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Program Application & Admission Information

General Information

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has established minimum admission requirements that must be fulfilled by all applicants, before we will begin the processing of your application. We have created the checklist below to help guide you through the application process. When filling out the application, please remember be thorough, and sign the application. Please see the current Graduate Catalog for a listing of the general regulations and policies.

Graduate Application Information

Application Deadlines 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. Please note that some degree programs have earlier deadlines. (All deadlines are subject to change without notice.)




Applied Economics

Fall:  Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships:

Fall:  All remaining applications must be received by:

February 15

July 15
No Admission

Communication Sciences and Disorders


February 1
No Admission



October 1
February 1
No Admission



July 15
December 1
May 1

School Psychology


February 15
No Admission

Programs NOT listed above


One week before
semester classes

Graduate Admission Requirements

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

  1. a bachelor's degree from an regionally accredited institution;
  2. at least 3.00 overall grade point average in all graduate course work completed at UW-Whitewater, with no grades of I or P pending; and
    1. an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or
    2. at least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program, or
    3. at least 12 credits of graduate work completed on a regular grade basis at UW-Whitewater, or
    4. a master's or higher degree at a regionally accredited institution at the corresponding graduate level, or
    5. at least a 2.50 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 570, and at least five years of appropriate work experience (This only applies to the M.B.A. and the M.P.A. programs).

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

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Complete Graduate Application

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

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), and (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.)

Submit $56 Graduate Application Fee

This non refundable fee is assessed to first time UW-Whitewater graduate program and certificate applicants only (NOT noncandidate for degree, cooperative or post master's programs, degree or emphasis changes, or those earning a second master's at UW-Whitewater).

Complete 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 Credit Application now!

Departmental Application Requirements, if applicable

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

  • Departmental Application
  • Appropriate course work / 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 adviser

International Student Applicants Only:

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 (
  • World Educational Services, 212-966-6311 (
  • or any NACES accredited evaluation service (

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.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score

The TOEFL score is required by those whose native language is 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.


Arrange 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.


Attend 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.


An official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is acceptable. The minimum required score is 6.0.

Letter of Recommendation from a former professor

This letter should attest 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 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

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