While the Madison Experience is still accurately portrayed as a predominantly undergraduate one, it is the graduate level that has experienced the greatest growth in academic programs during the Rose presidency. The number of doctoral programs has grown from one to nine; and the number of master's degree programs has grown from 23 to 50. Today 1,513 graduate students are studying in programs leading to master's, educational specialist, doctor of audiology, doctor of musical arts, doctor of philosophy and doctor of psychology degrees. With the doctor of nursing practice on the horizon, the assessment and measurement and the communication sciences and disorders programs have national reputations for quality.
An expanding campus and 14 years of growth in academic programs have marked the Rose presidency.
"We remain a predominantly undergraduate institution," says interim provost Jerry Benson, "and if you look at the quality of the graduate programs that we've implemented, they've built on successful undergraduate programs."