Pieter deHart, associate vice chancellor of Graduate Studies, UW-Green Bay

Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies congratulates graduating graduate students

Pieter deHart, associate vice chancellor of Graduate Studies, congratulates UW-Green Bay’s graduating master’s students for their perseverance in this video.


Greetings and congratulations to all our graduating master’s students! I want to extend my sincere appreciation, gratitude, and commendation to our students this December for their fortitude and patience in this past year. We have seen tremendous growth and resiliency among our graduate programs from our faculty, staff, and especially our students. I would also like to thank the friends, family, and partners of our graduate students – your support during a difficult and often challenging year has proven to be crucial to their success. On behalf of the graduate studies office, and UW-Green Bay, I would like to thank all of you for your commitment and dedication to bettering yourselves and embracing new opportunities. Congratulations graduates!

Enroll Now for Graduate Studies at UW-Green Bay

Students and experienced professionals can extend their learning in one of the fastest-growing graduate programs in the state at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Applications for spring and fall 2021 are open now! UW-Green Bay has a diverse array of graduate programs as the University responds to emerging fields and partners with industry leaders, even during this pandemic. Source: Enroll Now for Graduate Studies at UW-Green Bay, Green Bay News Network

First Nations Studies scholarship created in memory of Green Bay couple

A new scholarship at UW-Green Bay honors a former State Representative and UW-Green Bay alumna and her husband. Sharon Metz, a 1984 Communication and the Arts major, passed away in June of this year. The Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students who are majoring in First Nations Studies and demonstrate financial need. Source: First Nations Studies scholarship created in memory of Green Bay couple, FOX11

Fearless leaders, enroll now in a UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies program

Green Bay, Wis.—Students and experienced professionals can extend their learning in one of the fastest-growing graduate programs in the state at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Applications for spring and fall 2021 are open now! UW-Green Bay has a diverse array of graduate programs as the University responds to emerging fields and partners with industry leaders, even during this pandemic.  UW-Green Bay students gain the advantages of abundant learning experiences with partners in the community that include the Green Bay Packers, Titletown Tech, a number of regional local healthcare providers and leading businesses and organizations.

Students will take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by learning from professionals who are leading innovation and making changes in cutting-edge fields.

Now is a great time for students to rise to the challenge and advance their career at UW-Green Bay,” says Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies Pieter deHart. “We have graduate programs across a wide variety of fields, those which are important to our community during the pandemic and into the future. Graduate education is an important step for qualification in important areas such as health care, business, environmental science, and technology, and we offer everything from courses to certificates to masters and doctoral degrees in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats! Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job of making each of our graduate experiences accessible to students across all walks of life during these times, as the need for highly trained and bold leaders in our community is more important now than ever before.”

A list of graduate programs are as follows:

  • Applied biotechnology
  • Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Athletic Training
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • First Nations (Ed.D.)
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • Impact MBA
  • Management
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nutrition and Integrated Health
  • Social Work
  • Sports, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
  • Sustainable Management

Application materials and deadlines vary for each program, but students should aim to send applications in at least two weeks before the designated semester to allow time for review and advising. Earlier is better and some programs have priority deadlines. International students should send all needed application materials at least two months in advance.  For specific requirements, visit the Graduate Studies page.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,500 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation, and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections, and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region, and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering, and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.



Assistant Professor Michael Holly funded to help predict groundwater contamination

UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor Michael Holly
Assistant Professor Michael Holly

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FWC) awarded $122,000 to Assistant Professor Michael Holly (Environmental Science, Water Science) to lead a working group to investigate the environmental transport of PFAS. Research completed by the Sustainable Use of Biosolids (SUBS) working group (including PIs at UW-Platteville, Madison, and Stevens Point) will provide training and laboratory experience for undergraduate students at each campus. Completed work will help predict future PFAS groundwater contamination from soils receiving biosolids, facilitate generation of future land application guidelines to protect groundwater wells from PFAS, identify Wisconsin groundwater sources at risk, and evaluate a low-cost treatment to further minimize PFAS leaching.

Francis Akakpo Advising

UW-Green Bay Master of Social Work (MSW) program expands to Wausau

The UW-Green Bay Social Work Professional Program is pleased to announce it has received the Higher Learning Commissions (HLC) approval to offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) program in central Wisconsin. Through a generous and unique partnership with UW-Stevens Point, the MSW Program—classes and advising—will be offered at the UW-Stevens Point-Wausau campus. This additional location will allow current and future social workers living and working in central Wisconsin counties to access an MSW degree without the burden of traveling to Green Bay for in-person courses. The MSW Program will offer the same curriculum and areas of emphasis in the Wausau location as that of Green Bay, including the school social work certificate and the child welfare stipend. Leaders of the MSW Program anticipate accepting applications for the Wausau location in January of 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about the social work program on the GB website.

UW Extended Campus features UW-Green Bay student for ‘non-traditional student week’

A UW-Green Bay student in the Health & Wellness Management graduate program was featured on Instagram during non-traditional student week, Nov. 2-6, 2020.
“This program is allowing me to learn at a pace that works for my stay at home mom life. I have two small boys, a household to run and I’m a part time fitness instructor as well. Being able to complete the work on my own time is invaluable.” Amanda. See the post on Instagram.


MSN Leadership and Management program awarded 10 years of re-accreditation

With this announcement comes great pride and gratitude to faculty and staff for support, preparation, and time spent with the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accreditation site visit team in February 2020. The UW-Green Bay’s MSN Leadership and Management program was awarded the maximum full 10 years of re-accreditation, through 2030. CCNE accreditation seeks continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.

When the cohort of graduate students earned their MSN degrees in July 2020, the occasion marked 60 MSN alumni who are now leaders and managers in nursing across the Green Bay area, state, and nation! Please share our good news and encourage any nurses interested in an online MSN degree in leadership and management to reach out to program advisors Ruth Pearson and Nicole Micolichek.

Grad students lead Sea Grant discussion ‘Green Bay: A Saga of Life, Destruction and Restoration’ Oct. 22

In this installment of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s “Lake Talks” series, speakers Cadie Olson and Brandon Falish will cover the history of contamination and pollution of the Fox River and Green Bay, summarize ongoing remedial objectives and projects, and then discuss their own research. Olson and Falish are graduate students at UW-Green Bay. This is a free, informal science talk open to all. No special knowledge of the topic is needed or assumed! Time for audience questions will be included.

More about the speakers:

Cadie Olson researches the benthic macroinvertebrate communities of lower Green Bay and the Lower Fox River. She is a 2018 graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a degree in fisheries (and minors in biology and water resources, plus a GIS certificate). She has previously worked as an aquatic invertebrate biologist in northern Minnesota.

Brandon Falish is pursuing a master’s in environmental policy and planning. His thesis work looks at the carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signatures in the lower Green Bay to evaluate the health of the food web. He previously worked as a fish biologist for both the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.

This free and public event is on Oct. 22, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m, via this link.