Take your academic career to the next level

Access every aspect of your UW-Platteville education from the comfort of your home or any other location convenient for you. Our online programs allow you to earn your degree or simply take a few classes to achieve your personal and academic goals at your own pace to fit your busy lifestyle.

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates.

Entry Term Recommended Deadline
Fall August 15
Spring January 15
Summer April 15


Admission Guidelines

Although the master’s program requires no entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT, some programs may have specific admission requirements. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW-System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree granting institution). International degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

  • To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above; or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students not meeting those requirements, or who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field, but who meet one of the requirements listed below may be considered for full standing through an extended review of their application material.

    • Graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Undergraduate degree GPA of 2.50 to 2.75
    • Bachelor's degree earned more than five years before date of application
  • Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on trial enrollment. Trial enrollment admission status is to be used only in extraordinary cases. Admission as a trial enrollee must be justified by the admitting department and approved by the Assistant Provost of Graduate Programs, Assessment, Teaching and Distance Learning.

    You may also apply as a special student. See Single Course Enrollment below for details.

  • If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, you must request that your academic records (called transcripts in the U.S.) that confirm your secondary and university education. These records must be mailed directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Academic records must be submitted in the original language along with a certified English translation.

    All academic records should include dates of attendance, level of study, subjects, leaving remarks or grades, rank in class (if possible), and the grading system used. Exams, test results, certificates, diplomas, and degrees earned should all be listed.

    Any records received become a part of your permanent student record at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and cannot be released. International transcripts are subject to a course-by-course evaluation. UW-Platteville has approved One EarthEducational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to complete this evaluation. Official transcripts/academic records are required to complete the evaluation.

    If you attended a school outside the United States, follow these procedures:

    1. Request official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you earned your degree(s), including a translated copy if your transcript is not in English. Neither UW-Platteville nor ECE provide translation services. You are responsible for providing a translated copy of your transcript.
    2. Go to One Earth, ECE or WES and click Apply Now. Use Course by Course for your report option.
    3. Pay all fees associated with setting up an account.

    In addition to filing the standard application for admission with official transcript(s) translated in English, you must provide a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to UW-Platteville. As an alternative, you may submit a scoring report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Program admission requires a band-level score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score.

    An Official TOEFL Score that meets one of the following minimum requirements:

    • UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917
    Test Date Taken Total Minimum Score Subject Area Minimum Requirement
    Paper-based Test Prior to October 2017 550 N/A
    Paper-based Test October 2017 or after N/A

    Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:

    • Reading (20)
    • Listening (20)
    • Writing (22)
    Internet-based Test All 80 AND must meet minimums for all subject areas as noted

    Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:

    • Reading (20)
    • Listening (20)
    • Speaking (18)
    • Writing (22)

    International students may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement by submitting acceptable justification. If you are from an English-speaking country, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. The waiver request should include your name, daytime phone number, and desired program of study. You may request a waiver by submitting justification to disted@uwplatt.edu or mailing your request to:

    Office of Professional Program Support
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    1 University Plaza
    Platteville, WI 53818

    Transferring from an institution from within the United States, you may be excused from the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

    If you are an enrolled student at the UW-Madison English as a Second Language ProgramWisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

    Additional Requirements for an on campus graduate program:

Application Process

To apply to UW-Platteville as a graduate student pursuing a degree online, please submit the following:

  • UW System Application
  • $56 application fee
  • Transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution
  • Transcripts for any previously earned graduate credits to be considered for transfer
  • Résumé emailed to disted@uwplatt.edu

Your official transcripts must be submitted directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be mailed to:

Office of Professional Program Support
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

If the college you are currently attending or previously attended uses an electronic transcript service for sending official transcripts, we can accept electronic transcripts directly from that service. Official electronic transcripts should be sent by selecting Graduate Admissions.

If you have questions at any time, please contact us at 877.897.5288 or disted@uwplatt.edu.

Specific Program Requirements

Students who have met university admission guidelines, please note there may be additional admission requirements for specific graduate programs.

  • Requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, applicants must have two semesters of college-level lab coursework in biology and/or chemistry. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

  • Requires a purpose and goals statement to be submitted with application. This information can be written in the "essay" section of the application.

  • Coursework in computer science with a programming emphasis and a calculus or statistics course is required. Applications must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

  • Requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking is required. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution OR a baccalaureate degree (not identified above) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and demonstrate extensive experience in one of the areas of emphasis.

Single Course Enrollment

Not ready to enroll in a degree program? You can enroll as a Special Student for single course enrollment. You may enroll in a single course rather than a full degree for personal enrichment, to apply toward a certificate, if you plan on transferring the course to another institution, or if you want to start a course(s) while the admission process is completed.

As a special student you:

  • Can enroll in a maximum of 12 credits.
  • Must meet prerequisites for courses. You may be asked to provide an unofficial transcript to show prerequisites.
  • Are not obligated to follow specific degree requirements.
  • Are not eligible for financial aid.
  • May be admitted to a degree program after completing the admission process and any in-progress coursework. Check program requirements for more information.

You may register as a Special Student and receive academic credit for courses taken while at this status if you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

To enroll for a single graduate course review the complete list of online course offerings and complete the Special Student Application.