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UW Introduces Advanced Degree Options for 2020 Graduates

April 23, 2020

Given the uncertainty facing many graduates from the 2020 class, the University of Wyoming has offered an option for continuing education.

As graduates across the nation prepare to enter a volatile job market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UW’s Office of Graduate Education has worked with various campus programs to admit students to pursue advanced degrees in their chosen fields. The programs have extended their application deadlines to accommodate those students whose plans have been affected by global economic difficulties stemming from COVID-19.

Prospective students are encouraged to reach out directly to their programs of interest to learn more about the admissions process and academic opportunities at A list of graduate programs also is available at and includes information about programs with distance education and certificate options.

UW’s efforts are a reflection of a commitment to help people whose futures have been impacted by the pandemic and are seeking new paths forward, says Jim Ahern, UW associate vice provost for graduate education. The extended admission deadlines are for the pursuit of both master’s and doctoral degrees.

For more information, email Julie Sheldon, UW Office of Graduate Education, at

There are other graduate programs with a rolling admission framework, but 18 programs have specifically extended their deadlines. Programs with extended deadlines include:

Program Degree New Application Deadline
Animal Science M.S., Ph.D. May 15
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. May 15
Economics M.S., Ph.D. May 15
Natural Science (SMTC) M.S. May 15
Spanish M.A. May 15
Speech Language Pathology M.A. May 29
Counselor Education Ph.D. June 1
Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. June 1
Geology and Geophysics M.S., Ph.D. June 1
Music M.M., Performer's Cert June 1
Petroleum Engineering M.S., Ph.D. June 15
Electrical Engineering M.S., Ph.D. June 15
Accounting M.S. June 30
Business Administration MBA June 30
Finance M.S. June 30
International Relations M.A. Aug. 15
Political Science M.A. Aug. 15
Public Administration M.A. Aug. 15


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