Applying for Graduate Study

Apply to the MS in Technical and Professional Communication 

  1. Apply to general graduate study at UW-Stout found at the Graduate Studies website.

  2. Complete your application by submitting the following additional application materials to the MSTPC director via email (wattsj@uwstout.edu) or via USPS mail (Dr. Julie Watts, MSTPC director; UW-Stout; Tainter Hall 105; Menomonie, WI 54751):
    • Statement of goals in this program. This three-page statement should address your academic history, employment history, and professional goals. Include a discussion of your expectations for online learning as well as examples of your readiness to participate in an online learning environment (e.g., experience with discussion boards, blogs, or collaborating online, and the like).
    • Résumé. This current résumé should detail your work experience.
    • Portfolio and reflective statements. A portfolio of two or more samples of current work should demonstrate your communication excellence. Each piece of work must be accompanied by a 500-word reflective statement explaining why you have chosen to include the work in your portfolio.
Program admission deadlines:
  • Fall admission: July 31
  • Spring admission: December 15
  • Summer admission: April 15

To gain full admission to the MS in Technical and Professional Communication program, the program selection committee requires that the applicant have an overall GPA of at least 2.75. The committee will favor those students with academic and workplace experience writing and designing documents and those with keen interests in professionalizing their communication practices and project management skills.


Apply to Professional Development Certificate

Visit this link for more information about the Communicating with Emerging Media certificate (Fall semester only). Visit this link for more information about the Improving the User Experience certificate (Spring semester only).

To apply, complete the online application.

Online Learning Agreement

All new MSTPC students and certificate students must read and sign the following Online Learning Agreement before registering for classes. Continuing MSTPC students and certificate students must read and sign the Online Learning Agreement by September 1 each year.