A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse! This catalog is designed to familiarize readers with the numerous graduate degree programs and courses offered by our university.
UW-La Crosse is a public institution of higher education governed by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. While its initial mission in 1909 was to prepare teachers, UW-††††† La Crosse has expanded programs to include specialized degrees in education, allied health and business disciplines, exercise and sport science, health education and promotion, recreation, and the liberal arts and sciences. Students may select from 27 graduate programs, many of which have a counterpart among the nearly 80 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Continuing education courses and international opportunities further enhance the UW-L experience.
Graduates of UW-L master's degree programs can be found throughout the world in positions of responsibility and leadership.
Graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are offered in each of the four colleges that comprise the university - the College of Business Administration; the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education; the College of Liberal Studies; and the College of Science and Allied Health.
Among our many fine programs, some things are noteworthy. The Masterís of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
UW-L has a reputation for statewide and national excellence in the biological sciences, education, and numerous fields related to health, exercise and sport science, and recreation management. In addition, we offer Wisconsinís only nationally accredited Masterís of Public Health in Community Health Education.
The College of Science and Allied Health's graduate program in biology has developed an excellent reputation for preparing graduates for professional advancement in scientific and research careers or Ph.D. studies.
The School of Education offers the only graduate degree in College Student Development and Administration in the state and a flexible Masterís of Education in Professional Development degree that provides students an opportunity to specially tailor a program of study to their academic and career interests.
The College of Liberal Studies has a new Education Specialist degree in School Psychology. (NCA approval pending)
A hallmark of the graduate experience at UW-L is the opportunity for close interactions with faculty through course work, collaboration in research endeavors, and numerous other opportunities for independent studies, practica, internships, and other scholarly pursuits.† The graduate faculty and I are deeply committed to quality in all graduate education endeavors. We look forward to having you join our community of scholars at UW-L.
Garth Tymeson, Director
Office of University Graduate Studies