Graduate Programs

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers a wide array of graduate degree and certificate programs on campus as well as at other University of Wisconsin System institutions through cooperative agreements. Each of these graduate education opportunities is briefly outlined here; individual program requirements are discussed later in the academic sections of this bulletin.

Graduate Degree Programs

There are 13 master's degree programs and one doctoral program providing a variety of areas of study by the University. Those available on the Oshkosh campus are:

Biology
(Biology)    
(Microbiology)
MS
Business Administration
(Emphases in Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Marketing, MIS, Project Management)
MBA
Counseling
(School Counselor)
(Clinical Mental Health)
(Student Affairs/ College Counseling)
MSE
Curriculum and Instruction
MSE
Educational Leadership
MS
English
MA
Mathematics Education
MS
Nursing
(Clinical Nurse Leader)
(Nurse Educator)
(RN to BSN to MSN)


MSN

 

Nursing Practice DNP
Psychology
(Cognitive and Affective)
MS
Public Administration
(General Administration)
(Health Care)
MPA
Reading
MSE
Social Work
(Administration/ Management)
(Direct Practice)
MSW
Special Education
(Cross Categorical - ED/ CD/ LD)
(Early Childhood)
(Non-licensure)
MSE

Graduate Achievement Programs (G A P)

Some academic departments at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offer post-master’s studies referred to as Graduate Achievement Programs (GAP):

 

For more information about GAP programs refer to the specific academic sections of this Bulletin or contact the graduate program or Graduate Studies offices.

GAP requirements include:

  1. ALL GAPS require appropriate master's degrees.
  2. The GAP shall consist of a minimum of 15 semester hours of graduate credits, including at least nine credits earned in courses open to graduate students only (700-level).
  3. The GAP must be completed within four consecutive years.
  4. A cumulative graduate grade point average of at least a “B” (3.00) must be earned on all work that applies to the graduate degree or program.  A grade of F will not count as credits toward any degree or program.
    Some programs do not allow grades less than “B” on required or degree/program courses. Check with the individual graduate program as some also have other academic requirements for degree, certificate or Graduate Achievement Program (GAP) completion.
  5. All students must complete the core of courses required for the GAP:
    1. The core of courses required of all persons consists of at least six hours of graduate credits only.
    2. The remaining courses required to complete the minimum of 15 credits are to be chosen from those courses approved as acceptable for the particular GAP to be received. Students are to apply for admission in the same manner as degree-seeking students (See Admission Procedures in this Bulletin).
  6.  Upon admission to the Graduate Achievement Program, an approved Application for Admission to Candidacy  form shall be filed with the Graduate Studies office for each student.
  7. Transfer credits from other institutions will be limited to three in a GAP.
  8. GAP students must apply for graduation in the same manner as master’s degree candidates (See Graduation in this Bulletin).

Graduate Certificate Programs

Some academic departments at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offer post-baccalaureate or post-master’s studies referred to as Certificate Programs:

Academic DepartmentCertificate Area
Business Administration Foundations
Foundations - Consortium
Foundations - K-C Corp
English
Creative Writing
New Literatures
Educational Leadership Athletics Program Leadership
Leadership for Social Justice
Leadership for Post-Secondary, Technical and Adult Education
Principal Licensure
Technology Leadership in the Classroom
Nursing
Clinical Nurse Leader
Public Administration Health Care Management
Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorder

Certificate requirements vary by program. 

Contact the program or Graduate Studies offices for more information.

 

Collaborative Degree Programs

In addition to on-campus programs, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has established written collaborative agreements with the University of Wisconsin campuses at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Parkside, Stevens Point and Superior and a WI Technical College in Appleton, to offer several graduate degree programs and individual credit options for students at these various locations.  These collaborative programs and their unique characteristics are summarized here:

 

Business Administration (MBA): Cooperative program with the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

This regional graduate program is based on an existing University of Wisconsin Oshkosh program. However, in order to satisfy the needs of students throughout northeastern and central Wisconsin, all the courses necessary for obtaining a degree are offered in the Green Bay, Oshkosh and Stevens Point area. The availability of all required courses at each campus location provides maximum convenience to students in the program who are primarily working adults earning a graduate degree part time. 

For more information regarding this nationally accredited MBA program, please contact the MBA Graduate Program in the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

 

Business Administration (MBA): Consortial program with University of Wisconsin campuses in Eau Claire, LaCrosse and Parkside, in which the four universities award a consortial degree.

For more information, please contact the MBA Graduate Program in the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

 

 

Curriculum and Instruction (MSE): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

A set program of study leading to the master's degree is offered evenings and summers at UW-Sheboygan for lakeshore county teachers. All but seven credits are offered on the UW-Sheboygan campus. All other aspects of the program are the same as the on-campus program.

For further information, contact the UW Oshkosh Curriculum and Instruction graduate program office (920) 424-2477 or the UW-Sheboygan Student Services office at (920) 459-6633.

 

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis [formerly Educational Administration] (MS): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in which the University of Wisconsin-Madison has the degree entitlement.

39 graduate credits are required for the degree and School Principalship certification. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers 21 credits toward this program; the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Oshkosh campus offers 18 credits.  All coursework is offered on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. Successful students will receive the M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be eligible for recommendation to the Department of Public Instruction for licensure in School Principalship. Director of Instruction,  Director of Pupil Service and Special Education licensure also are available through this cooperative program.

For more details, contact the Department of Human Services and Professional Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (920) 424-1490.

 

UW System School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC) through the Educational Leadership Department (MS and/or Licensure): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in which the University of Wisconsin-Madison has the degree entitlement.

UWSSLEC combines the strengths of faculty in programs at Whitewater, Madison, Eau Claire, Superior and Oshkosh to teach strong skills in information organization, curriculum, technology application and integration, literature, management, and leadership to teachers interested in becoming school library information specialists.  This unique collaborative program offers hybrid online courses to prepare school library information specialists.

For more details, contact the Department of Human Services and Professional Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (920) 424-1490.

 

Clinical Nurse Leader (CERTIFICATE): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

This certificate program allows students who already hold a master’s degree in nursing to complete the necessary requirements for CNL certification and practice.    There are increasing demands to improve quality, safety, and patient outcomes across healthcare settings.  Clinical nurse leaders are advanced generalists, academically and experimentally prepared to provide leadership in managing the care environment and improving clinical outcomes.  This is an on-line program.

For further information contact the UW Oshkosh graduate Nursing program office (920) 424-2106.

 

Nurse Practitioner (DNP): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

The faculty at the two campuses collaborated extensively in the development, design, and approval of the first doctoral program at UW Oshkosh.  The campuses continue to share information and experiences to help with the on-going management of the program.

For further information contact the UW Oshkosh graduate Nursing program office (920) 424-2106.

 

Professional Counseling (MSE): Cooperative program with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

This program is based on an existing University of Wisconsin Oshkosh program but is available, in part, at the Stevens Point campus. Some University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point courses may be taken as required or elective program courses.

For more details on the cooperative features of the program, contact the Professional Counseling Department, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, (920) 424-1475 or Patricia Caro, Graduate Studies for the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, (715) 346-4403.

 

Public Administration (MPA):  Collaborative program with Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), in which the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has the degree entitlement.

Upon successful completion and the awarding of a certificate in the FVTC Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute, a degree candidate at UW Oshkosh will receive graduate credit that applies toward the completion of an MPA degree.

For more details on the features and requirements of this collaboration, contact the Public Administration Department, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, (920) 424-3230.

 

Social Work (MSW): Collaborative program with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in which both the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Green Bay have the degree entitlement.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have established a Collaborative MSW Program that prepares social workers for advanced practice as facilitators, partners and leaders in planned change activities with service users and community service providers. The program’s goal is to educate professionals ready to assume administrative and direct practice leadership roles within this region’s increasingly diverse and transforming rural and metropolitan environments.

For more information, contact the Social Work departments at either UW Oshkosh or Green Bay.