M.S. in Community and Organizational Leadership: Courses

To earn the master’s degree, students must complete 30 graduate course credits.

Below is a list of required courses in the terms they are offered in the most intensive timeline possible. Most students complete the program in 2-3 years and enroll in 3-6 credits per term. Depending on your situation, you may choose to enroll in fewer or more than this. Consultation with your adviser will allow you to determine what course load and progression is best for you. Students may start in spring or fall, can stop out for personal or professional reasons, and have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

Semester I (Fall)
  • COL 700​ (3 cr) Collaborative Leadership in Community Development
  • COL 710 (3 cr) Organization and Program Management
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester II (Spring)
  • COL 720 (3 cr) Outcome Based Program Evaluation
  • COL 730 (3 cr) Best Practices in Program Development
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester III (Summer) 
  • COL 740 (3 cr) Grants and Funding for Small Projects
  • COL 791 (3 cr) Project Planning
Semester IV (Fall) 
  • COL 792 (3 cr) Project Evaluation
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization

Need graduate courses?

You can enroll at UW-Stevens Point easily, without applying to the university and paying additional fees.

To register for graduate courses as a special, non-degree seeking student, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. You will be granted graduate special status when you register. This gives you the same privileges of other registered students, such as access to library resources, etc.

To register, you simply pay the $100 registration deposit accompanying the mail registration form.

Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following schedule: summer/fall course registration begins in April and spring/winterim registration begins in November. This schedule is based on when continuing students are done registering. Non-degree seeking students cannot register before degree seeking students.

After your registration is processed, you will be sent an email by the Office of the Registrar. The email includes instructions on how to activate your myPoint account, access texts, and obtain a Point ID Card.

Please note: HWM courses are administered through UW-Extension. Tuition rates may differ from UW-Stevens Point rates.
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