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Graduate Programs|Department of Professional Studies

About UW Professional Studies

You are welcome to the Department of Professional Studies which coordinates 6 program areas and more than 11 graduate programs plus certificate and endorsement specialties. Our primary areas - Adult and Postsecondary Education, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational Research, Instructional Technology and Special Education touch so many people in so many different ways. Our work places our faculty and students in a position to be a positive influence when facing a variety of societal and global challenges.

Professional Studies graduate education at the University of Wyoming

Cutting edge student-faculty research teams welcome graduate students into the intriguing world of academic research and provide one-on-one experiences with Wyoming faculty working on selected projects. Our collaborative teams are investigating effectiveness of various substance abuse treatments, accountability and evaluation strategies for school personnel, and enhancement of online teaching and learning. They are exploring spirituality across the lifespan, play therapy as a creative, experiential medium, and use of Photovoice to share photographs and narratives to create community change.

Student and advisor collaborations at the University of Wyoming's Professional Studies departmentMentoring graduate students is a top priority for our forward-thinking faculty members who prepare students for successful leadership in a variety of exciting, rewarding careers. Meaningful relationships among students and faculty members build a diverse, caring learning community with intriguing discussion and connections whether online or face-to-face.

We are proud that our students graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence to follow their dreams - and become remarkable assets to the global community. Our alumni choose careers as school superintendents, principals, counselors, special educators, and mental health clinicians as well as become leaders in research, higher education and technology. Each helps contribute to a better world for tomorrow.

Contact Us!

We welcome your questions about our programs.  Please visit each of the program pages listed in the left-hand navigation column to learn more!  If this website can't answer your questions, please contact:

Mary Alice Bruce, Department Head
MABruce@uwyo.edu
307-766-6819

Amanda Pogoreski, Office Associate
apogores@uwyo.edu
307-766-5649

Michelle Hansen, Office Associate
mhanse19@uwyo.edu
307-766-2366

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