Welcome to the Office of University Graduate Studies

UW-La Crosse offers numerous graduate programs at the master's and educational specialist levels, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Each of the three academic units that comprise the University offers programs - the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, and the College of Science and Health.

A hallmark of the graduate education experience at UW-La Crosse is close interaction with faculty. Graduate students network with faculty through course work, collaboration in teaching, research projects, professional service endeavors, independent studies, practica, internships, and other scholarly pursuits to enhance their knowledge and skills. The graduate faculty is committed to quality in all graduate education endeavors. Many of our students continue their education in doctoral and other areas of professional study. We look forward to you joining our community of scholars.

Several types of financial assistance, grants, and awards are available to qualified graduate students (Financial Aid Office). Graduate assistantships and nonresident tuition/fee waivers are available on a competitive basis in each college. Contact specific graduate program directors for assistantship and nonresident waiver application information. Additional funds are available through the Graduate Student Grant Program For Research, Service, and Educational Leadership Projects and the Graduate Student Professional Travel Awards Program. Many of these grants and awards fund research projects that fulfill thesis and other culminating graduate project requirements.

To obtain detailed descriptions of areas of study you can preview our graduate programs, or visit the UW-L Graduate Catalog. The Graduate Catalog also contains information regarding financial aid, library services, transfer course policies, international education, and other areas of interest for prospective graduate students. UW-L is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and many of our programs are nationally accredited and ranked.

Visit the Graduate Admissions Office for application materials. Contact the Office of University Graduate Studies (220 Morris Hall) if you have questions (608-785-8124; gradstudies@uwlax.edu). International students should contact the Office of International Education (608-785-8017; uwlworld@uwlax.edu). We look forward to being a part of your continuing professional development.

Robert H.Hoar
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs