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Graduate Students

How to apply for a Master's, Doctorate, or other advanced degree program.
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Application Process

To apply to a graduate-level program at UW-Stout, you'll need to complete both the general Graduate School application as well as your program-specific application.

International applicants have a slightly different process, please see below.

To successfully apply, please complete the following:

1. UW System Application

Make sure to complete your application by program-specific deadlines listed below.

We recommend using our online application as the easiest and fastest way to apply. You can begin the application any time and save your progress to come back to it later.

You can also request a paper copy of the application that you can then mail in to us. Please email or call us to make a request.

2. $56 payment for the application fee

If you use the online application, you can submit payment by credit card at the end of the process. If you opt for a paper application, please include a check for $56 made out to the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

3. Official transcripts

We'll need the following transcripts as a part of your application:

  • Baccalaureate transcripts showing the undergraduate degree awarded. If that transcript shows fewer than 55 semester credits, please submit all transcripts. If you are a UW-Stout graduate, there is no need to submit your UW-Stout transcripts.
  • Graduate transcripts for any graduate work attempted or completed.
  • A Credential Evaluation Report is required if you completed your degree outside of the United States. Your evaluation report must be from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and include verification of degree equivalency and U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA). A list of approved credential evaluators can be found on the NACES website.

Please submit your transcripts to:

University of Wisconsin-Stout
Graduate School
200 Main Street E 
Menomonie, WI 54751

A few important notes:

  • GRE scores are not required.
  • Students seeking a post-baccalaureate non-degree add-on certification should visit the School of Education for more information.
  • Graduate students who wish to enroll in undergraduate coursework must contact the Graduate School prior to registering for that coursework.

Application Deadlines

Many of our graduate programs do not have a hard-set application deadline, but instead review new applications on a rolling basis. Some programs, however, do have either a priority deadline or firm deadline that are important to remember as you're filling out your application.

Program-Specific Deadlines
Program Spring Summer Fall Type
Applied Psychology, M.S. -- -- Feb. 1 priority
Career and Technical Education, Ed.D. -- -- Mar. 15  
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. Oct. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1 firm
Conservation Biology, P.S.M. -- -- July 1  
Design, M.F.A. -- -- Apr. 1 priority
Food and Nutritional Sciences, M.S. Nov. 1 -- June 1 firm
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S. -- -- Feb. 1 priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.
On Campus
-- Mar. 15 Mar. 15 priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.
Online
-- -- Apr. 15 firm
School Counseling, M.S. Oct. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1 firm
School Psychology, M.S.Ed. -- Jan. 10 Jan. 10 firm
School Psychology, Ed.S. -- Jan. 10 Jan. 10  
Technical and Professional Communication, M.S. Dec. 15 Apr. 15 July 31 firm

Application Process for International Applicants

If you're an international student looking to enroll in one of our Master's, Doctorate, or other advanced degree programs, please submit the following:

1. UW System Application

We recommend using our online application as the easiest and fastest way to apply. You can begin the application any time and save your progress to come back to it later.

2. $106 payment for the application fee

If you use the online application, you can submit payment by credit card at the end of the process. If you opt for a paper application, please include a check for $106 made out to the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

3. Evidence of English proficiency

Only ONE of the following must be completed to fulfill the English proficiency requirement:

  • Official TOEFL score
    • Minimum paper-based of 550, or a minimum iBT score of 79
      • Applicants with TOEFL scores of 75 to 78 (iBT) or 533 to 549 (paper-based) will be required to take at least one graduate level writing and research course through UW-Stout's ESL program. Students with scores less than 75 will not be reviewed for admission.
         
  • Official IELTS score
    • Minimum score of 6.5
       
  • Complete a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the USA within the last five years.

Note: Individual programs may have higher score requirements.

4. Declaration of finances

Submit a completed Declaration of Finances form along with a formal written statement or official bank statement certifying that either the sponsor, prospective student’s parents, or prospective student has sufficient funds on deposit (in US dollars) to ensure full payment of expenses for the student’s first year of graduate study. Refer to Estimate of Expenses to see the current amount required.

5. Official/attested academic records

Academic records from all higher education institutions attended. Must provide official/attested academic records translated into English as well as original document.

6. Credential Evaluation Report

Effective November 2016, a credential evaluation report from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) is required. Your evaluation report must include verification of degree equivalency and U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA). A list of approved credential evaluators can be found on the NACES website.

"UW-Stout provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge to feel confident after graduation."
Rahmi Arikan M.S. Applied Psychology

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