Mission and Outcomes

Ensuring quality graduate education

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire provides graduate education, at the masters, specialist, and doctoral levels, in select programs that grow clearly from institutional undergraduate strengths and that meet identifiable regional and state needs.

Graduate 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. 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, or the application or transmission of existing knowledge.


All students who complete a UW-Eau Claire graduate program will have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced mastery of the methodology, techniques, and practices specific to the field of study;
  2. Excel in written and oral communication, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly, consistently, and logically;
  3. Demonstrate understanding and mastery for appropriately managing a range of general and discipline-specific ethical dilemmas;
  4. Utilize the research or scholarship of the discipline and produce scholarly or creative products consistent with disciplinary standards.

Each of the Colleges is responsible for promoting high standards of scholarship, for offering professional preparation appropriate to societal needs, and for maintaining an appropriate balance between the academic and professional components of graduate programs.

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