Program-Specific Admission Requirements

These programs have specific admission criteria beyond the standard UW-Stout application.
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Undergraduate Programs

All BFA Programs

New Freshmen

Beginning in Spring 2020, you will be admitted as a Pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Pre-BFA) student and a portfolio is not required for admission for this particular program, but a portfolio is required for admission to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program.

  • Admission to a  BFA program is competitive. Students must pass a portfolio review before being accepted into a BFA program at UW-Stout. BFA Portfolio applications and reviews occur each semester.

Transfer Students

  • Submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of School of Art & Design faculty, who will determine admissions into the major. The priority deadline is no later than noon on October 1st for spring admission and March 1st for fall admission. You will receive direction on how to submit your portfolio in a separate handout accompanying your acceptance letter to UW-Stout.  
  • 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.

Transfer students are considered both fall and spring. This includes portfolio and essay submission priority dates. 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 BS Education Programs

New Freshmen

  • There are no additional requirements for new freshmen.

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.

BS Engineering Programs

The following requirements are only for these four Engineering programs:

New Freshmen

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

Students who do not meet one of the academic requirements above will be admitted as Pre-Engineering and may qualify for the Engineering major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

Transfer Students 

Only ONE of the following three need be met:

1. Both "Test A" and "Test B" below must be satisfied:

  • Test A 
    • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
      or
    • rank in the top 40 percent of your high school graduating class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Test B
    • have a minimum ACT math score of 22

2. You have transferred either of the following Calculus courses with a grade of "B" or better (note: a grade of "B-" is not sufficient):

  • MATH-153: Calculus I  or  MATH-156: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3. You have transferred the following sequence of courses with an earned cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

  • MATH-153: Calculus I  or  MATH-156: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH-154: Calculus II  or  MATH-157: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • PHYS-291: Statics  or  PHYS-281: University Physics I
  • CHEM-135: College Chemistry I

If you do not meet any of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted to the university as Pre-Engineering. You may qualify for the engineering major by meeting either requirement 2 or 3 once at UW-Stout.

 
BS Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

New Freshmen

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

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.

Transfer Students

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

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.

BS Applied Math and Computer Science

New Freshmen

  • Rank in the top 50 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
    and
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    and
  • have a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent).

If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but you do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as an Undeclared student. You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

Transfer Students

  • Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
    and
  • have a grade of C or better in all math and computer science courses completed
    and
  • completed the equivalent of UW-Stout's MATH 120 Intro to College Math I (College Algebra) or higher with a grade of C or better.

If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but you do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as an Undeclared student. You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

BS Applied Science

New Freshmen

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

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

Transfer Students

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)
    or
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

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

 
BS Computer Science

New Freshmen

    • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
      and
    • minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT equivalent)
      and
    • minimum ACT math score of 24 (or SAT equivalent)

    If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but you do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as an Undeclared student. You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

    • earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 or higher from the last institution attended
      and
    • earn a grade of "C" or higher for all math and computer science courses already taken
      and
    • complete the equivalent of UW-Stout's MATH 121 Intro to College Math II (trigonometry or pre-calculus) or a higher level math course with a grade of "C" or better.

    If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but you do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as an Undeclared student. You may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

    BS Dietetics

    New Freshmen

    • There are no additional requirements for new freshmen.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants must transfer the following courses:

    • MATH-120: College Algebra
    • CHEM-125 or 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.

    BS Packaging

    New Freshmen

    • Minimum ACT composite score of 22
      and
    • minimum ACT math score of 22

    If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above you will be admitted as Pre-Packaging. You may then qualify for the Packaging major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

    Transfer Students

    Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

    • earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or higher from the last institution attended;
      and
    • completed CHEM 135 (algebra-based chemistry) or higher with a grade of "C" or higher; 
      and
    • completed MATH 153 Calculus I equivalent or higher with a grade of "C" or higher;

    If you do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for general admission to the university, you will be admitted as Pre-Packaging. You may then qualify for the Packaging major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

    BS Supply Chain Management

    New Freshmen

    • Supply Chain Management
      Students must have an ACT composite score of 22 or higher and an ACT math score of 22 or higher

    Students who do not meet the academic requirements above will be admitted as Pre-Supply Chain Management and may qualify for the Supply Chain Management major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

    Transfer Students

    • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from the last institution attended
      and
    • completion of 54 or more credits of required courses.

    Students who do not meet the academic requirements above will be admitted as Pre-Supply Chain Management and may qualify for the Supply Chain Management major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

    Transfer students who meet the New Freshman requirements would be admitted fully into the major.

     

    Graduate Programs

    EdD Career and 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

    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 Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit 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.

    Please submit all materials by email to Amy Gullixson, Student Services Coordinator at gullixsona@uwstout.edu.

    Application Deadlines

    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.

    MFA Design

    April 1, 2019 priority application deadline for Fall 2019 admission.

    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, please submit the following additional application materials:

    Visual Portfolio | digital submission

    15-20 examples of creative/professional work from your area(s) of expertise:

    • A single, multi-page PDF document including 10-15 samples of creative/professional work and a list with brief written descriptions. Total PDF size should be no more than 20 MB. File-naming structure example: Nelson_VisualPortfolio.pdf
    • A limit of 5 motion/video images will be accepted as part of the total 15-20 examples. Each motion/video submission shall be no more than 3 minutes in length. Website links are also acceptable, but if a website is utilized, limit the work to the required number of examples.

    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 | digital submission

    This two to three-page statement should describe your goals for graduate study, your potential research question(s) for exploration, and also reference and contextualize your work included in the visual portfolio. Submit in PDF format. Please include as a digital file saved as .doc, .pdf, or .rtf, and titled with your last name (i.e. Nelson_StatementOfInterest.pdf).

    Resume or Curriculum Vitae | digital submission

    Please include as a digital file saved as .doc, .pdf, or .rtf, and titled with your last name (i.e. Nelson_CurriculumVitae.pdf).

    Candidate Recommendation Form | online form

    You must secure three (3) individuals who can qualify you as a potential graduate student and attest to your academic performance and experience within your profession. Each recommender must complete the Candidate Recommendation Form and submit it directly to the Program Director, either by e-mail or hard copy mail.

    All program application materials (with the exception of the Candidate Recommendation Form) should be submitted digitally to: http://tinyurl.com/MFA-2017-2018.

     
    MS Applied 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:

    Program-Specific Admission Requirements

    Eligibility

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

    • Earned a GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Evidence of undergraduate preparation in psychology.
    • Minimum of 15 undergraduate psychology semester credits.
    • Minimum of 5 semester credits in research methods.
    • Minimum of 3 semester credits in statistics.
    • Demonstration of written communication skills required for success in graduate studies.
    • GRE scores are preferred, but not required.

    Note: Deficiency in undergraduate course preparation does not preclude admission, but may require additional coursework to complete the degree program. Students who do not meet these requirements may be accepted on a provisional basis.

    Program Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following:

    1. A current resume
    2. Writing sample which can be either:
      • Research paper 
        or
      • Professional document
    3. Statement of interest which should include:
      • Why you are interested in the MSAP program
      • How the MSAP aligns with your professional goals
    4. Three completed candidate recommendation forms:
      • Candidate Recommendation Form [PDF]
      • One must be from a faculty member
      • Additional letters of support from references are welcome but not required
    5. A completed MSAP candidate information form:

    Please mail application materials to:

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

    Application Deadline

    • Priority Deadline: February 1

    Students will only be admitted in the fall semester. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted as space allows.

    MS Career and 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 Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following:

    • A Goal Statement which demonstrates that your career goals align with the objectives of the program.
    • A 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.

    Please submit all materials by email to Beth Uetz, Graduate School Admissions Examiner at uetzb@uwstout.edu.

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

    MS 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 Admission Requirements

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

    • Program Application | PDF
    • Personal Reference Form | PDF
    • 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
    MS 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.
    • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Demonstrated experience in the discipline as evidenced by a resume. 

    Those with a non-construction-related degree may be considered for admission to the program upon completing one of the three following conditions: 

    • Prerequisite coursework in the following content areas: Environmental Systems-HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing, Advanced Construction Estimating, Management of Construction, and Legal Aspects of Construction, with a grade of “B” or better. 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 undergraduate deficiency courses can also be taken at any regionally accredited degree-granting institution.
    • Evidence of equivalent courses/professional knowledge.
      or 
    • Proof of an American Institute of Constructors Certification at the Associate Constructor (Level 1) or the Certified Constructor (Level 2).

    Program Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit your resume and proof of certification to the Program Director.

    MS Education

    The M.S. Education program admits students on a continuous basis throughout the year.  However, suggested deadlines for applications are:   

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

    Step 1 of 2: Submit General Graduate School Application

    Your first step is to follow the standard application process through our Graduate School.

    Step 2 of 2: Submit Program-Specific Admission Requirements

    The second step to be successfully admitted to the program is to submit the following program-specific admissions requirements:

    Please submit the program-specific admissions materials by email to Amy Gullixson.

    If you prefer, you can submit hard copy materials by mail to:

    Amy Gullixson
    MS in Education – Application
    200 Main Street East
    UW-Stout
    Menomonie, WI 54751

    MS Food and Nutritional Sciences

    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. Food and Nutritional Sciences program, you must:

    • Have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • If English is your second language, demonstrate English proficiency by either an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 (iBT) or 550 paper-based.   

    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.

    • FN 5XX Principles of Nutrition and Food Components
    • CHEM 511 Biochemistry (CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry)

    Additionally, for the Nutritional Sciences concentration, FN 520 Advanced Nutrition (CHEM 511 Biochemistry) must be taken.

    Additionally, for the Food Science and Technology concentration, FN 6XX Food Chemistry (CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry) must be taken.

    MS Healthcare Administration

    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

    Aptitude tests such as the GMAT and GRE are not required for admission.

    You may be eligible for admission to this program if you have completed a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and prerequisite courses in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communications or public speaking. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for a provisional admission.

    Prerequisites

    Recent, relevant coursework in the following three areas:

    • Elementary statistics
    • Medical terminology
    • Oral communications/public speaking

    Students must satisfy all prerequisites before starting program coursework and will not be allowed to take outstanding prerequisite courses concurrently with introductory program courses. Need to complete a prerequisite course before applying? Contact your home campus for options.

    Program academic directors have the option to waive one or more of the above prerequisites based, in part, on student work experience and background.

    Program Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following:

    • Personal Statement (up to 1,000 words)
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation 

    Submit all materials by email to the program director.

    MS Information and Communication Technologies

    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

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

    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. 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.
    • If English is your second language, a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (composite iBT) is required.

    Program Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please email your resume to the Program Director.

     
    MS Marriage and Family Therapy

    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. 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 Application

    To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following:

    • Program Application Online or PDF
    • Recommendation Form Online or PDF
      • Please gather your recommendation(s) from previous supervisors, mentors, employers, colleagues, or similarly qualified persons.

    These may be completed online or mailed to the Program Director. 

    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.

      MS Operations and 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 Admission Requirements

      • The standard online or hard-copy application-based documents which must be submitted to the UW-Stout Graduate School.
      • A two-page, double-spaced statement which describes the candidate's academic history, employment history and professional goals. Please e-mail your completed statement to the Program Director. This statement will be used during the admission selection process and, if admitted, during the student's academic advising process.

      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.

      MS 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:

      • Program Application [PDF]
      • Current Resume
      • Written Statement
      • Three letters of reference or Reference Questionnaires
        • References should be professionals or faculty that can attest to your professional or academic skills.

      For the online cohort, a minimum of two years related work experience is required.

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

      Application Deadline: February 15th

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

       
      MS Risk Control

      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. Risk Control program:

      • Transcripts of all prior associate, undergraduate and graduate-level academic studies.
      • An online application form which provides address and prior academic information.
      • A professionally-written one-page document which describes the candidate's academic as well as employment history, professional goals and personal development needs.

       

      The M.S. Risk Control 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 profession.

      MS School 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 Admission Requirements

      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 Application

      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.

      MS Sustainable 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 from an accredited university.
      • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

      Program Application

      • 500-Word Main Statement (included in the general Graduate School application above)
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation (submitted by email to the Program Director)
      MS Technical and 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 Admission Requirements

      Please submit the following to apply to the M.S. Technical and 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:

        Dr. Julie Watts, MSTPC
        UW-Stout, Harvey Hall 340-K
        Menomonie, WI 54751

      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.

      Application Deadlines

      • Fall: July 31
      • Spring: December 15
      • Summer: April 15
      MS Training and Human Resource 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 and Human Resource Development program, you must:

      • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
      • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
      • Possess a background in training systems and organizational leadership.

      Program Application

      To successfully apply to the program, please submit the following: 

      • Resume
      • Cover letter
      • Professional development plan with short and long-term career goals

      Submit all materials by email to the program director.

      MSEd and EdS 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

      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 Application

      Please submit the following to apply to the School Psychology graduate program (see program application for details):

      • Program Application [PDF]
      • Current Resume
      • Written Statement
      • Three (3) letters of reference from individuals that can speak directly to your professional and/or academic achievement and potential.

      Application Deadline

      • All application materials are due by January 10.
      PSM 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 Admission 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. 

      Application Deadline

      • July 1 for Fall admission
      PSM Industrial and Applied Mathematics

      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 P.S.M. Industrial and Applied Mathematics program, you must meet the following criteria:

      • Be interested 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.
      • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.