Effective August 1, 2015, the University has suspended admissions to the Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program.
Is UW-Platteville accredited?
Yes, UW-Platteville is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
What are the entry requirements for the MSDEL program?
All applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from an institution meeting University of Wisconsin System accreditation standards. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required. For more information, see the Admission Information
How many hours should I commit to study each week?
For graduate-level coursework, you should schedule at least 10-15 hours of study time per week for each course.
Do I need to make any visits to campus to complete my degree?
No, you can earn the degree entirely online. We do, however, invite our students and graduates to visit campus. Graduating distance learning students may participate in on-campus commencement ceremonies.
What is the cost of tuition? Are payments plans offered? Is financial aid available?
Information about tuition and fees
is available online. UW-Platteville does not offer payment plans. All tuition and fees must be paid before you begin a course. American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. Financial Aid is available. To determine eligibility, contact the Financial Aid Office at 608.342.1836
. Please specify that you are a prospective distance learning student.
Can the GI Bill be applied to UW-Platteville Distance Education Programs?
You should talk to your Veteran Service Officer (VSO) about the restrictions and requirements and specify that you are interested in taking distance education courses. After talking with your VSO, contact the UW-Platteville Registrar to learn how to process your benefits. You may reach the Registrar's office at 608.342.1321
How long does the admission process take?
You will receive notice regarding your admission approximately four weeks after the Distance Learning Center receives your official transcripts and the director of the distance education leadership program receives all other required materials. Allow two weeks for all of your transcripts to arrive at UW-Platteville. It is your responsibility to request transcripts.
Where should previous schools I've attend send my transcripts?
Distance Learning Center
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3099
What does an online course look like?
If you’re curious about what an online course looks like, please take some time and check out Ready2Learn
gives you the opportunity to sample a course created in our online platform, Desire2Learn. The course utilizes many of the features the online classroom would, including videos, discussions, and quizzes.
Still have questions?
Contact the Distance Learning Center at 800.362.5460
. The Distance Learning Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.