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Art MFA

Students in our MFA program can study with any of our thirty-one distinguished faculty, drawing from a wide breadth of instruction, or focusing on a particular discipline. Through individualized and group instruction, MFA students work toward the development of a significant body of artistic work.

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Two people working in a metals class.

Art M.A.

The M.A in Studio Art is offered as part of the Art MFA in Studio Art program. Applicants who are interested in pursuing an M.A in Studio Art must apply to the Art MFA program. The areas of study in the M.A. are: Relief printing, Screen printing, Etching/intaglio, Lithography, Digital printmaking, Graphic design/typography, Photography, Paper making, Drawing/painting, Sculpture, Woodworking/furniture design, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Non-static forms, Digital media

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People observe mock counseling session through window

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling M.S.

The M.S. degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling prepares rehabilitation counselors at the M.S. level to serve adolescents and adults with disabilities in private and public rehabilitation agencies and programs through counseling, assessment, job placement, case management, and advocacy. The program’s mission centers on improving the quality of life and fostering inclusion for individuals with disabilities in community settings.

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Students participate in mock counseling session

Counseling M.S.

The M.S. program emphasizes counseling in community and agency settings, including university counseling centers. It emphasizes service delivery through practica/internship components. The curriculum stresses knowledge and skills in individual and group counseling, consultation, research, ethics, multiculturalism, social justice, and vocational psychology. The program fulfills requirements to work as practitioners in community agencies, post-secondary educational institutions, and businesses.

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Students seated around table converse with one another

Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Counseling psychology intends to help others improve their well-being, alleviate distress, resolve crises, and increase their ability to solve problems. Counseling psychologists apply systematic, research-based approaches to help understand and develop solutions to educational, vocational, emotional, cultural, developmental problems. This program emphasizes multicultural competence and social justice, integrating research with practice, and preparing students to research, teach, or practice.

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Teacher teaches math class in elementary school classroom

Curriculum and Instruction M.S.

There are two M.S. options within Curriculum and Instruction. M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction prepares students for advanced work in education, in areas including educational specialist, Ph.D. study, or simply in higher proficiency in their current area. M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher Certification certifies students in secondary education teaching, in the areas of science, social studies, English, and mathematics; and also provides students with certification in ESL.

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Student of Mindi Thompson in a conference room.

Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction develops students' research skills in curriculum and instruction, providing a theoretical and critical edge; develops expertise in one of the department's areas of study; offers greater competence in curriculum evaluation and development; improves understanding of the teaching–learning process; gives deeper knowledge in related fields; and broadens professional background in related areas. The study is research-oriented and prepares intellectual leaders.

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Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis M.S.

There are three tracks within the M.S. degree in ELPA. Focus on K12 Leadership with Social Justice Focus is designed for current teachers or school leaders who wish to lead schools that eliminate inequities across student populations. Focus on Higher Education provides a foundation in administration,organization, policy, and governance in postsecondary education. Focus on Policy and Evaluation emphasizes educational policy research and analysis to advance student achievement.

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Professor Brian Burt meeting with Blayne Stone, student.

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Ph.D.

There are three options within the ELPA Ph.D. Higher Education, focused on postsecondary administration; K–12 leadership, emphasizing the administration of primary and secondary institutions; and Educational Policy Analysis and Evaluation, stressing formation and analysis of policies governing all educational institutions. Graduates are prepared to reflect the knowledge, skills, and character that promote, produce, and improve learning and increase trust in educational institutions.

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Personal policies paper with highlighter.

Educational Policy Studies M.A.

Educational Policy Studies is dedicated to the study of educational policy in various manifestations and to the study of traditionally defined fields like history of education, philosophy of education, comparative and international education, and sociology and anthropology of education. Graduates of the department pursue academic, government, and private sector careers across the U.S. in educational policy studies and educational foundations, in government roles, and in foundations.

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Bronze sculpture depicting children reading books

Educational Policy Studies Ph.D.

Educational Policy Studies is dedicated to the study of educational policy in various manifestations and to the study of traditionally defined fields like history of education, philosophy of education, comparative and international education, and sociology and anthropology of education. Graduates of the department pursue academic, government, and private sector careers across the U.S. in educational policy studies and educational foundations, in government roles, and in foundations.

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Professor Amy Bellmore teaching an Educational Psychology class.

Educational Psychology M.S.

The Department of Educational Psychology's M.S. in Educational Psychology provides comprehensive knowledge of the field and intensive specialization in one of four areas of study and research: human development, learning sciences, quantitative methods, and school psychology. The department provides research training, with faculty members conducting controlled research studies with human participants. Research facilities include the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Waisman Center.

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Student raising hand in elementary school classroom

Educational Psychology Ph.D.

The Department of Educational Psychology's Ph.D. in Educational Psychology provides comprehensive knowledge of the field and intensive specialization in one of four areas of study and research: human development, learning sciences, quantitative methods, and school psychology. The department provides research training, with faculty members conducting controlled research studies with human participants. Research facilities include the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Waisman Center.

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Scientific test tube containing a liquid.

Kinesiology M.S.

The Department of Kinesiology's mission is to use knowledge of movement, exercise, and human occupation to enhance human health, productivity, and quality of life. The M.S. in Kinesiology offers research specialization in biomechanics, exercise physiology or psychology, motor control and behavior, physical activity epidemiology, and occupational science. Our facilities are well equipped, and research is funded from the state and federal government, research foundations, and private industry.

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Participants in adaptive fitness class lift weights

Kinesiology Ph.D.

The Department of Kinesiology's mission is to use knowledge of movement, exercise, and human occupation to enhance human health, productivity, and quality of life. The Ph.D. in Kinesiology offers research specialization in biomechanics, exercise physiology or psychology, motor control and behavior, physical activity epidemiology, and occupational science. Our facilities are well equipped, and research is funded from the state and federal government, research foundations, and private industry.

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Students in occupational therapy class

Occupational Therapy M.S.

Admissions to the Occupational Therapy, M.S. will be suspended as of summer 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the department. The MS–OT program is a two-year professional program designed to prepare students for practice. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education.

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Person writing on a clipboard.

Occupational Therapy OTD

The post-professional OTD program is a part-time, structured online curriculum serving occupational therapists' need for distance access and flexibility to acquire advanced practice skills. The OTD program trains occupational therapists to become visionary leaders, engage in inter-professional education and practice, and facilitate research translation. Its purpose is to prepare clinicians, researchers, and teachers with a foundation in the theoretical and applied aspects of OTD.

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Stack of books

Rehabilitation Counselor Education Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in rehabilitation counselor education prepares graduates to serve as professors in rehabilitation counseling and related academic programs. The program is a national leader in preparing Ph.D. professionals who serve in teaching, research, and program administration at universities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Employment opportunities include public and private educational, rehabilitation, and mental health agencies, colleges and universities, and research settings.

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Students playing with a colorful parachute.

Special Education M.S.

The M.S. degree in Special Education prepares students to serve as advocates for students with disabilities and to collaborate with schools and other agencies to improve the quality of life for students with disabilities. The degree offers two options: the Teacher Certification program and the Research and Theory program. The Teacher Certification program prepares students to move directly into teaching, while the Research and Theory program focuses on graduate level research and theory.

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Painted flowers on glass doors to library

Special Education Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program prepares leaders in the field of special education to bring systemic change to educational and community settings in ways that improve access and equity for children and youth with disabilities and their families. The program prepares graduates to address pressing issues in the field including increasing equity across diverse groups of students, improving post-school outcomes for individuals with disabilities, and enhancing teacher efficacy in special education.

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