UC Irvine Extension and University of Wisconsin-Platteville Online sign credit agreement

Students can turn certificate coursework into a master's degree in criminal justice

Irvine – The University of California Irvine (UCI) Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Irvine, announced today a new credit transfer agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center (www.GoUWP.com). The partnership gives UC Irvine Extension students the opportunity to turn certificate coursework into credits for UW-Platteville’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program.

“For many students the next step on their educational journey is to leverage certificates they earn toward a graduate degree. These partnerships provide a perfect way to do that,” said Dr. Cheryl Fuller, director of UW-Platteville’s master’s program in criminal justice.

UW-Platteville’s online MSCJ program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary degree designed for criminal justice and social service professionals who need additional knowledge and skills to advance to a higher-level position in their profession, have a desire to teach at a community college or university or seek an advanced degree as a prerequisite for entry into the criminal justice field.

Under the unique credit transfer agreement, coursework for UC Irvine Extension’s Information Systems Security Certificate can equal up to 9 online graduate credits, which is equivalent to three full-time courses in UW-Platteville’s MSCJ program. UW-Platteville fosters similar credit partnerships nationwide primarily through its online programs.

UW-Platteville, a pioneer in distance education, provides eight degrees entirely online: master’s degrees in organizational change leadership, project management, criminal justice, engineering, distance educational leadership and integrated supply chain management along with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and criminal justice.

A world-class leader in lifelong learning, UC Irvine Extension strives to provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals. UC Irvine Extension offers a broad spectrum of courses and certificates for professionals in business, management, engineering, information systems, entertainment studies, public policy, public health, the humanities and many other fields.

Click here or call (949) 824-5414 for more on UC Irvine Extension and its programs. Visit www.GoUWP.com , call 800.362.5460 or e-mail disted@uwplatt.edu for more on UW-Platteville and its online programs.