Continuing Your Education with UCCS

Become a Lifelong Learner

The Alumni & Friends Association provides resources on graduate school, certificate programs, auditing courses, and connecting with local entities to ensure lifelong learning opportunities are available to alumni.

Graduate School

Graduate school signifies a commitment to further professional development and to a specific discipline.

To help students meet their career and educational goals, UCCS has 20 master's programs and 5 doctoral programs with additional emphasis areas and certificate programs available. UCCS offers other graduate programs as well.

While your program is the first place you should go with questions, please feel free to contact the Graduate School for help. Many UCCS graduate programs offer streamlined admissions to UCCS alumni.

Listening In & Auditing Classes

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.

In addition, all UCCS Alumni are invited to audit a graduate school course to help inform decisions on what program to pursue a graduate-level degree.

Curiosity Unlimited

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. The organization creates many opportunities to become acquainted with UCCS faculty members, to study relevant issues through free on-campus lectures, and to engage in leisure time learning. 

The Pillar Institute of Lifelong Learning

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 these 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.