It’s easy to assume that you could get lost in the process of application and be seen as just another number. And, at some institutions, that may be the case; but not at UW-Whitewater. Here, we work with you to make sure you are admitted and on your path to success quickly and easily. This is not an automated process. A living, breathing member of our staff will review your application to ensure the best fit.
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.)
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||Fall||February 1|
|Counseling||Summer/Fall Early||October 1|
|Higher Education Leadership||Fall||July 15|
|School Psychology||Summer||January 14|
|Social Work||Summer/Fall Early||December 1|
|All other programs||Fall/Spring/Summer||One week before semester classes begin|
Requirements for admission to a degree program in good standing are as follows:
All grade point averages are on a 4.00 basis.
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:
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.
Have official transcript(s) sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies 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.)
Mail official transcripts to: UW-Whitewater, School of Graduate Studies, Roseman 2013, Whitewater, WI 53190
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. Military personnel who have an honorable discharge on their DD214 or on active duty may apply for a graduate application fee waiver.
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 twelve 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.
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.
In addition to the documents and the academic requirements listed above, all international students must also submit the following with their applications:
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:
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.
Submit a photocopy of the relevant information from your passport. This document is required in order to process your application.
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.
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
Whitewater, WI 53190