Distance Education Leadership FAQs

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. UW-Platteville is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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 certificate?

No, you can earn the certificate entirely at a distance. 

What is the cost of tuition? Are payments plans offered?

Tuition for online courses is $370 per credit regardless of residency and includes $30 per credit non-refundable tuition, plus a registration fee of $25 per semester. Print-based courses are $310 per credit regardless of residency and includes $30 per credit non-refundable tuition.

There are no payment plans offered for distance courses as tuition and fees must be paid in full before you begin a course. American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and VISA are accepted.

Can I apply veteran education benefits to UW-Platteville's distance education programs?

There are a number of veteran education benefits that Veterans may be eligible to apply toward an approved distance learning program. Please contact the Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran students for more information regarding your benefit eligibility. For general information on Federal and State veteran education benefits available, please visit the Wright Center, email them at veterans@uwplatt.edu, or call at 608.342.7351.

Where should previous schools I've attend send my transcripts?

Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution to the address below. Transcripts sent by students will not be accepted or evaluated.

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 staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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Distance Learning Center
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

608.342.1468
800.362.1468 (Toll Free)
DistEd[at]uwplatt[dot]edu

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