Application for Degree

Degrees | Credits Required | Grades | Time Limit

Students earning their master's degree must file an application for degree with the Registrar's Office by the following deadline:

Graduation TermDeadline for Ceremony ParticipantsDeadline for Nonparticipants
DecemberOctober 1November 1
MayMarch 1April 1
AugustMarch 1July 1


The degree awarded will be M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, M.S. in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, M.S. in Management, or Master of Social Work. Students who complete the cooperative programs (with UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh) will receive degrees from one of those institutions.


Credits Required

A minimum of 30-58 credits, depending upon the chosen program, is required for completion of the UW-Green Bay Master of Science degree.



All courses and assigned studies are graded on a 4.0 scale. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 is required to earn the M.S. degree. Thesis credits, project credits, or internship credits are given an in-progress (PR) grade each semester until the thesis, project or internship is formally accepted as completed at which time the grade will be changed to pass (P) or no credit (NC). A pass (P) grade must be achieved in order to graduate.

Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Students who fail to maintain this average are subject to probation and or suspension as specified in the Graduate Academic Rules and Regulations.


Time Limit

Matriculated graduate students must complete all requirements for the M.S. degree within five years. This time period begins with the first day of the first term of enrollment as a degree-seeking student.