University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Introduction

The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin United States. Founded in 1909, it is a leading comprehensive four-year institution within the University of Wisconsin System awarding bachelor's, master's, and one doctoral degree. is organized into five schools and colleges offering 91 undergraduate programs and 26 graduate programs.

In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-L the top comprehensive university in the UW System for the fourteenth consecutive year, and the fourth ranked public university offering bachelor's and master's degrees in the Midwest. In addition, UW-L was ranked in the elite group of 39 national universities highlighted for student success in undergraduate research and creative projects. Nationally recognized programs include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant offerings at the graduate level.

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Master of Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Crosse

The focus of the MSE program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is to teach the advanced state-of-the-art technologies in software development with hands-on experience, and to apply the knowledge to some challenging real-world problems. [+]

The focus of the MSE program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is to teach the advanced state-of-the-art technologies in software development with hands-on experience, and to apply the knowledge to some challenging real-world problems. The program will guide the students to acquire both technical skills and software project management skills that are required to lead and to carry out software development projects. The MSE program is slightly different from the traditional Masters program in Computer Science. It specializes in software engineering theory and practice. It includes a limited subset of applications such as Databases and Computer Networks. Graduates with a MSE degree are prepared to: design and analyze software systems efficiently conduct quality assurance be project leaders prepare cost estimations and feasibility analysis for software projects conduct testing and verification Graduates are employed as: software engineers software designers software developers testing engineers quality assurance personnel Program Prerequisites Students desiring to be admitted into the MSE program must have taken courses on the following topics or must have knowledge in these areas (evidence or supporting materials required): A modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java (UW-L equivalents: C-S 220 or C-S 224) Data Structures and Algorithms that includes abstract data types such as List, Stack, Queue, Tree and Graph (UW-L equivalent: C-S 340) Discrete Mathematics that includes topics on Set Theory, Predicate Logic, Functions and Relations (UW-L equivalent: MTH 225) Students who lack any of these prerequisites must take additional courses (not counted for credit towards the MSE program) to meet the program prerequisites requirement. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.85 / 4.0 is required in these courses. Admission Requirements The student must have a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline with an overall GPA of at least 2.85 / 4.0 or a GPA of at least 3.0 / 4.0 in the last half of all undergraduate work, and must at least have 2 years of working experience in software development. In this case, the student must provide at least 2 references from the work place; the referees should be able to comment on the knowledge and skills of the student in software development. References can be submitted to the Computer Science Department directly or to the Admission Office with your graduate application materials. The student must have a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or an equivalent major, with an overall undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.85 / 4.0 or a GPA of at least 3.0 / 4.0 in the last half of all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 / 4.0 for no fewer than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate institution. How to Apply U.S. Residents | International Students: Complete the online graduate application form which is available at http://www.uwlax.edu/Admissions/Graduate-student/. All questions regarding the university application should be directed to Admissions, or (608) 785-8939. International Students: Additional information regarding International admissions can be found on the Admissions website now: http://www.uwlax.edu/admissions/international-student/ An application packet should consist of the following: a completed UWL Application for Graduate Admission official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate coursework completed two recommendation letters from the work place if undergraduate degree is in another discipline letter of intent for those individuals seeking financial assistantships non-refundable fee listed on UWL application Questions pertaining specifically to the MSE program should be directed to Kasi Periyasamy, MSE Program Director, msecoord@cs.uwlax.edu (608) 785-6823 or the CS Department at (608) 785-6805. GRE scores are not required. However, it is strongly recommended that the student submit GRE scores, if they have them, along with the application. Do not send your application or transcripts to the academic department or program director. The Admissions Office will forward graduate application materials to the Computer Science Department for acceptance or denial to the MSE program. Once a decision has been made, the materials will be returned to the originating office who will send a letter indicating the MSE admissions committee decision. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing once all required application materials have been received in the admissions office. Curriculum Students in the program should complete 24 credits of course work and 12 credits of a capstone project. The course work consists of 5 core courses and 3 elective courses. It is recommended that as many required courses be completed as possible before the elective courses and capstone project. Any questions should be directed to the MSE program director. Required Courses CS 744 Management Issues in Software Engineering CS 743 Software Verification and Validation CS 742 Formal Methods in Software Development CS 741 Software Engineering Principles CS 546 Object-Oriented Software Development Elective Courses CS 752 Independent Study CS 751 Seminar in Software Engineering CS 750 Topics in Software Engineering CS 571 Data Communications CS 570 Parallel and Distributed Computing CS 564 Advanced Database Management Systems CS 556 Secure Software Development CS 555 Fundamentals of Information Security CS 554 Digital Image Processing CS 553 Introduction to the Theory of Computation CS 552 Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition CS 551 User Interface Design CS 549 Advances in Software Engineering CS 543 Topics in Operating Systems CS 542 Structure of Compilers CS 541 Operating System Concepts CS 531 Introduction to Robotics CS 521 Programming Language Principles CS 519 Independent Study CS 510 Free and Open Source Software Development CS 502 Web Application Development Capstone Project Work CS 798 Software Development Project [-]

MSEd in Student Affairs Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA La Crosse + 1 more

Using a theory to practitioner model, the mission of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master’s degree program is to prepare student affairs professionals with the competencies to work effectively within the complex political, economic, cultural, and social contexts of higher education... [+]

Degree Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Student Affairs Administration (SAA) in Higher Education SAA Mission Using a theory to practitioner model, the mission of the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education master’s degree program is to prepare student affairs professionals with the competencies to work effectively within the complex political, economic, cultural, and social contexts of higher education. Professional Compentencies The Student Affairs Administration (SAA) graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has embraced the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies and has aligned the curriculum of the graduate program to ensure basic understanding in the competencies as part of the learning experience of our graduate students. About Student Affairs Student affairs is a critical aspect of the higher education experience. The work done by student affairs professionals helps students begin a lifetime journey of growth and self-exploration. Who We Are Student learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus and it’s our job to seize these moments. And as student affairs professionals our job is to foster and promote these interactions. Encouraging an understanding and respect for diversity, a belief the worth of individuals, and supporting our students in their needs are just some of the core concepts of the profession. At NASPA, we understand the importance of this work and provide opportunities for our members to continue to expand their knowledge and skills. Careers in Student Affairs NASPA is an organization of colleges, universities, agencies, and professional educators whose members are committed to providing services and education that enhance student growth and development. The association seeks to promote student personnel work as a profession which requires personal integrity, belief in the dignity and worth of individuals, respect for individual differences and diversity, a commitment to service, and dedication to the development of individuals and the college community through education. Find a Job The Placement Exchange (TPE) is the definitive resource for the student affairs job placement process. With dynamic, online information as well as powerful networking opportunities and a first-class job placement event, TPE is dedicated to helping candidates find that perfect job, and helping institutions find that perfect hire. Founded in 2006, the strength of The Placement Exchange comes from the combined resources of its partner associations. COURSES Each course is three credits unless otherwise indicated. See the Graduate Catalog for SAA course descriptions. The curriculum is subject to change to keep it current and consistent with the standards of the profession. M.S.Ed. Program Requirements (40 Credits) Implemented Summer 2016 SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs SAA 701 Student Affairs & Technology - 1 credit SAA 702 Student Development Theory SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education SAA 705 History of Higher Education SAA 706 Advising & Supporting SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education SAA 720 Special Topics in Student Affairs Administration - 1 credit SAA 730 Legal Aspects of Student Affairs SAA 745 University Finance & Governance SAA 765 Assessment in Student Affairs SAA 781 Student Affairs Administration Internship (may be completed summer or fall; enroll in online course) SAA 790 Capstone (Includes Capstone Project) [-]

MSc

MS in Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 USA La Crosse

The Master of Science in Recreation Management is a multidisciplinary program of advanced study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the public, private non-profit, and the commercial sectors of the recreation profession. The Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation is a comprehensive program of study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the multifaceted field of therapeutic recreation... [+]

Recreation Management The Master of Science in Recreation Management is a multidisciplinary program of advanced study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the public, private non-profit, and the commercial sectors of the recreation profession. With three curricular options (thesis, graduate project, or internship), the program serves both students with extensive recreation backgrounds and students who are looking to a masters program as their gateway into the recreation field. Curriculum Recreation Management at UWL offers a 30-credit program leading to a Masters of Science degree. Admission Requirements The program welcomes students without an undergraduate degree in Recreation, but some prerequisite courses may be required. Students may take deficiency courses prior to beginning the graduate program or they may begin the program and take the courses within the first two semesters of their graduate program. Therapeutic Recreation The Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation is a comprehensive program of study designed to prepare graduates for careers in the multifaceted field of therapeutic recreation. Our dual track curriculum serves two kinds of the students, the certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) seeking advanced training in therapeutic recreation as well as the student who wants to enter the therapeutic recreation profession by completing his or her masters degree. All students completing a masters at UWL meet all criteria for sitting for the national therapeutic recreation examination. Curriculum Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers two distinct graduate programs. One is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and already are eligible to take the certification examination of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation (NCTRC). The other program is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation and need additional course and experiences to qualify for the NCTRC certification examination. The program requires 30-36 credits of graduate-level work. Admission Requirements In addition to the graduate curriculum, students without a background in Therapeutic Recreation may have to take undergraduate courses. These may be taken prior to beginning the graduate program or taken at the same time as a student is taking his or her graduate courses. Upon admissions, the Graduate Program Director will determine which undergraduate deficiency courses are required. [-]

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Address State Street 1725
La Crosse 54601, United States
Website http://www.uwlax.edu/
Phone +1 608-785-8000