School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies

Photos from Commencement May 2014

Graduate 2014 Commencement Gallery


Announcements

Graduate Student Research Awards Announced

The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education is pleased to announce awards for this year’s graduate research grants. UW-Whitewater recognizes the importance of basic and applied research for our graduate student’s prof essional education and supports their efforts with modest research grants. Funds are provided by the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education and the Segregated University Fees Committee. Graduate Student applied projects will directly benefit 16 school districts and will be presented to professional organizations in Wisconsin, Washington, DC, and Spain.
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2014-2015 Academic Calendar

The new 2013-2014 Academic Calendar can be found here. The calendar includes dates for Graduation, Exams, and other important university events.


Change to Graduate Grading Scheme effective Fall 2013

A new Graduate grading scheme has been approved and is scheduled to take effect Fall of 2013. Please follow the link to view these changes.

Plus/Minus Grading System Effective Fall 2013

 

New application procedure for M.S. - Communication Sciences and Disorders program

Deadline for Applying for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program for the Fall or Summer 2015 semester is 1 February 2015.

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Changes to M.S. - Counseling Program

Deadline for Applying for the Counseling program for the Fall or Summer semester is 1 October 2014 or 1 February 2015. There is no Spring semester start in the Counseling program.

Persons interested in the Community Counseling program at UWW should be aware that there are significant program changes that will be implemented in the next year. The program will be transitioning to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (from the Community program). For more information regarding these changes, see the program information on the Graduate School web site or visit the Counselor Education Department home page.


M.S.E. - School Psychology Program Deadline

Deadline for Applying for the School Psychology program for the Fall or Summer 2015 semester is 15 February 2015.


Tuition Bills Emailed

Student Financial Services will be issuing all tuition billing statements via student e-mail accounts. Be sure to check your account regularly.


COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION

PLEASE NOTE : The May 17, 2014 commencement ceremony for Master’s and Education Specialist students will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Kachel Fieldhouse. It will be separate from the undergraduate ceremony.


August 2014 Graduation

Deadline for Applying for August 2014 Graduation is Friday, May 30, 2014.

Graduate students planning to graduate in August 2014 need to apply for graduation by Friday, May 30, 2014. Students must: submit the application for graduation (available through the Graduate Office, or online at the Graduate Studies webpage); complete a Graduate Outcomes and Satisfaction Survey; and submit a graduation fee of $ 45.00 (will be added to your student account and must be paid prior to graduation). Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information ( gradschl@uww.edu ).

 

December 2014 Graduation

Deadline for Applying for December 2014 Graduation is Friday, September 12, 2014.

Graduate students planning to graduate in December 2014 need to apply for graduation by Friday, September 12, 2014. Students must: submit the application for graduation (available through the Graduate Office, or online at the Graduate Studies webpage); complete a Graduate Outcomes and Satisfaction Survey; and submit a graduation fee of $ 45.00 (will be added to your student account and must be paid prior to graduation). Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information (gradschl@uww.edu ).

 


May 2015 Graduation

Deadline for Applying for May 2015 Graduation is Friday, January 30, 2015.

Graduate students planning to graduate in May 2014 need to apply for graduation by Friday, January 31, 2014. Students must: submit the application for graduation (online at the Graduate Studies webpage); complete a Graduate Outcomes and Satisfaction Survey; and submit a graduation fee of $ 45.00 (will be added to your student account and must be paid prior to graduation). Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information (gradschl@uww.edu ).


Graduate Research Grants

Awards will be made twice during the year. Fall applications are due by Friday, October 10, 2014, 4:00pm in the School of Graduate Studies (Roseman 2013). Applicants and sponsoring faculty members will be informed of awards by Friday, 7 November 2014.

Spring applications are due by Friday, 6 February 2015, 4:00pm in the School of Graduate Studies (Roseman 2013). Applicants and sponsoring faculty members will be informed of awards by Friday, 27 February 2015. (Note, large numbers of fall applications will limit the availability of spring funding; best to apply in fall.)

Download Graduate Research Grant form here.


School of Graduate Studies Announces Outstanding Thesis Award Winner for 2012

Shauna Wessely has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 UW-Whitewater Outstanding Master's Thesis Award. Her thesis, "The Fat is in the Fire: An Inquiry into Fatness, the Third-Person Effect, and Empathy,” was selected by a panel of graduate faculty evaluators representing each of the four colleges.

Graduate faculty who served as evaluators for this year's competition were asked to assess the entrants relative to such issues as the extent would the thesis appear to contribute to the discipline, the quality of the writing and overall expression, the appropriateness of the research design and data collection procedures, the effectiveness and appropriateness of the analysis and interpretation of the data, and finally, the overall creativity of the project. The quality of all entrants this year was noteworthy. In the words of one evaluator, “It was a pleasure to review each of the theses. The literature review for each was very well done and the writing was very impressive. All of the authors should be proud of their work.”

Ms. Wessely's thesis will be forwarded as UW-Whitewater's nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate School's (MAGS) Distinguished Master's Thesis Award. The MAGS competition, which was originally started to “recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master's level from across the Midwest,” typically fields approximately 150 master's level entrants from a variety of disciplines and degree programs at a number of Division I, II, and III institutions. Ms. Wessely will also receive a certificate of recognition from UW-Whitewater and will have her name engraved on a plaque displayed in the School of Graduate Studies.

The UW-Whitewater Outstanding Thesis Award has been given annually since 1990. For a list of previous Outstanding Thesis Award winners, go to: http://www.uww.edu/gradstudies/awards.php


School of Graduate Studies Mission

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater oversees programs whose goal is to provide high quality, practitioner-oriented programs that use knowledge and skills acquired through baccalaureate degrees as a foundation for advanced preparation and professional development for careers in business and industry, education and human services.

The graduate programs achieve this through provision of learner-centered processes which couple professional experiences with advanced knowledge and highly-refined analytic, communicative and functional skills such that their students are capable of performances that characterize the best practices of their profession.

To that end, all master's level graduates will be able to:

  • comprehend and discuss advanced theoretical questions and current issues;
  • collect, analyze and interpret data applicable to complex questions and problems;
  • conceptualize, evaluate and implement solutions to complex problems;
  • use appropriate technologies as needed; and
  • synthesize and articulate multiple concepts in a clear, concise and persuasive manner

UW-Whitewater Core Values and Mission


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