School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies

Considering grad school? Whether it’s the next step after undergrad or improving your standing in your field, you need a program that is not just theoretical and discussing what “might work.” You need a program that is hands-on, giving you the skills to apply on the job from day one.

That is what you get at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. An education you can use to grow your expertise, expand your career options, and increase your lifetime earning potential - all without breaking the bank.


What Programs Do You Offer?

With the wide variety of graduate programs offered at UW-Whitewater, you’re sure to find something that will fit your needs. From communication to computer science, finance to social work, you can be confident that you will find the program that best meets your needs to succeed in your chosen field.

Find the perfect graduate school program for you below!

Graduate Certificate

Applied Behavior Analysis
Online

Graduate Certificate

Applied Bioinformatics
Online

Graduate Certificate

Assistive Technology
Online

Graduate Certificate

Athletic Counseling
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

Autism Specialist
Online

Graduate Certificate

Business Foundations
Online

Graduate Certificate

Chemistry
Online

Graduate Certificate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

Corporate Finance
Online

Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity
Online

Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity Management
Online

Graduate Certificate

Data Analytics
Online

Graduate Certificate

Digital Marketing & Artificial Intelligence
Online

Graduate Certificate

Dyslexia & Language Based Learning Disabilities
Online

Graduate Certificate

Educator in School Counseling
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

Emerging Technology for Digital Learning
Online

Graduate Certificate

English Composition & Literature
Online

Graduate Certificate

Foundations of Instructional Design
Online

Graduate Certificate

Gerontology
Online

Graduate Certificate

Health Communication
Online

Graduate Certificate

Human Resource Management
Online

Graduate Certificate

Investment Analysis
Online

Graduate Certificate

Leadership in Instructional Design & Learning Technology
Online

Graduate Certificate

Marketing Strategy
Online

Graduate Certificate

Mathematics
Online

Graduate Certificate

Organizational Communication
Online

Graduate Certificate

Producing Effective Learning Experiences
Online

Graduate Certificate

Project Management
Online

Graduate Certificate

Reading Teacher License (1316)
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

School Business Management
Online

Graduate Certificate

School Business Management with DPI 5008 License
Online

Graduate Certificate

School Counseling
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

School Social Work
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

School Social Work - Post MSW
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

Social & New Media
Online

Graduate Certificate

Social Emotional Learning & Mental Health in School
Online

Graduate Certificate

Strategic Communication
Online

Graduate Certificate

Substance Abuse Counseling
Inperson/Hybrid

Graduate Certificate

Transition Specialist
Online

Graduate Certificate

Trauma Informed Practice in Education
Online

How Do I Apply?

It’s easy to assume that you could get lost in the process of application and be seen as just another number. And, at some institutions, that may be the case; but not at UW-Whitewater. Here, we work with you to make sure you are admitted and on your path to success quickly and easily. This is not an automated process. A living, breathing member of our staff will review your application to ensure the best fit.

You can begin the admissions process here »

We look forward to meeting you!

UW-Whitewater Grad School expertise

Dive deeply into your passions to become the expert in the room

UW-Whitewater Graduate School earning potential

Increase your earning potential and career trajectory

UW-Whitewater Grad School prepare to change careers

Prepare to change careers

UW-W Grad School higher education

Prepare for a career in higher education or research

Why Grad School at UW-Whitewater?

Many of our programs feature in-person teaching, designed to foster quality relationships between you and the instructors who are dedicated to your success. Plus, we offer some programs online to allow you to study from anywhere. But, even those are backed by a real, brick-and-mortar university with a tradition of excellence.

You won’t find theoretical studies of outdated topics at UW-Whitewater. Here, you’ll get the real-world skills necessary to take your career to the next level. From day one, you’ll learn skills that you can apply on the job on day two.

With a host of master’s programs, myriad Graduate Certificates, and a Doctoral Degree Program, you’re sure to find a course of study that appeals to you. To find yours, take a look at our graduate programs

Small class sizes means a low student-to-teacher ratio and more teacher/student interaction. You don’t need a master’s degree in business analytics to understand that. It also means you’ll have a closer relationship with an instructor dedicated to your success and willing to work with you to make sure that happens. 

What good is the pay increase that often comes from a graduate degree if you only use it to pay off your student debt? The graduate school at UW-Whitewater is more affordable than most while maintaining the highest level of educational quality.

Whether you’re in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, or anywhere in between, UW-Whitewater is conveniently located. So, if your courses bring you to our lovely 400 acre campus, it won’t take you long to get here.

How Much Will It Cost and How Will I Pay For It?

At UW-Whitewater, we pride ourselves in offering high quality education at affordable prices. Since each program and situation is different, we encourage you to estimate your cost of attending using our online calculator.

In addition to affordable prices, we offer financial assistance options so that you are able to spend your time focused on your education. The two primary forms of financial assistance for graduate school that we offer are Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Research Grants. You can find out about these and other assistance options here.

Our Graduate School Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of renowned scholars with extensive publishing records and seasoned professionals who apply best practices from their field experience. Whether pursuing a master's, educational specialist, or doctoral degree, these exceptional mentors are committed to challenging, supporting, and preparing you for career success through rigorous coursework, research guidance, and professional development opportunities.

Meet our Graduate School Faculty
  • Grad Newsletter

    2024 Graduate Teaching Award Presented to Dr. Gina Martin

  • SGSCE News

    UW-Whitewater commencement speaker Dylan Riley has big dreams for the future

  • SGSCE News

    Commencement speaker Ty Jahnke one of a long line of Warhawks

  • SGSCE News

    Celebrating the distinguished research of Dr. Praveen Parboteeah

  • Grad Newsletter

    Leading Technology Change: Alum Applies Her Learning in Real-Time

  • Grad News

    Graduate of new UWW program poised to address childcare crisis

  • CE Newsletter

    Graduate Students Bring Home the Gold

  • CE Newsletter

    Colleen Tillis claims UW-Whitewater Capstone Award

  • CE Newsletter

    Early Childhood Education Students Connect with Educational and Professional Opportunities

  • CE Newsletter

    Take Advantage of the Long Winter Nights with a Short Online Session

  • CE Newsletter

    Industry Partners and Research Administrators Gather to Collaborate on Research Advancement

  • Grad News

    Exploring unknown worlds: UW-Whitewater student blends communication and science in deep sea venture

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