Program-Specific Admission Requirements

These programs have specific admission criteria beyond the standard UW-Stout application.
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Undergraduate Program Application Requirements

All B.F.A. Programs

New First-Year Students

Students admitted as Pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Pre-BFA) students will join an exciting community of first-year art and design students with classes and events geared towards preparing you for a successful application to the intended BFA program. 

As a student accepted into one of the six BFA programs, please be aware of the following:

  • You will be required to submit a portfolio in the spring semester of your freshman year to apply for acceptance into the intended BFA program. Portfolios will be evaluated by School of Art and Design faculty. Through your first-year experience, you will be given the tools and skills required to prepare and submit the portfolio, and the necessary support to navigate the application process.

Transfer Students

  • All transfer students will be admitted as a Pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Pre-BFA) student.  Upon acceptance information will be provided on how to submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of School of Art & Design faculty, who will determine direct admissions into the BFA major of your choice. 
  • Priority Deadlines: 
    • Spring Admission: October 1 at 9 a.m. CST  
    • Fall Admission: March 1 at 9 a.m. CST
  • Submissions may be made after the priority date; however, there is no guarantee when it will be reviewed for a decision nor what art-specific coursework you may be able to get into after the review is completed and whether or not registration for the next semester has begun.  There is a $10 application fee assessed at the time you electronically submit your portfolio.

Transfer students are considered for both fall and spring. This includes portfolio and essay submission by the priority deadline. Students applying for one of the BFA programs will remain admitted as a "Pre-BFA" student if you: 

  • do not submit a portfolio/essay 
    or
  • apply after the BFA program has closed 
    or
  • are not approved for the BFA program after submission of a portfolio/essay. 

You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters, depending upon available openings in the program. If needed, BFA Foundations courses will be available to "Pre-BFA" students pending seat availability. 

All B.S. Education Programs

New First-Year Students

  • There are no additional requirements for new first-year students.

Transfer Students

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from the last institution attended.

Students who meet this requirement will be admitted to the university in their chosen Education major. Subsequent acceptance into a teacher education major and enrollment in professional education coursework will require successful completion of Benchmark I requirements. Additional information can be found at the School of Education website.

Students whose cumulative GPA is lower than the 2.75 will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis for admission consideration.

B.S. Applied Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

New First-Year Students

  • There are no additional requirements for new first-year students.

Transfer Students 

  • Earned a grade of C- or better in all college level science coursework previously taken.

If you do not meet one of the academic requirements above, you will be admitted as a Pre-Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. You may then qualify for the Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

B.S. Dietetics

New First-Year Students

  • There are no additional requirements for new first-year students.

Transfer Students

Applicants must transfer the following courses:

  • MATH-120: College Algebra
  • CHEM-135: College Algebra-based Chemistry
  • BIO-234: Physiology and Anatomy

If you do not transfer these course, you will be admitted as Pre-Dietetics until these courses have been completed at UW-Stout.

B.S. Individualized Studies

This unique program is designed for returning adults, transfer, and reentry students seeking to advance their careers with degree completion. 

Eligibility

The Ideal Candidate: Individuals enrolling in this program should have at least 45 credits from another institution or through prior learning. In addition, students should have a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience. Candidates for the BS Individualized Studies program are likely looking to advance their careers, change careers, or start a business.

Application

Within the essay portion of the UW-System application, please write a statement of interest, describing your professional goals and how this degree will help you reach your career goals. In addition, please attach/upload a current resume/curriculum vitae to the UW-System application, or email separately to transfer@uwstout.edu.  

B.S. Management

This unique program is designed for returning adults, transfer, and reentry students seeking to advance their careers with degree completion. 

Application Requirements

  • Two-year A.S. or A.A.S. degree in a technical field or advanced career experience
  • Progressive career experience - Four or more years of work experience

Transfer Credit

The Bachelor of Science in Management degree at UW-Stout is a degree completion program for people who already have associate degrees and professional work experience. Students who transfer from an accredited two- or four-year college can apply earned credits to the program. University regulations require that all students complete a minimum of 32 credits from UW-Stout. 

Master's, Doctoral & Professional Degree Application Requirements

M.S. Applied Mathematics & Data Science

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

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Applied Mathematics and Data Science program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Interest in developing advanced technological solutions to industrial needs and problems
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics 
    or                                
    Hold a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or finance/economic with advanced mathematics coursework.
    • Coursework should include the following:
      • Calculus 1: Single Variable Calculus
      • Calculus 2: Techniques of Integration with Sequence and Series
      • Calculus 3: Multivariable Calculus
      • Differential Equations
      • Linear Algebra / Matrix Methods
      •  Introduction to Statistics
      •  Introduction to Programming
    • Students with deficiencies are generally admitted in the Spring Semester so they can join a cohort in the Fall. We can accept students who are deficient in Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and/or Probability and Statistics.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

 

M.S. Applied Psychology

General UW-System Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Eligibility

Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 but may be admitted on probationary status if their overall grade point average is less than 3.0. These exceptions are individually negotiated with the recommendation of the program admission committee and approval of the Graduate School. 

The majority of applicants will have an undergraduate degree in Psychology; however, we are interested in students from other fields including but not limited to sociology, social work, and business. Students are recommended to have taken at least fifteen credits of psychology-related courses, especially statistics and research methods courses, but this is not a requirement.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

Required Materials:

  1. Statement of Interest. Detail your educational and professional background, outline your career goals, and express your interest in the MSAP program.
  2. Resume
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Optional Materials:

  1. Letters of Recommendation (up to 3):
  2. Writing Sample (1):
    • Research paper or professional document
  3. GRE Scores
    • Will only be reviewed if GPA does not meet minimum GPA of 3.0

Please submit optional materials, if applicable, by email to gradschool@uwstout.edu.

If materials must be mailed (not preferred), send to:

Program Director, M.S. in Applied I/O Psychology
Psychology Department
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

M.S. Career & Technical Education

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

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Have earned an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Goal Statement which demonstrates that your career goals align with the objectives of the program. Also state the concentration you plan to pursue: teaching, administration, or CTE Coordinator/Director of Instruction.
  • Current resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from a current supervisor, indicating characteristics and experience that make you a good candidate for the program.

For the CTE Coordinator/Director of Instruction concentration only, the following additional steps are required:

  1. Include a copy of a current or previous teaching license with application materials submitted to the Graduate School.
  2. Complete a National Background Check.

A deficiency in these requirements does not preclude admission but may involve additional steps to obtain full admission to the program.

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Ed.D. Career & Technical Education Leadership

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through UW-Stout Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Eligibility

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.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  1. Curriculum Vita/Resume
  2. Letter of Application
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Two Letters of Reference
    • One letter should be from a current or former supervisor.
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Application Deadlines

Ed.D. CTEL cohorts begin every fall semester. Applications are accepted starting on August 1 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. CTEL elective curriculum (700 level or above) portion of the program. Applicants choosing this path will enter as a non-degree seeking Ed.D. CTEL 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. CTEL program with the intent, if program admission is granted, for those credits to transfer into their program plan.

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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 Application Requirements

To be considered for admission into this program you must complete the following:

  • Program Application | PDF
  • Personal Reference Form | Word
  • Background Check | PDF

Please submit all materials by email to the Program Director.

Review Process

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty review all application materials. Applications are initially rated on:

  • GPA
  • Coursework and transcripts
  • Experience working with others (paid or volunteer)
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Written materials
  • Letters of recommendation

Please note that the GRE is not required for admission into this program.

More students apply than we can admit to the program; therefore, admission is competitive. Twelve students are accepted into the program for the Fall and Spring. 

Based on the results of the application reviews, specific applicants are invited to participate in an on-campus interview. Applicants who are invited to interview are usually notified by email within ten days after the application deadline.

On-campus interviews are scheduled on Fridays, usually three to four weeks after the application deadline. Interviews are done in a group format and are required as a part of the application process. At the completion of the interview, all application materials and performance in the group interview are used to make decisions regarding admission to the program. Candidates are notified of their status as soon as possible after the interview process is completed, usually within one week of the interview.

Due to the high volume of applications, the program cannot provide individual feedback to those who were not accepted to the program, but applicants who are not admitted may reapply to the program. It is extremely important to strengthen your resume if you choose to reapply either through volunteering in your community and/or work in the helping professions. 

For those students who have struggled with personal addiction to alcohol or drugs, we strongly recommend 12 months of continuous sobriety prior to beginning the program.

Application Deadlines

  • February 1: Summer and fall admission
  • October 1: Spring admission
P.S.M. Conservation Biology

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 Application Requirements

Eligibility

To be admitted to the P.S.M. Conservation Biology program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or a science-related field from an accredited institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0.

Those with a non-science related degree may be admitted if one of the three following conditions are met:

  • Completion of minimum competency course(s) with a grade of B or better,
  • Evidence of equivalent courses,
    or
  • Evidence of professional knowledge in this area. 
M.S. Construction Management

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

Eligibility

To be admitted to this program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in construction or a construction-related field from an accredited institution. Special consideration into the program may be reviewed upon communication with the program director.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 2.8.
  • Preferred experience in the discipline as evidenced by a resume. 

The M.S. Construction Management program will favor applicants who possess a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 as well as academic and workplace experience that aligns with the broad demands of the construction profession.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply to the program, please submit your resume to:

Chang-Ray (Calvin) Chen
Program Director
281F Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
715-232-1161
chenc@uwstout.edu

M.F.A. Design

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

To apply to the M.F.A. Design program, you will need to submit additional application materials through our SlideRoom account:

Visual Portfolio

10-15 examples of creative/professional work from your area(s) of expertise:

  • A series of 10-15 images or documents of creative/professional work, and brief written descriptions. 
  • A limit of 5 motion/video images will be accepted as part of the total 10-15 examples, each no more than 3 minutes in length. External video links accepted.

All work must be created by you, the applicant. Failure to follow this rule will result in immediate rejection. If your work is the result of a group project, highlight the role you played in its creation within the written description list.

Written Statement of Interest

This 2-3 page statement should describe your goals for graduate study, your topics of interest for research and exploration, and should provide context for your work included in the visual portfolio. PDF preferred.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

PDF Preferred, and titled with your last name (i.e. Nelson_CurriculumVitae.pdf).

Candidate Recommendation Form

Three letters of reference from individuals who can speak to your abilities or potential as a designer, creative practitioner, and graduate student. PDF preferred.

All program application materials should be submitted digitally through SlideRoom.

M.S. Education

Suggested Application Deadlines

The M.S. Education program admits students continuously throughout the year.  However, the suggested deadlines for applications are:   

  • Fall Semester: August 15
  • Spring Semester: January 15
  • Summer Semester: June 1

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 Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Curriculum Vita/Resume
  • A Philosophy of Education/Statement of Purpose. This 500-word statement describes your philosophy of education, goals as an educator, and examples of your commitment to learning, excellence, and respect for others. Include efforts to create an inclusive learning environment and relevant accomplishments that strengthen your candidacy. Grammar, spelling, and attention to detail are expected.
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M.S. Food Science & Technology

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Term: September 1 (Priority)
  • Fall Term: February 15 (Priority)

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Food Science and Technology program, you must:

  • Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • If English is your second language, demonstrate English proficiency completing one of the following English proficiency requirements: 
    • Official TOEFL score
      • Minimum paper-based of 550, or a minimum iBT score of 79
    • Official IELTS score
      • Minimum score of 6.5
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
      • Minimum score of 53
    • Other
      • Complete a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the last five years from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or abroad in which English is the official medium of instruction.
      • Complete UW-Stout's English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

The prerequisites for admission to the Food Science and Technology concentration include chemistry, microbiology, and organic chemistry. The prerequisites for admission to the Nutritional Sciences concentration include chemistry, physiology and anatomy, and organic chemistry. Applicants who are denied admission due to deficiencies in these prerequisites will be advised that the courses can be taken at UW-Stout as a special non-degree student, but this will not guarantee admission into the graduate program.

The following courses are minimum competency courses. If the student has not completed an equivalent course, the student must take the following course(s) in addition to the required credits for the M.S. degree

M.S. Healthcare Administration

Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.
  • Prerequisite coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking.

This program has been developed for working adults and it is strongly encouraged that students have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience before applying to the program.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Personal Statement (up to 1,000 words) describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the healthcare administration field. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 
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M.S. Information & Communication Technologies

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • Applicant must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Two years of appropriate experience
M.S. Manufacturing Engineering

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Manufacturing Engineering program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, engineering, or a closely related discipline such as physics or chemistry.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have, or obtain in advance, the appropriate mathematical and statistical background.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Resume
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M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy program, you must:

  • Hold an appropriate Bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
  • Have earned an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Candidate Information Form Complete the Form 
  • Recommendation Form 
    • At least 3 recommendation letters are required, preferably from previous supervisors, mentors, employers, colleagues, or similarly qualified persons.
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Application Deadline
Applicants are strongly advised to complete the admissions process prior to January 15. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as space is available.

M.S. Nutrition & Dietetics

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Nutrition & Dietetics program, you must:

  • Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0

The prerequisites for admission to the program are statistics (Stats 320 or equivalent), physiology and anatomy (BIO 234 or equivalent), nutrition (FN 212 or equivalent), and advanced nutrition (FN 320 or equivalent).

Applicants who are denied admission due to deficiencies in these prerequisites will be advised that the courses can be taken at UW-Stout as a special non-degree student, but this will not guarantee admission into the graduate program.

M.S. Operations & Supply Management

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 Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vita/Resume
  • A statement of intent which describes the candidate's academic history, employment history and professional goals

Please include your statement of intent and attach your curriculum vita/resume within the UW System application or submit it to the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form.

Please know that the MSOSM Program Selection Committee will favor applicants who have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 as well as academic and workplace experience which align with the broad demands of a profession within the operations and supply management industry.

M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling

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 Application Requirements

Please submit the following to apply to the M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling program:

Please submit all materials to the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Human Services.

Application Deadline: February 15

Students are admitted in the fall semester each year. Applications received after the deadline may be considered based on available openings in the program.

 
M.S. Risk Control & Safety Management

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Please submit the following to apply to the M.S. Risk Control & Safety Management program:

  • Transcripts of all prior associate, undergraduate and graduate-level academic studies.
  • A professionally-written statement of intent within the UW System application which describes the candidate's academic as well as employment history, professional goals and personal development needs.

The M.S. Risk Control and Safety Management Program Selection Committee will favor applicants who possess a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 as well as academic and workplace experience that aligns with the broad demands of the risk control and safety management profession.

M.S. School Counseling

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program: 

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Application Deadline:

  • Fall Term: January 5 (Priority)

Applicants are strongly advised to complete the admissions process prior to January 5. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as space is available. 

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. in School Counseling program, you must:

  • Hold an appropriate bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Background Check (completed through an external vendor)
  • Candidate Information Form
  • Personal Statement - approximately 500 words (not to exceed 3 typewritten, double-spaced pages) 
    • Describe your strengths and weaknesses as a potential graduate student, as well as your motivation for entering the program.
    • Clearly indicate your understanding of the roles and functions of professionals in the program.
    • Reference activities/employment in which you have been involved that make you a particularly good candidate for admission into the program.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
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Application Review Process

A review of all applications will be conducted by the program director or a program admissions committee.

Applicants who are recommended by a faculty committee are invited to a personal interview. After the interview, you will be notified within one week about your acceptance or denial to the program.

M.S.Ed. & Ed.S. School Psychology

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:

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Education and Education Specialist Degrees School Psychology program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to psychology or education (inclusive of seniors at the time of application)
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Successfully complete a background check that aligns with standards for program admission

Probationary admittance may be considered as determined by program admission committee review if the applicant does not meet GPA requirement or has a degree in a field unrelated to psychology or education.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Candidate Information Form [PDF]
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Narrative (3-pages max, double-spaced)
    • Describe your potential as a graduate student in school psychology, as well as your motivation for entering the program, including professional goals as you currently perceive them.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and functions of the school psychologist as you currently understand it.
    • Illustrate in concrete terms what you have done in the past (education, employment, volunteer or life experiences) that demonstrates interest in and commitment to children, learning, and/or vulnerable populations (eg, individuals with disabilities, disadvantaged youth).
    • Describe any personal characteristics such as leadership experience/potential, which support your suitability to work with vulnerable populations in a professional helping role.
    • Tell us how you learned of the School Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
  • Three (3) letters of reference from individuals who can speak directly to your professional and/or academic achievement and potential.
  • Completed background check 
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Application Deadline

  • Summer & Fall Term: January 10 (Priority)

Applicants are strongly advised to complete the admissions process prior to January 10. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as space is available.

M.S. Sustainable Management

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate Studies. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Eligibility

To be admitted to this program, you must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Personal Statement (included in the general Graduate School application above)
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 
Access Collection Form Site*
*The Collection Form Site requires an Application ID provided upon completion of the UW-System Application
M.S. Technical & Professional Communication

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 Application Requirements

Please submit the following to apply to the M.S. Technical & Professional Communication program: 

  • Resume: Current resume detailing your work experience
  • Statement of Goals: Three-page statement addressing your academic history, employment history and professional goals. Include a discussion of your expectations for online learning and examples of your readiness to participate in online learning.
  • Portfolio and Reflective Statements: Portfolio of two or more samples of your current work demonstrating communication excellence. Each piece should be accompanied by a 500-word reflective statement explaining why you have included the piece in your portfolio.
  • Submit all materials to the Program Director by email or via USPS mail to:

    Gregory Schneider-Bateman
    Program Director
    University of Wisconsin-Stout
    340E Harvey Hall
    Menomonie, WI 54751

    Email: schneider-batemang@uwstout.edu

To gain full rather than probationary admission to the program, the applicant must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75. The admission committee favors those applicants with academic and workplace experience writing and designing documents and those with keen interests in professionalizing their communication practices and skills.

NoteAdmission to the M.S. in Technical and Professional Communication program has been suspended. Questions may be directed to Greg Schneider-Bateman, schneider-batemang@uwstout.edu. While the program is not currently accepting applications, our college and industry partners encourage you to discover the natural alignment between your professional interest in communications and these related career-focused degree programs:

M.S. Training & Talent Development

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

Eligibility

To be admitted with full status to the M.S. Training & Talent Development program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

Program-Specific Application Requirements

To successfully apply for the program, first complete the UW System Application and receive your Application ID. Then, use this ID to fill out the UW-Stout Graduate Studies Collection Form, where you will provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Professional Statement discussing short and long-term career goals
Access Collection Form Site*
*The Collection Form Site requires an Application ID provided upon completion of the UW-System Application