Distance Learning Campus

A Pioneer in Distance Education and Online Learning

University of Wisconsin-Platteville's distance education program began in 1978 as a print-based correspondence program, offering a single bachelor's degree in business administration. Three years later, its first graduating class numbered just five. Living up to the Pioneer name, in 1999 UW-Platteville became the first public university in Wisconsin to deliver an entire degree online, a master's degree in project management. That same year, the University founded the Office of Professional Program Support to support the growing population of online students. The first 13 graduates celebrated their commencement in 2001.

In the years since, we have surpassed 2,200 graduates from across the globe. Today, our one-stop-shop approach to student services serves as a model for distance education programs nationally. We now reach more than 2,500 students worldwide through programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

A lot has changed since 1978, but the Office of Professional Program Support's commitment to serving students who need flexibility to earn their degree has remained steadfast. Through sound course design, passionate faculty, rigorous content, ongoing planning and improvement, and people dedicated to providing quality education at a distance, UW-Platteville continues to set the standard in online education.

Earning an Online Degree from UW-Platteville

Online learning is designed to serve adults seeking advancement in their careers or a career change.  Online courses are set up to be interactive, allowing you to communicate with your instructors and classmates in a virtual classroom environment.

Office of Professional Program Support

The Office of Professional Program Support is devoted to empowering, guiding, and advocating for each of our distance students through their academic journey at UW-Platteville. Our mission is to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to holistically support and provide the resources students need to reach their individual goals.

Office: 2100 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099
Phone: 608.342.1468 or 800.362.5460
Email: disted@uwplatt.edu


Associate of Arts and Sciences
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Integrated Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration in Integrated Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies


Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Human Resource Management
Supply Chain Management