Graduate Studies

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Pathways

Students fast-track academic careers with Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Pathways

Authored on: Aug 08, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
To best position its students to succeed in the workforce, UW-Platteville offers the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Pathway, expediting students seeking both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees through a process that takes less time than the more traditional route.

Melissa Davis receives her Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the spring 2022 commencement ceremony.

Spring 2022 distance education and master’s degree program graduates announced

Authored on: Jul 07, 2022, Written by: Cheryl Lange
UW-Platteville congratulates the spring 2022 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs. Spring 2022

Kristine Knautz

Grad finds passion, career success with UW-Platteville MSISCM program

Authored on: Jul 07, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Some career paths are easily navigated – with a clear, straight road ahead. However, for recent Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management graduate Kristy Knautz, her career path included a sharp right turn.

Sha-Ron Buie

Bringing the truth to light: MSCJ graduate makes a difference in his community

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
For Shar-Ron Buie, life isn’t about helping oneself, but enhancing the lives of others. This philosophy is evident in all three positions Buie holds.

Mark Sidote and Shilo Wilkinson

Distance Education Alumni Board names officers

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Cheryl Lange
In addition to welcoming several new members in 2022, the Distance Education Alumni Board elected new officers earlier this year – Mark Sidote and Shilo Wilkinson.

Ryan Munz

Going the distance on and off the field: Head football coach credits online Project Management program for helping career

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst

When one hears the words “project management,” some may envision a profession embedded in the construction, business or supply chain fields. These assumptions wouldn’t be wrong, as project management professionals play pivotal roles in each of these industries, but they wouldn’t form the full picture either.


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UW-Platteville to offer free PMI® memberships to students

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
Starting this May, UW-Platteville will participate in the Group Student Membership plan offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This collaboration provides free PMI memberships for all degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Project Management program, and all other non-MSPM students enrolled in PROJMGT-prefixed courses. 

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M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership program renews multiple transfer agreements

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program has reaffirmed its commitment to providing multiple avenues for students to join and thrive in the online master’s program. In April, the university renewed agreements on accepting professional credit transfers from multiple industry leaders. 

Josslynn Day

Joslynn Day: Marine, mom, master’s student

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
Joslynn Day leads a busy life. As a supply officer in the Marine Corps and a member of the Department of State, she spends her days coordinating medevacs for U.S. personnel in foreign countries, which include politically-turbulent regions such as Afghanistan and, most recently, Ukraine.

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UW-Platteville Reaffirmed as PMI Global Accreditation Center University

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
To demonstrate that UW-Platteville is preparing students for the rapidly growing and highly demanded field of project management, the Master of Science in Project Management program has been reaffirmed by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) through 2027.

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M.S. in Integrated Supply Chain Management program renews credential transfer agreements

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has renewed agreements on accepting professional credits transfers from two industry leaders in supply chain management certifications. The agreements affirm the quality of these certifications and allow another avenue for students to join UW-Platteville’s online master’s program.

Health care worker

UW-Platteville M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership program producing healthcare leaders

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Dr. Linda Bay
The Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is designed to cultivate leadership skills, preparing individuals to navigate the ever-changing business environment. Healthcare systems are known for rapid change, and there is certainly more to come in the post-pandemic world.

Boebel Hall

M.S. in Criminal Justice program renews credential transfer agreements

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin -Platteville Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is pleased to announce its renewal of two transfer agreements which ensure students will have advanced placement with professional credentials in UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate program.

Kishore Thota

MSOCL student appointed as Chief Deputy Director of DPOR by Virginia Governor

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Learning while doing will be the new motto for Kishore Thota. The UW-Platteville Master's of Science in Organizational Change Leadership student was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, to serve as the chief deputy director of the Department of Professional Occupation Regulation, or DPOR. 

Jay Johll at Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2021 distance education and master’s degree program graduates announced

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Cheryl Lange

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulates the fall 2021 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs. Fall 2021 commencement, which took place Dec. 11, 2021, was the first to be held in person on campus since fall 2019, due to COVID-19. The fall ceremonies included both summer and fall 2021 students.


Markee Pioneer Student Center

UW-Platteville to host its first Pioneer Pitch: Master’s Showcase competition

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
This spring, UW-Platteville will host its first Pioneer Pitch: Master's Showcase competition. The competition is open to all graduate students completing a seminar, capstone or thesis course, and will give them the opportunity to share their exciting research and projects to a wider community. 

Christopher Gordon

UW-Platteville grad student uses education to prepare for life after military

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Christopher Gordon knows the importance of preparing for a mission – his 18-and-a-half years in the military ensured that. Now, he's training for a mission that will take him outside of his comfort zone – life as a civilian.

Mickey Peasley

Destination education: 69-year-old graduates with summa cum laude honors

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Education has been the vehicle to a better life for Mickey Peasley. Last month, the soon-to-be 70-year-old earned her bachelor's degree in business from UW-Platteville. It's a journey that has spanned decades and is far from finished.

Kenneth Mika and Eugene Woehrle (left to right)

Graduate program alumni receive 2021 Outstanding Alumni awards

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Two alumni of UW-Platteville graduate programs were honored with a 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. In addition to their master's degrees, both recipients also earned bachelor's degrees at UW-Platteville.

Pictured left to right are Wara Pirzada and Luis Cano.

2021 Distance Education Alumni Board Scholarship winners announced

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Distance Education Alumni Board selected students Luis Cano and Wara Pirzada as the 2021 recipients of its scholarship. The scholarship was created by the board in 2016 to help provide additional financial support to distance education students as they complete their degree.

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UW-Platteville named one of nation's top online universities

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville online programs have earned national recognition once again. This month, the university was named one of the 50 Top Online Colleges by CollegeValuesOnline.com.

Dr. Michael O'Connor Award

O’Connor receives PMI® Eric Jenett Award for Excellence

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
UW-Platteville announces another milestone achievement for one of its distinguished alumni. Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science in Project Management program, was recently recognized as a winner of the 2021 Project Management Institute’s Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.

Shawn Belling

UW-Platteville instructor attends seminar as keynote speaker

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Shawn Belling, project management instructor, regularly shares his expertise with organizations, including his most recent engagement at the PMI© Michigan Chapter’s Professional Development Day, which he attended as the keynote speaker. 

Supply Chain Management recognition

M.S. Integrated Supply Chain Management program honored for quality and affordability

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master's of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has a reputation of providing students with the skills to succeed in a constantly evolving market. Now, the highly-respected degree program is recognized as one of the most affordable in the nation by GreatBusinessSchools.org.

Jonathan Yancy

Organizational Change Leadership graduate ushers in change thanks to accelerated program

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Change is always constant. For most people this statement rings true, but it’s a way of life for Jonathan Yancy. While many simply accept and react to change, Yancy is one who optimizes it – channeling change into progress on a daily basis.

UW-Platteville campus

Spring 2021 distance education and master’s degree program graduates announced

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulates the spring 2021 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs.

Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation

UW-Platteville announces graduate program in sport administration

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Dr. Kristina Navarro
Dr. Tammy Evetovich, provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation, announced today the launch of a Master of Science in Sport Administration on the UW-Platteville main campus. The graduate program is built to provide students with the comprehensive leadership skills needed for careers in professional, collegiate, nonprofit, amateur, and recreational sport with a specific new focus on the global influence of sports.

UW-Platteville veterans

Master's degree candidates inducted into S.A.L.U.T.E. Veterans National Honor Society

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville student veterans will complete their college careers with more than a diploma. In addition to earning their master’s degrees this spring and summer, they will also graduate as members of the S.A.L.U.T.E. Veterans National Honor Society.

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UW-Platteville to offer two new graduate-level online certificates this fall

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville, in partnership with UW Extended Campus, will offer two new online certificates starting in September 2021. The graduate-level, semester-based certificates in Applied Bioinformatics and Senior Living and Services Leadership were intentionally designed to align with industry needs and high-growth occupations. 

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UW-Platteville Online named a top Tech Savvy university

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's reputation as a destination for online learning has been bolstered again. The school has been recognized as one of the top five Technology Savvy Online Schools in 2021 by Online Schools Center.

Scott Upton and family

MS Project Management grad takes career to outer space

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
It's fair to say Scott Upton's head has always been in the clouds – or rather – above them. A passion for aerospace was sparked as a youth and has driven his career and educational journey. He received a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota before earning a Master of Science in Project Management degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He currently works for Blue Origin, a company Upton said is "paving the road to space."

Jeff Busch and Jane Traffalis

Highway to success: Project management and civil engineering alumni work together to build solid team foundations

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
It's not often two alumni from the same university but different fields find themselves working together, yet this is exactly the case for Jeff Busch and Jane Traffalis.

UW-Platteville campus sign

Learning more about UW-Platteville’s Organizational Change Leadership program and its Safety Risk Control emphasis

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
The Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership is a relatively new degree program offered at the UW-Platteville, but its curriculum addresses a growing trend to prepare future leaders amidst rapidly changing business environments. UW-Platteville offers four emphasis areas to help students reach their individual career goals. Of particular note is the Safety Risk Control emphasis, introduced in 2018, which focuses on producing safety and risk control measures for businesses and their teams.

Ullsvik Hall

Pioneers supporting Pioneers: The Distance Education Alumni Board leaves impact on alumni, students

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Since its creation in 2006, the Distance Education Alumni Board has been committed to supporting alumni and students of UW-Platteville’s distance education programs.

Best Value Program

M.S. Project Management online program named nation’s best value

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master’s of Science in Project Management is recognized as the best value in the country in 2021, according to BestValueCollege.org.

Chris Yerges

M.S. Engineering student part of Daytona 500 winning team

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The win in NASCAR's biggest race came down to a few key seconds for lead engineer Chris Yerges and his team at Front Row Motorsports. But behind each of these winning seconds were countless hours of precise preparation and planning days before the rubber ever met the pavement. The work was certainly worth it for the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Engineering student, as driver Michael McDowell finished first at the Daytona 500.

Commencement ceremony

UW-Platteville’s distance education programs reach 3,000 graduates

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Forty-two years after its first correspondence course was introduced and administered via postal mail, UW-Platteville's distance education programs surpassed 3,000 graduates.

Christopher Jefferson

Engineering alumnus reaches new heights as satellite mission director

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
While an undergraduate student at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Christopher Jefferson fell in love with the thought of working in the space launch industry. This simple idea would launch his academic and professional career to outstanding heights.

Ashley Pratt

Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology student part of COVID-19 response

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Ashley Pratt has had an educational experience many would say isn’t standard. After earning her bachelor's degree while working full-time, she is now earning her Master of Applied Biotechnology degree, while working for a company that has a significant role in the COVID-19 response.

Best Value Organizational Change Leadership

M.S. Organizational Change Leadership program ranked fourth nationally

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is ranked as the fourth best value in the country, according to the 2021 BestValueCollege.org ratings.

Dion Shaw

Project management alumnus reinvests in others’ education

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Dion Shaw is a strong believer in developing your mind – even as the UW-Platteville graduate fights a disease that’s attacking his. In 1991, Shaw was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but that didn’t stop him from living an active life and giving back to others.

MSPM award

Online M.S. Project Management program recognized as a top value

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's online Master of Science in Project Management program was ranked as a Top 25 Best Value Online Graduate Programs for 2021 by Value Colleges. The ranking is based on the cost of the program and student-to-faculty ratios.

Ullsvik Hall in Winter

UW-Platteville reaches credit transfer agreement extensions with UCLA

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville has reached credit transfer agreement extensions with the University of California-Los Angeles. The partnership extension ensures UCLA Extension students will continue to have the opportunity to join one of UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate-level programs.

SHRM credit for credentials

UW-Platteville announces graduate-level credit for SHRM certificates

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces it will now award graduate-level credits for certificates earned through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Chris Polzer

Criminal Justice Instructor Chris Polzer wins 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Two-time UW-Platteville graduate and Criminal Justice Instructor Chris Polzer was named one of the university’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni. Recipients of the honor, which is presented by the Alumni Association, are chosen for their contributions to and recognition in their professions and communities, and continued engagement with the university.

Susan Hansen

UW-Platteville continues to be a pioneer in distance education

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville is known as the Pioneers, but the moniker is much more than a nickname. The university has been a pioneer and industry leader in distance education since 1978, when it began offering degrees through its print-based program.

Pictured clockwise, from left, are Dawn Drake, Ruth Miller and Gary Apperson.

2020 Distance Education Scholarship winners announced

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Center for Distance Learning is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship, Gary Apperson Memorial Scholarship, and Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship. The scholarships, which are awarded each year to students enrolled in distance education programs, were created to provide additional financial support for UW-Platteville students.

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Winners of the 2020 Distance Education Alumni Board Scholarship selected

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Distance Education Alumni Board selected students Maria Hutmacher and Isaac Dolan as the 2020 recipients of its scholarship. Created by the board in 2016 to help provide financial support to distance education students as they complete their degree, it provides two $300 scholarships each year.

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Make a difference and advance your career with a UW-Platteville Criminal Justice master’s degree

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
In 1997, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville started its multidisciplinary Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. Now in its 23rd year, the program has proven to be a vital and essential part of graduate education at UW-Platteville, with more than 400 students graduates and counting.

UW-Platteville

Spring 2020 graduates of distance education and graduate programs announced

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
This spring, the Division of Professional Studies celebrated 155 graduates of distance education and graduate programs. Among them were the first two students to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program.

OCL

Accelerate your career with a UW-Platteville Organizational Change Leadership master’s degree

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Michael Sullivan, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.

What does it take to lead change in the 21st century workplace?  I remember my first time being trained on how to lead change while working for a U.S. automobile manufacturer.


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Why a master’s degree in supply chain management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a good investment in your future

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Xiaotong Liu, Assistant Professor, School of Business

From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, supply chain is the beating heart of a company's operations and is essential for its success.


Travis Spaeth

An engineer’s paradise: student works and learns on island home

Authored on: Apr 04, 2018, Written by: Eric Herbst
On the other side of the world, Travis Spaeth spends his days working as an environmental engineer on the island of Saipan. He is also enrolled in the online Master of Science in Engineering program at the UW-Platteville.

Michael Sullivan

Bouncing forward: a new OCL instructor’s unique career path

Authored on: Feb 02, 2018, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Ever since Michael Sullivan took a high school history class, he has been passionate about education.