College of Business and Economics

Graduate Overview


Ready to apply to a master's or graduate certificate program? An overview of admission requirements, including how and when to apply, is provided below. If you have reviewed the requirements and are ready to proceed, the Application Process information below will guide you.

Prospective students should review the general graduate admission information for UW-Whitewater graduate programs.

In addition, because the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics may have requirements that supersede or add to the university's guidelines, prospective students should review specific admission criteria on the corresponding program pages before submitting an application and non-refundable fee.

For priority consideration, all students are encouraged to apply by the dates below. However, you may be able to submit applications up to two weeks before semester classes begin.

  • Fall Semester 1:  July 15
  • Fall Semester 2:  October 1
  • Spring Semester 1:  December 1
  • Spring Semester 2:  February 15
  • Summer Session 1:  May 1
  • Summer Session 2:  June 1

The following application requirements must be met and received by the appropriate application deadline. All items must be completed to be considered. Additional details can be found on the UW-Whitewater Graduate Admissions Information page.

  • When ready to apply, go to the UW-Whitewater Grad School  online application portal, where you will register as a new user or login to complete your application. Please review the instructions in the application portal before completing your application.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application fee. After submitting your completed application, you will be provided with the option to pay the application fee by credit card (Mastercard or Visa). NOTE: Military personnel may apply for an application fee waiver through Graduate Financial Assistance.
  • Submit transcripts. While unofficial transcripts may be used for admission decisions, official transcripts must be ordered and sent to UW-Whitewater for the application to be considered complete. If you are a UW-Whitewater alumni, however, you do not need to submit your transcript.

Submit transcripts to
School of Graduate Studies
Roseman 2013
Whitewater, WI 53190

  • Watch for an email from UW-Whitewater confirming receipt of your application and identifying missing information or additional documentation required. You will also receive information you can use to access a website where you can monitor the progress of your application.

Year after year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the College of Business and Economics rank highly on Best for Vets and Military-Friendly lists. Our graduate business programs can help you transition the knowledge, skills, and experience you acquired in the military into a civilian career.

UW-Whitewater's Veteran Benefits Coordinator will be happy to provide specific details on veteran benefits to finance your degree program.  Veterans, active duty service members and U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard members with qualifying active duty service are also eligible for a waiver of the $56 application fee through Graduate Financial Assistance by submitting a certification form signed by our Veteran Benefits Coordinator.

In addition, those who qualify for the application fee waiver will also qualify for streamlined admission into the Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accountancy or Master of Science in Finance programs. These individuals need only complete the online application and submit their transcripts, DD214 form or current assignment, and active military status certification to qualify for admission. (Contact us for the current active military status certification form.)

See UW-Whitewater Veteran Resources for additional information.