Graduate School

Take your education and career to the next level with a UW-Stout graduate degree or certificate.
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Graduate Programs & Certificates

UW-Stout has over 23 distinctive, highly-regarded advanced degree programs and 20 certificates. Our friendly Graduate School staff is here to help you navigate the nuances of the application process. We want you to successfully find your way into a rewarding program or certificate that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

How to Apply

To apply to a graduate-level program at UW-Stout, you'll need to complete both the general Graduate School application as well as your program-specific application. You can use UW-Stout's University Bulletin to explore graduate courses that interest you or check out all of our degrees and certificates. On individual graduate program pages, you can request information and find out what requirements you will need to apply.

Why is Graduate School a good choice?

Earning your graduate degree has many advantages. It can lead to higher salaries, career advancement, increased subject knowledge, and a personal sense of accomplishment. Yet, is a graduate degree right for you? Here are some factors to consider when contemplating graduate school.

  • Develop "future-ready" career skills
    Companies are preparing to come out of the pandemic stronger by redirecting and modifying their business and operations models. Major companies across all sectors want to hire people with the right skills and a growth mindset - we can help you go further in your career.
  • Increase your earning potential
    On average, an education, science, technology, and business graduate degree will earn you 38% more than an undergraduate degree. An added bonus at Stout is the majority of our programs allow you to develop a final project configured to benefit your employer or your company. 
  • Change careers
    In graduate school, you will learn about and more easily transition into a variety of fields. You'll attain the leadership skills necessary for the next 10, or even 20, years. Your chances of building a new and satisfying career are significantly improved with a graduate degree.
  • Financial assistance
    We understand that pursuing a graduate degree can be a big investment. At UW-Stout we believe in making that investment affordable and worthwhile. The majority of UW-Stout graduate students have research or graduate internships to help them graduate with little or no debt. 

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Master’s graduate Bernin has ‘awesome experience’ in WiSys Quick Pitch state finals

Josh Bernin had a day to remember recently when he earned his master’s degree in May from UW-Stout. Then, he had another special moment two months later.
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Major renovation of Heritage Hall ranked No. 1 in Chippewa Valley, third for UW System academic buildings

A critical renovation project of one of UW-Stout’s busiest classroom and lab buildings has taken a major step forward.
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Graduate student Prokosch supporting children, futures at Boys & Girls Club

When she graduates in spring 2023 with a master’s in school counseling, Tana Prokosch already will have multiple professional experiences.