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Graduate Studies

Increasing your chances for lifelong success

With an array of traditional and online graduate programs, UW-Eau Claire offers a bevy of courses at the master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels, each designed to greatly advance your education. Departments and faculty provide thorough, detailed classes, that draw from real-world experiences and academic rigor. These efforts and more foster intellectual development and give the professional edge necessary to excel in a multitude of professions and within our global communities.

As a Blugold, I learned to take on new things and to always be curious. The world is full of ideas and being a Blugold has taught me if I don’t do it, someone else will.

Vanessa Raye Master's in Business Administration

Graduate programs

  1. Communication and Leadership in Health Organizations Program type: Graduate Certificate Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Improve organizational communication, patient care and population health outcomes with the communication and leadership in health organizations graduate certificate.

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  2. Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Baccalaureate), DNP Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: Hybrid Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our accredited doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program is an excellent option for those who have a bachelor's degree in nursing and are looking to build on their existing education and experience. Our supportive, expert faculty are here to help you refine your skills and enhance your knowledge with an impactful and rigorous curriculum.

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  3. Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master's), DNP Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: Hybrid Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our accredited doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program is an excellent option for those who have a master's degree in nursing and are looking to build on their existing education and experience. Our supportive, expert faculty are here to help you refine your skills and enhance your knowledge with an impactful and rigorous curriculum.

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  4. Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, EdS Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Become a problem solver, critical thinker and effective collaborator with a specialist degree in school psychology. Take your career to the next level and help children thrive behaviorally, emotionally and academically with your certification.

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  5. Master of Arts in History, MA Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The master of arts in history graduate program is intended for those who wish to increase their backgrounds in history, and for those who intend to do further advanced work in history.

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  6. Master of Arts in History - Public History, MA Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our master of arts in history - public history program prepares students for a wide range of career options by familiarizing them with museum work, historic preservation, archives and other public history subfields.

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  7. Master of Education in Professional Development, ME-PD Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: Hybrid Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The master of education in professional development is a blended weekend and online 30-credit cohort program designed specifically for the professional development of educators.

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  8. Master of Science in Athletic Training, MS Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
    Student taping an ankle during a UWEC soccer game

    Prepare to become an athletic trainer with a master's degree in athletic training. Through clinical experiences, impactful research and interprofessional practice, our rigorous program will give you the skills you need to succeed.

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  9. Master of Science in Data Science, MS Program type: Graduate Program; Graduate Certificate Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    This program, designed with input from industry leaders, is fully online. Start pursuing your master of science in data science now and enter the growing, in-demand field of data science.

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  10. Master of Science in Nursing, MSN Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Delivery: Hybrid Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Assume leadership roles in advanced professional nursing with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree. Our accredited program is designed to prepare students in adult-gerontologic or family health nursing, giving them the skills they need to improve patient care and move up in their chosen career.

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  11. Master's in Business Administration, MBA Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Develop your leadership skills, learn strategies for managing the day-to-day operations of an organization, and discuss how global agreements and changing technologies affect the conduct of business. Our accredited and innovative online program will help you and your career continue to move forward.

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  12. Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus
    Students in the CSD graduate program studying in the classroom

    Take your bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to the next level with a master's degree in CSD. Our accredited program will provide you with the skills and experience needed to stand out in your future career as a speech-language pathologist.

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Graduate Certificates

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Certificate
Military History Certificate
Public History Certificate
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Graduate Assistantship Positions for 2022-2023

The priority date for applying for a Graduate Assistantship or Graduate Student Foundation Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year is March 1, 2022.  Qualified students may also apply for the Advanced Opportunity Program for 2022-2023.
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Why choose UW-Eau Claire?

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UW-Eau Claire as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest.
  • UW-Eau Claire is a member institution of The Council of Graduate Schools and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The Wisconsin School Psychologist Association has frequently named a UW-Eau Claire student the top school psychology graduate in Wisconsin.
  • The College of Business MBA program has been recognized as both innovative and creative by AACSB International.
  • Through the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium, the College of Business offers an online business certificate and the MBA degree program.
  • UW-Eau Claire offers flexible graduate programming. The Master of Business Administration (offered through the UW MBA Consortium) and the Master of Science in Data Science degree programs are fully online; the online Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program is a part-time, 3-year program, which only requires one short visit to campus each year; and the Master of Education in Professional Development degree is a blended weekend and online program that is mostly online, it just requires one Saturday face-to-face meeting per month (schedule provided well in advance).

Accreditations

  • UW-Eau Claire is a member institution of The Council of Graduate Schools and accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools. 
  • The MBA program in the College of Business has been fully accredited and recognized as both innovative and creative by AACSB International.
  • The Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 
  • The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 
  • The School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.
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