General Requirements for On Campus and Online Masters Degrees

General Requirements for On Campus Master's Degrees

Academic Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for master’s degrees offered on campus. Individual programs may have additional requirements.

  • All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  • At least 21 credits must be earned in graduate courses that are not cross-listed with undergraduate courses, and of those 21 credits, at least 15 credits must be earned at the 7000-level). These credits must be included in the student’s program planning form.
  • No more than 12 credits can be transferred into a master’s degree program. 
    • Credits from other University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduate degree programs may be applied to a second graduate degree at UW-Platteville.  Please refer to the transfer credit policies for more details.
  • Students must satisfy the writing requirement of their degree program, or complete additional approved course work (6 credits).
  • Students must also successfully complete an oral examination if they are writing a thesis.
  • Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

General Requirements for Online Master's Degrees

Academic Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for master’s degrees offered online. Individual programs may have additional or varied requirements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  • At least 21 credits must be earned in graduate courses that are not cross-listed with undergraduate courses, and at least 15 of those credits must be earned at the 7000 level. These credits must be included in the student’s program planning form.
  • No more than 12 credits can be transferred into a master’s degree program.
    • Credits from other University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduate degree programs may be applied to a second graduate degree at UW-Platteville,  Please refer to the transfer credit policies for more details.
  • Courses in the 5000–6990 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided they have not previously taken the courses at the undergraduate level.