Apply to the MS in Technical and Professional Communication 

Admission deadlines
  • Fall: July 31
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: April 15

Two steps of MSTPC admission

1. Apply to the Graduate School ($56 non-refundable application fee)
2. Send the following materials to the MSTPC program director
  • 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 MSTPC program director via email ( or via USPS mail (Dr. Julie Watts, MSTPC, UW-Stout, Harvey Hall 340-K Menomonie, WI 54751)

To gain full rather than probationary admission to the MSTPC, the applicant must 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.

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