Graduate Education

Until the early 1960s, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater had only offered undergraduate degrees. In response to societal needs for greater specialization and increased education in the professional work force, graduate programs were initiated at UW-Whitewater in the early 1960s. Since then, UW-Whitewater has granted over 16,000 master’s degrees. It is presently the fourth largest graduate school in the UW System with 1,298 students enrolled during the fall of 2018.

Master’s degree programs are available in accounting, business administration, communication, communication sciences & disorders, computer science, counseling, educational leadership & policy analysis, environmental safety & health, finance, professional studies, school business management, school psychology, social work, and special education. An extensive program of evening and online classes is offered for those who are employed during the day. It is possible to complete some master’s degree programs through summer and evening work without being a full-time student during the academic year.  Beginning in the fall of 2014, UW-Whitewater began offering the first Doctorate of Business Administation degree.

Graduate certificate programs are available in business administration, counseling, safety, school business management, and special education.

Graduate degree programs at UW-Whitewater are fully accredited by the North Central Association, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction.

Information on specific degree programs is found in the Degree Programs section of this catalog. For further information on admission to graduate studies contact:

School of Graduate Studies
Roseman Hall 2013
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190