MS Organizational Change Leadership FAQs

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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 entrance requirements for the MSOCL 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 page.

How many courses do I need to complete to earn the degree?

The MSOCL degree consists of 30 credits. Graduate transfer credits are approved on a case-by-case basis, but under no circumstances may transfer credits substitute for more than half the credits required to earn the degree. Be sure to contact Caryn Stanley (stanleyca@uwplatt.edu), Organizational Change Leadership Program Coordinator, with questions concerning transfer credits.

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.

Are there proctored exams for any of the courses?

Some courses require outside proctors, but most courses provide online exams when exams are used for assessment. For information about specific courses, contact Caryn Stanley (stanleyca@uwplatt.edu), Organizational Change Leadership Program Coordinator.

How long will it take to complete the MSOCL?

Full-time students (9 credits per semester, fall and spring) can complete the degree in two years. Most students take one or two courses at a time and will finish in three to four years. Students are allowed a maximum of seven years to complete the program.

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 payment 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 or trotter@uwplatt.edu. Please specify that you are a prospective distance learning student.

Can the GI Bill be applied to UW-Platteville Organizational Change 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 or registrar@uwplatt.edu.

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 organizational change 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 attended 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. 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 or disted@uwplatt.edu. The Distance Learning Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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