University of Wisconsin Platteville

As a part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the basic values, vision, and guiding framework of the School of Graduate Studies are derived directly from those of the university. The primary function of the School of Graduate Studies is the administration, support, and development of graduate programs as provided in the university’s select mission.

Master's Programmes

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For 150 years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been an educational leader thanks to a determined Pioneer attitude that has enriched Southwest Wisconsin and the tri-state region.

That Pioneer spirit has launched not one, but two higher education institutions, led to the eventual merger of the rivals, and enabled the university to overcome all obstacles and thrive as one of the top universities in the Midwest.


The Graduate School recognizes that students learn in different ways and that education is a dynamic process. Faculty and staff will take a leadership role in developing a creative, exciting, and effective learning environment. Resources will be dedicated to support the innovation and risk- taking necessary to achieve this goal. Teaching designed to enhance learning by all students and to meet their continuing and changing needs will be expected, supported, and rewarded. The Graduate School will create and maintain a community of colleagues who share the process of establishing high quality teaching practices and a culture of continuous examination and improvement of such practices.


Participating in undergraduate research is a way to stand out from the crowd and make the most of the college experience. Students majoring in one of the science programs in the College of EMS (chemistry or microsystems and nanomaterials) are required to register for one credit of research as part of their degree. The faculty associated with these programs maintain active, state-of-the-art laboratories, and many students choose to participate in research beyond the minimum requirements. Students who complete undergraduate research projects have the opportunity to present their findings on campus and also regionally or nationally.


In the Academic and Career Advising Center, our team provides a supportive environment for the professional development of our students and alumni. Their journey can include career exploration, academic advising and career planning and selection. We have great relationships with employers who recognize the value of our Pioneers for a broad range of jobs. Collecting data on the success of our students and alumni in the workforce is critical as we continue to advance and collaborate with our campus community and off-campus constituents. 


Student services

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers direct assistance to international students enrolled at UW-Platteville. This includes orientation to campus, assistance with USCIS and visa regulations, housing and meal plan arrangements, activity programming, and adapting to the culture of the campus and community. Learn more about ISSS.

Housing services

The residence halls of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville strive to provide safe, clean, comfortable, and inclusive living environments as well as opportunities for individuals to be active participants in creating respectful and responsible learning communities. The Department of Residence Life works with individual residence halls and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (in conjuction with Collegiate Marketing Inc.) to provide rental lofts to students on campus.

Library services

Elton S. Karrmann Library is the information focal point for the UW-Platteville campus. The collections include 280,500 books, 90,800 government publications, subscriptions to over 1000 periodicals, newspapers, and other serial titles. In addition, the library offers electronic books, ejournals and databases. All are supplemented by the shared resources of all University of Wisconsin campus libraries and interlibrary loan.

ICT services

UW-Platteville offers three ways to connect wirelessly:

  • UWPlatt Secure WI-FI for Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • UWGuest WI-FI - No Account Required
  • Eduroam - Connect Securely Around the World
  • Students, faculty, and staff can experience the performance and security of a wired network on their wireless devices with the UWPlatt wireless network.

    Medical services

    The Student Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides a broad range of health care services to the campus community. These include acute care for illness, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities to actively participate in your own health care. With you as a partner in health care, we will help you take responsibility for preventing problems rather than having to get them "treated."

    Student Life

    Campus life

    The residence halls of UW-Platteville strive to:

    Provide positive and dynamic living environments by:

    - Providing environments conducive to academic success and personal growth.- Improving our halls from both a structural and cleanliness point of view regularly.- Exercising fiscal and operational practices to keep cost at the lowest possible level.- Striving to provide living spaces that are free from hate or bias-motivated incidents.

    Challenge each resident to realize and develop his or her full potential by:

    - Involving students in decision-making and self-discipline in their wing, floor, and hall.- Gaining satisfaction of the resident population toward the residence hall experience.

    Sports facilities

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville extends a warm welcome to all potential members of the Pioneer Activity Center. The PAC allows our students, faculty/staff, and the general public to further their wellness/physical activities at a minimal cost. Membership rates for the year, semester, or summer make life-time conditioning programs available at your easiest convenience. Whether it is walking on our indoor or outdoor tracks, swimming in our pool, playing basketball, volleyball or tennis, lifting in our diversified Fitness Center (free weights, selectorized and plate-loaded machines), cardio training on our ellipticals, treadmills, aerobic and spinning bikes, or taking fitness classes in our two exercise studios, our members will find facilities to accommodate all.

    Student clubs

    As a member of a student organization, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills as well as practical experience working with others. The enjoyment of collaborating and achieving goals, as well as the interpersonal connections, create one of the most valuable experiences that you will have at UW-Platteville!


    As an institution, UW-Platteville is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The Platteville Normal School, one of the founding institutions of UW-Platteville, was initially accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) from 1918-1922. This accreditation relationship has been maintained continuously through several institutional name changes since 1951.

    Platteville, Wisconsin, United States