Master's degree programs are available in accounting, business administration, business education, communication, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, guidance and counseling, music education, office systems, public administration, reading, safety, school business management, school psychology, and special education. An extensive program of evening classes is offered for those who are employed during the day. It is possible to complete master's degree programs through summer and evening work without being a full-time student during the academic year.
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 Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction.
Seniors may enroll for graduate credit. UW-Whitewater undergraduate students with senior status may be allowed to take at most six graduate credits at UW-Whitewater provided they have completed at least 90 semester credits with at least a 2.75 overall grade point average (or 2.90 over the last half of their course work) and have the written recommendation of the department chairperson of their undergraduate major. Eligibility for this privilege must be established with the Graduate Office. Seniors may not use graduate-level credits to satisfy requirements for the bachelor's degree. Undergraduate fees will be charged for their graduate-level work.
Students receiving full assistantship awards are expected to perform 20 hours of service per week. Workloads for partial awards are reduced proportionately. Duties will involve assignments such as laboratory assistant, research assistant, the preparation of materials for instruction, or other assignments of an academic nature.
The amount of a full assistantship award for the 1994-95 academic year was $6,850. The award amount for subsequent years is contingent upon funding being appropriated from the Wisconsin State Legislature, and is subject to change. When funds are available, out-of-state students who receive at least 2/3 of a full assistantship for an academic year or for one semester will be eligible for a remission of the nonresident portion of tuition costs for the corresponding time period. In addition, the out-of-state portion of the fees may be waived for the summer session if the student received at least 2/3 of a full assistantship award for the preceding spring semester.
New students and students currently taking courses as non-candidates for degree must complete and return both an application for admission to a degree program and an application for a graduate assistantship. Students who have already been admitted to a graduate degree program should submit only an application for a graduate assistantship. Completed application forms should reach the Graduate Office by March 15 of the preceding year. Recipients will be notified in writing and issued an employment contract as early as possible.
For information contact the Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies, Roseman Building, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790, telephone (414) 472-1006.
The amount of a full AOP award for the 1994-95 academic year was $7,000. The award amount for subsequent years is contingent upon funding being appropriated from the Wisconsin State Legislature, and is subject to change. Out-of-state students who receive AOP awards are also eligible for a remission of the nonresident portion of tuition costs for the time period of the award.
Additional information and application forms are available by contacting the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Support Services, 226 McCutchan Hall, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190-1790. Telephone (414) 472-4985.