Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Graduate education at UW-River Falls opens doors for professional and personal opportunities through more than 20 programs, certificates, and licenses.  The university has highly-qualified faculty, helpful and friendly staff, and programs that challenge students to reach their potential.  Our programs have built reputations for meeting the needs of our state, region, and the world.  

The Office of Graduate Studies is located in the division of Academic Affairs, within the Associate Provost's Office. The Office provides oversight for graduate education at the university, and administers graduate records, policies, and other procedures relating to graduate studies.


Information about individual programs is available below.  Applications for admission are collected by the Admissions Office, and are then forwarded to the appropriate graduate program for review and approval.

Accreditations and Professional Recognitions

UW-River Falls is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states.  UW-River Falls is also a member of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, an affiliate of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Many of our graduate programs are also recognized by various professional associations such as:

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Not Yet Enrolled as a Student?

Individuals who are not yet admitted to the university should visit the Admissions page to find admissions requirements, a list of degrees and certifications and other helpful information.

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104 North Hall
River Falls, WI 54022

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(715) 425-0629

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Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Graduate Studies
104 North Hall
Phone: 715-425-0629