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Graduate Admissions Deadlines

Application deadlines vary from program to program. Note also that both the School of Graduate Studies and the department must receive all application materials prior to the application deadline, only then will processing begin on your application. (All deadlines are subject to change without notice.)

ProgramFirst SemesterDeadline

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Fall
Spring/Summer

February 1
No Admission

Counseling

Summer/Fall
Summer/Fall
Spring

October 1
February 1
No Admission

MBA/MPA

Fall
Spring
Summer

July 15
December 1
May 1

School Psychology

Summer/Fall
Spring

February 15
No Admission

Social Work

Fall 2018
Spring/Summer

January 12, 2018
No Admission

All other programs

Fall
Spring
Summer

One week before
semester classes
begin

Graduate Academic Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to a degree program in good standing, you must have:

    1. a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    2. at least 3.00 overall grade point average in all graduate coursework completed at UW-Whitewater, with no grades of I or P pending; and
      • an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or
      • at least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program, or
      • at least 12 credits of graduate work completed on a regular grade basis at UW-Whitewater, or
      • a master's or higher degree at a regionally accredited institution at the corresponding graduate level, or

*For policies regarding admission on probation, please consult the current Graduate Catalog.

Graduate Program Application Process

The following application requirements must be met and received by the Office of Graduate Studies by the appropriate application deadline. All items listed below must be submitted for your application to be considered. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Complete the Graduate Application

    This application should be used by individuals: (1) who wish to earn a graduate degree from the University, (2) who wish to change graduate programs/emphases within the University, (3) who wish to change their status from a non-candidate for degree to earn a graduate degree from the University, or (4) who want to apply as a non-candidate for degree student. An online application is available.

  2. Order Official Transcript(s)

    Have official transcript(s) sent directly to the appropriate address (see Mailing Information below) from any institution(s): (1) that granted your bachelor's degree(s), (2) that granted your master's (or higher) degree(s), or (3) from which you have completed graduate course work that you wish to transfer into your intended degree program at UW-Whitewater. Additional transcripts may be required, at the discretion of the School of Graduate Studies. (We will order all UW-Whitewater transcripts.)

  3. Submit $56 Graduate Application Fee

    This non-refundable fee is assessed to first time UW-Whitewater graduate program and certificate applicants only. This fee is not required for Non-candidate for degree, cooperative or post master's programs, degree or emphasis changes, or those earning a second master's at UW-Whitewater. McNair Scholars may apply for a graduate application fee waiver (an application is available on the Financial Assistance web page www.uww.edu/gradstudiesfinancialasst). Military personnel who have been on active duty within the past three years may apply for a graduate application fee waiver (an application is available on the Financial Assistance web page)

  4. Complete the Transfer of Credit form(s), if applicable

    One transfer credit application must be completed for EACH non UW-Whitewater course you wish to transfer into your program. All course work, with the exception of up to nine credits, must be completed at UW-Whitewater. You can download the Transfer Credit application. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this application. Download the Transfer of Credit Application.

  5. Complete Departmental Application Requirements, if applicable

    Departments may have additional application materials that they require. Please contact the appropriate department for possible additional requirements (see program contact information). These materials should be sent directly to the specific departmental office.

    • Departmental Application
    • Appropriate coursework / Experiential background
    • Copies of Transcripts
    • Graduate School Examinations (e.g. GMAT, GRE, etc.)
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation / Letter of Intent / Goal Statement
    • Personal Interview / Meeting with advisor

International Admission Requirements

In addition to the documents and the academic requirements listed above, all international students must also submit the following with their applications:

  1. Credential Evaluation Requirement

    All international applicants to graduate programs must submit an official course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials. Acceptable international credential evaluation agencies include:

    • Educational Credential Evaluators, lnc.(414) 289-3400 (ece.org)
    • World Educational Services, 212-966-6311 (wes.org)
    • or any NACES accredited evaluation service (naces.org)
  2. Certification of Finances Form

    This demonstrates that you have adequate financial support available during your planned period of study. For more information and a downloadable form go to our Certification of Finances Information page.

  3. Evidence of English proficiency, demonstrated by

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score
      The TOEFL score is required by those whose native language is anything other than English. Official results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. A TOEFL score of 550 is required for admission into some degree programs and is strongly recommended by others; OR
    • Arranging for admission into the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI) in Madison, Wisconsin. Students must complete the institute's 700 level, including academic reading and writing, and academic listening and speaking skills, with a rating of "very good" or higher (3, 3+, or 4). Students must arrange to have these results and a recommendation from WESLI forwarded to the Graduate Office;  OR
    • Attending the Madison as a Second Language School (MESLS) and substitute an acceptable score from MESLS in lieu of the currently required TOEFL score. Students would need to successfully complete MESLS's advanced-level (level six) Speaking and Grammar, Reading & Writing, and Speaking & Listening courses, earning, at least, an "AB" average overall, and no lower than a "B" in any single course;  OR
    • An official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) showing a minimum required score of 6.0.
    • Applicants are exempt from the TOEFL requirement if they:
      • have earned a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking country.
      • have attended a U.S. college or university continuously for more than one year or have a completed U.S. undergraduate degree.
      • have received an undergraduate degree from a foreign institution where English is the language of instruction.
      • have resided and worked in the U.S. for more than one year without being a student.
  4. Passport Copy

    Submit a photocopy of the relevant information from your passport. This document is required in order to process your application.

  5. Letter of Recommendation

    You will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a former professor, attesting to your ability to pursue graduate study in the United States.

Mailing Information

Please send all graduate application requirements to the address listed below. If you have any questions either during the application process or once you are admitted, please contact either the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Business Office, or the academic departments for assistance.

UW - Whitewater
School of Graduate Studies
Roseman 2013
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472-1006
(800) 628-4559
gradschl@uww.edu