Considering grad school? Whether it’s the next step after undergrad or you’re coming back to improve 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.
Study here…or there
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You won’t find theoretical studies of outdated topics at UW-Whitewater.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
Close relationships with faculty
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.
Location, location, location
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.
"The professors were always available and seemed to genuinely care about every student. Feedback was always provided in a timely fashion which is always appreciated."
- Summer 2022 Graduate
The importance I see in building relationships and connections no matter where I go in my professional career, is at the core of what I gained during my time in my graduate program. The faculty there didn’t just pass on knowledge to us. They connected, they cared and supported me through all ups and downs and still do years later.
"I chose the UW-Whitewater School of Graduate studies because of the strength of the program and its incredibly convenient proximity. I feel especially grateful to have gotten to be a part of the Counselor Education program because of the wonderful relationships I made with my fellow students and the faculty while I was in school."
My experience in the Graduate School can help me to influence women in China. After just one year and a half of studying and working in America, I noticed I developed some professional skills such as critical thinking, integrity, making independent judgments, paying attention to detail, and leadership which all gradually transformed my mindset and my working style.
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!
On-campus Business Administration (MBA)
Online Business Administration (MBA)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)
Early Childhood Education Policy (MSE)
Assistive Technology - Coming Spring 2024
Athletic Counseling - Coming Fall 2023
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence
Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities
Educator Certificate in School Counsleing - Coming Fall 2023
Emerging Technology for Digital Learning
English Composition and Literature
Foundations of Learning Design
Leadership in Instructional Design and Learning Technology
Producing Effective Learning Experiences
Reading Teacher License (1316)
School Business Management with DPI 5008 License - Coming Fall 2023
Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in School - Coming Fall 2023
Teaching in Alternative Education Settings (TAES)
Trauma Informed Educational Practice - Coming Fall 2023
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.
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.
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We look forward to meeting you!
Our faculty are committed to mentoring, challenging, and supporting you throughout your program - whether it be at the master's, educational specialist, or doctoral levels. The graduate faculty you will work with have distinguished themselves as a unique blend of accomplished and widely-published scholars and knowledgeable, well-connected professionals who know what works in the field.
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