Students will be admitted to one of our five partner institutions. The admissions determination will be made by a committee consisting of Academic Program Directors from the five partner institutions. Once admitted, the student’s home institution will remain constant for the duration of the degree program. Admissions will occur on a rolling basis with new applicants able to start the program during each of the academic terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer. To graduate from one of the partner institutions, students in the M.S. Sustainable Management program will have to satisfy all degree requirements for their home institutions.
Admissions, financial aid, registration, and institution-specific academic advising will be done at the home institution by phone or online following protocols similar to those for on-campus students.
The program has an academic director at each institution. Students receive academic advising regarding admission and graduation requirements and financial aid through their home institution. Faculty and academic advisers at each institution offer virtual office hours and online chat capabilities as well as access by telephone and email. Students have online library access through the home institution.
A program manager is housed at UW-Extension. The M.S. in Sustainable Management program manager works in concert with student services staff at the five partner institutions to provide general program information, problem resolution, and career advising online, by phone, or in person for students near Madison. The program manager is in close contact with the enrolled students and with the academic program directors to provide the hands-on active support that has been shown to be important for adult and nontraditional learners. Students enrolled in this program have access to an extensive array of online student services including writing labs, learning readiness assessments, and career advising offered by UW-Extension.