Message from the Dean
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is known for its quality graduate programs that build on strong undergraduate programs, meet regional needs, and emphasize individual attention with faculty mentors. We are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) to offer work at the master's, education specialist, and doctoral levels. We are a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) as well as the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).
UW - Eau Claire offers Master's degrees in Business Administration (both an on-site and an online MBA), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education (including Elementary Education, Library Science, Reading, and Special Education), English, History, Nursing, and School Psychology. Also offered is the Ed.S. degree in School Psychology, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Our graduate programs vary in format, from traditional full-time programs to exclusively online programs to evening programs and even to flexibly scheduled "cohort" programs. For instance, our nursing program offers a one day per week course schedule, and some of our education programs only meet once per month (on weekends) with extensive online learning contacts between face to face sessions.
Graduate studies at UW - Eau Claire emphasize personal working relationships between faculty and students in a variety of learning situations. A hallmark of graduate education is scholarly and creative activity, emphasizing discipline-specific research, the acquisition of new knowledge, and the application or transmission of existing knowledge. At UW - Eau Claire, all of our programs foster students' intellectual development, contribute to the advancement of disciplines, and enhance students' personal lives and their ability to contribute to their professions and communities.
So, whether you are looking to increase and improve your knowledge and skills, prepare for a career change or a new professional challenge, or just continue your life-long learning, choose UW - Eau Claire for your Graduate Studies.
I invite you to explore our Web site to learn more about the outstanding programs offered at UW - Eau Claire.
Michael R. Wick
Dean of Graduate Studies