Community & Organizational Leadership - Master of Science Degree

Program of Study
To earn the master’s degree, students must complete 30 graduate course credits.​

Semester I (Fall) - Total (6-9 cr)
  • COL 700​ (3 cr) Collaborative Leadership in Community Development
  • COL 710 (3 cr) Organization and Program Management
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester II (Spring) - Total (6-9 cr)
  • COL 720 (3 cr) Outcome Based Program Evaluation
  • COL 730 (3 cr) Best Practices in Program Development
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester III (Summer) - Total (3-6 cr) Semester IV (Fall) - Total (6-9 cr)

Students who choose coursework to complete the 30 credit requirement must pass:

  • a comprehensive exam, or
  • COL 798 (6cr) Project, or
  • COL 799 (6cr) Thesis

Need graduate courses?

You can enroll at UW-Stevens Point easily, without applying to the university and paying additional fees.

To register for graduate courses as a special, non-degree seeking student, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. You will be granted graduate special status when you register. This gives you the same privileges of other registered students, such as access to library resources, etc.

To register, you simply pay the $100 registration deposit accompanying the mail registration form.

Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following schedule: summer/fall course registration begins in April and spring/winterim registration begins in November. This schedule is based on when continuing students are done registering. Non-degree seeking students cannot register before degree seeking students.

After your registration is processed, you will be sent an email by the Office of the Registrar. The email includes instructions on how to activate your myPoint account, access texts, and obtain a Point ID Card.

Please note: HWM courses are administered through UW-Extension. Tuition rates may differ from UW-Stevens Point rates.
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