity to attend regular-session courses on a space-available basis. No academic credit is earned, but the program provides an opportunity for seasoned adults to share in the vast and varied resources of the University.
Another lifelong learning program
Curiosity Unlimited was founded in 1977 by a group of Pikes Peak area citizens and CU alumni to provide a forum for stimulating community interest in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to create opportunities to become acquainted with UCCS faculty members, to study relevant issues through free on-campus lectures, and to engage in leisure time learning. For more information visit their website.
Lifelong educational opportunities
The Pillar Institute of Lifelong Learning is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering enrichment through lifelong learning. There is no age requirement for our exciting, life-enriching, educational opportunities.
PILLAR produces over 300 classes a year in the liberal arts and sciences. Three catalogs a year are produced. In addition, there are community lectures by community leaders, Living History portrayals, Reader's Theater performances, tours and trips. For more information visit their website.
Sample a class to fuel your decision-making
UCCS Alumni are invited to audit a graduate school course to help inform decisions on what program to pursue for a graduate-level degree.