5-year Programs


The 5-year Option

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers students in the following programs the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years. Through the 5-year Option, students work with their academic advisor to plan a five-year program of study. The program is intended for students for whom the master's degree is sufficient preparation for their career goals, desirable as a goal itself, or viewed as additional preparation before pursuing a doctorate or a professional degree.

The areas of study available for the 5-year Option at UW-Stevens Point are determined by individual departments and programs, who also determine the policies, degree requirements and admissions criteria to be followed. Students will be admitted to the 5-year Option by approval of the department or program. Please note: there is no provision for obtaining both degrees in a period shorter than five years.


Programs of Study

The 5-year Option is currently available for the following programs:

Dietetics—Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems: 4 years + 1 year (BS and MS) 

Contact: Annie Wetter, graduate program coordinator and professor of nutrition

Master of Business Administration: 4 years + 1 year (BS and MS)
Contact: Lyna Matesi, MBA program coordinator and assistant professor of management

Master of Music Education: 4 years + 1 year (BA and MM)
Contact: Rachel Brashier, graduate program coordinator 

Natural Resources: 4 years + 1 year (BS and MNR*)

Contact: Sharon Reichert, graduate program coordinator

Sustainable Food and Nutrition—Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems: 3 years + 2 years (BA and MS)

Contact: Annie Wetter, graduate program coordinator and professor of nutrition



*Pending approval by Higher Learning Commission and UW System Board of Regents.