General UW-Stout Graduate School Application
All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
The Ideal Candidate: Students enrolling in this program should have experience as instructors, faculty, staff or leaders within CTE and/or workforce education, including public and private training, human resource development and support services.
To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following:
- Curriculum Vita/Resume
- Letter of Application
- Fit and Personal Commitment
- State your personal and professional goals, how you align with The Ideal Candidate Statement (see above). Why/how is this degree is a good fit for you?
- Address commitment to the cohort: How will you adjust your schedule to allow for three years of cohort doctoral program study?
- Address your ability to work collaboratively and contribute positively in a cohort environment. Describe what positive collaboration means to you; illustrate through evidence of past experiences.
- 800-1,000 Word Essay Writing Sample
- Identify and discuss a problem, opportunity, idea, trend or practice within the scope of Career & Technical Education/Workforce Development. Articulate a point of view and support it with evidence.
- Conform to current APA format.
- Two Letters of Reference
- One letter should be from a current or former supervisor.
Please submit all materials by email to Amy Gullixson, Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed.D. CTE cohorts begin every fall semester. Applications are accepted starting on September 1, with a priority review of applications received beginning in March. Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed by May 15 and remain open until the cohort is full.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Applicants who desire to begin doctoral coursework in a spring semester may elect to take courses that apply to the Ed.D. CTE elective curriculum (700 level or above) portion of the program. Applicants choosing this path will enter as a non-degree seeking Ed.D. CTE students; meaning they are taking coursework, but are not officially admitted to the program. In March of the spring semester, the non-degree seeking students will need to apply to the Ed.D. CTE program with the intent, if program admission is granted, for those credits to transfer into their program plan.