University of Wisconsin—​Platteville

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Online Master of Science Degree in Distance Education Leadership
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership degree is designed for professionals who desire the knowledge, skills, and competencies for exemplary practice with distance/online higher education administration, policy analysis, and academics. Thirty credits to earn the MS in Distance Education Leadership. No GRE, GMAT or campus visits required. Degree-specific advisors guide students from registration to graduation.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms N/A

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 8


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 0 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 60% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 0
Average experience teaching online courses 2 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 6 full-time; 6 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 5
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students None


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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