Graduate School

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

UW-Stout offers more than 20 distinctive, highly-regarded graduate and advanced degree programs and more than 20 graduate-level certificates. Distinguish your career or pursue a new profession with a rewarding program or certificate that aligns with your professional and personal goals. Our friendly Graduate School staff is here to help you navigate the nuances of the application process.

Graduate Certificates

Professional Certificates to Enhance Your Career

Whether you're seeking a promotion in your current field or pursuing an emerging arena, UW-Stout's professional certificate programs offer the knowledge, skills, and experience to distinguish your career.

Certificates can be earned as a stand-alone program or in addition to your undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] degree. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level certificate programs.

Note: Certificates with an * are only available to on-campus students.

Art, Design & Graphics

Business & Management


Human & Social Sciences

Information Technology & Communications

Science, Engineering & Math

Apply to a UW-Stout Graduate Degree Program

To apply to a graduate-level degree 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.

Apply to a Graduate Degree Program

Use the Request Information form to receive more information about graduate program opportunities.

Request Information

Advantages of a Graduate Degree

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. 

Graduate School

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