Students earning their master’s degree must file an application for degree with the Registrar’s Office. Early application is strongly encouraged! All students should apply to graduate during the semester prior to the one in which they plan to receive their degree (optimally, by May 1 for Fall graduation, by December 1 for Spring graduation and by February 1 for Summer graduation).


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 30-50 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 are given a grade of either “P” or “NC.” In a student’s final semester, a grade of “PR” can be assigned at the time grades are due if the student has not completed the thesis defense by the end of the semester. This grade is replaced with either a “P” or “NC” grade when the student completes the defense. 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.