Graduate Catalog

Message from the Interim Associate Provost

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies at UW-Whitewater

For more than 50 years, UW-Whitewater has offered high quality, practitioner-oriented graduate degree programs. Graduate education here uses knowledge and skills acquired through baccalaureate degrees and professional experiences as a foundation for advanced-level study and professional development—preparing our graduate students for leadership and highly-trained roles in business, education, or the human services.

Our nearly 20,000 graduate alumni confirm for us that our graduate faculty remain our greatest asset.  There is a strong appreciation of our faculty and their commitment to mentoring, challenging, and supporting students throughout their programs whether it be at the master's, educational specialist, or doctoral levels.  The UW-Whitewater graduate faculty have distinguished themselves as a unique blend of accomplished and widely-published scholars and knowledgeable, well-connected professionals who know what works in the field.

Further, we know that our graduate students build treasured, life-long relationships with their peers.  Indeed, our data suggests that our graduate students learn through their seminars, projects, case studies, field placements and practica as much from the thinking and diverse experiences of their fellow students as they do from their own.  Invariably, graduate peers in our various programs become close friends and key contacts in strong professional networks once they leave their programs.

The graduate catalog is filled with opportunities.  We hope you find the graduate program that is right for you.  If you're not sure which one that is, please don't hesitate to contact the School of Graduate Studies, 262-472-1006, or stop in our offices in the Roseman Building.

Joan Littlefield Cook
Interim Associate Provost

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies 2019-2020 Catalog

The information contained in this catalog is based upon current regulations and policies of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Those regulations and policies are directive in nature and binding on the personnel, including faculty, academic staff, classified staff, limited appointment staff, other staff, and/or students, to which they pertain.

Wisconsin Statutes, administrative rules, resolutions of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, court decisions, opinions of the Attorney General, regulations and policies of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and any other rules or decisions from an authoritative source applicable to the University are among the sources of information in this publication.  They are subject to change without notice.

Information contained in this publication is also subject to change without notice.  For the most specific, up-to-date information on any subject that is part of this publication, contact the Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.

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