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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Facts about Graduate Education

History and Degrees

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier regional comprehensive university offering 13 master's degree programs and 17 post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and doctorate of Business Administration with approximately 1,100 graduate students enrolled each semester. The 400 acre campus, located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago metropolitan areas, is a short distance from the scenic Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Southeastern Wisconsin.

School of Graduate Studies Mission Statement

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 computers and other appropriate technologies as needed; and
  • synthesize and articulate multiple concepts in a clear, concise and persuasive manner.

Graduate Enrollment (Fall 2013)

 

TOTAL

Men

531

Women

594

Total

1,125


Alumni

Since the Summer of 1964, 14,286 students have graduated with a master's degree.

Faculty and Staff

Department

Number

Instructional Faculty

359

Academic Staff

515

Classified Staff

351

TOTAL

1,225