How to Apply: 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 the 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.

UW System Application

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. Please note that official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution. UW-Stout transcripts do not need to be requested.

  • Undergraduate transcripts showing the undergraduate degree awarded. If that transcript shows fewer than 55 semester credits, please submit all transcripts. 
  • Graduate transcripts for any graduate work attempted or completed.
  • Credential Evaluation Report is required if you completed your degree outside of the United States.
    • Applicants who have already received a credential evaluation by a NACES approved member should request the evaluation be sent directly to UW-Stout from the evaluator. Official/attested transcripts are not required for these applicants.
    • UW-Stout will perform an evaluation internally for applicants who have not had a credential evaluation completed. These applicants should request their official/attested transcripts be sent to UW-Stout directly from the institution(s). Academic records/official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required. Original official/attested records not in English must also include English translations. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to UW-Stout. To maintain authenticity, we cannot accept transcripts from students, agents, or other intermediaries. In addition, our internal evaluations are for our use only and will not be provided to students.

Please submit your transcripts to:

By Mail: Electronically:

UW-Stout Grad School Admissions          
105 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St.
Menomonie, WI 54751

Must be submitted directly to UW-Stout Grad School Admissions from the institution.

If prompted for an email where to send the transcript: gradschool@uwstout.edu

 

 

4. Specific Program Requirements

For certain degree programs, there are additional applications and materials required. Check the program-specific admission requirements for your program on this page: 

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

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 Leadership, Ed.D. -- -- Mar. 15 priority
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. Oct. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1 firm
Design, M.F.A. -- -- April 30 priority
Food Science and Technology, M.S. Oct. 1 -- May 1 firm
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S. -- -- Jan. 15 priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.
Combined
-- -- Feb. 15 priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.
Online
-- -- Feb. 15 priority
School Counseling, M.S. -- Feb. 1 Feb. 1 firm
School Psychology, M.S.Ed. -- Jan. 10 Jan. 10 firm
School Psychology, Ed.S. -- Jan. 10 Jan. 10 firm
Technical and Professional Communication, M.S. Dec. 15 May 1 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. $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. 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
  • Official Duolingo English Test score
    • Minimum score of 105
      • Applicants can be provided conditional admission after an additional assessment is conducted by UW-Stout’s ESLI and program director approval.
  • 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.

Note: Individual programs may have higher score requirements.

4. Declaration of finances

Submit an official bank statement certifying that you or your sponsor has sufficient funds on deposit (in US dollars) to ensure full payment of expenses for your first year of graduate study. Refer to Estimate of Expenses to see current amount required.

5. Credential Evaluation and Official Academic Records

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

A credential evaluation is required:

  • Applicants who have already received a credential evaluation by a NACES approved member should request the evaluation be sent directly to UW-Stout from the evaluator. Official/attested transcripts are not required for these applicants.
  • UW-Stout will perform an evaluation internally for applicants who have not had a credential evaluation completed. These applicants should request their official/attested transcripts be sent to UW-Stout directly from the institution(s). Academic records/official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required. Secondary transcripts are not needed. Original official/attested records not in English must also include English translations. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to UW-Stout using our address below or via email at gradschool@uwstout.edu . To maintain authenticity, we cannot accept transcripts from students, agents, or other intermediaries. In addition, our internal evaluations are for our use only and will not be provided to students.

UW-Stout Grad School Admissions          
105 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St.                                         
Menomonie, WI 54751

7. Specific Program Requirements

For certain degree programs, there are additional applications and materials required. Check the program-specific admission requirements for your program on this page: 

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

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