Graduate education at UW-Stout is characterized by meaningful learning experiences that involve a combination of coursework and research. UW-Stout offers graduate degrees at the master, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. This document is intended to provide understanding and guidance to those who are charged with the responsibility for creating and maintaining graduate curriculum and to those who serve in the roles of review and evaluation.

Learning Goals for Graduate Programs at UW-Stout

The Graduate Education Committee approved the following statement of goals for student achievement across graduate degree programs offered at UW-Stout. In addition to the general goals outlined below, each graduate program at UW-Stout has established learning outcomes specific to the field of study. All graduate students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in their area of study.
  • Effectively communicate in the discipline.
  • Utilize analytic inquiry and information fluency skills to synthesize and integrate concepts in the field of study.
  • Exhibit the professional development, best practices, global perspectives, and dispositions of the profession.
  • Integrate knowledge by engaging in meaningful graduate-level scholarly and/or creative activities appropriate for their area of study.
In addition to the above goals, students earning terminal degrees will be able to:

  • Conduct original research and/or other forms of creative inquiry that significantly advance knowledge in their field of study.
  • Articulate, create, and present scholarship and/or creative work professionals in the discipline.