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Admission guidelines and application process

Find a graduate program that helps you reach your professional goals! Application deadlines and admission guidelines vary by program. Please see programs below for information about deadlines and required application materials when submitting your application.

Graduate Programs Offered and Application Process/Deadlines

How to apply

  • Summer 2024 or fall 2024 applicants: Apply using the UW System application
    • Note: Official transcripts are required before your application will be reviewed for admission
  • Spring 2025 or later applicants: Apply using UWEC's application
    • Note: Applicants for the Athletic Training and Communication Sciences & Disorders programs will not need to complete this application. If you are applying to one of those programs for Summer 2025 or later, please see your program details below for application process information.

Graduate programs

Athletic Training (MS)

Athletic Training (MS)

  • Term available: Summer
  • Application dates: The application opens July 15 with a deadline of May 31.
  • Application process: Instead of completing the general UWEC application, applicants should submit an application and all required materials through Athletic Training Centralized Application Service (ATCAS).
  • Additional items needed: Once your application and required materials have been received through ATCAS, you will also be prompted via email to submit the UWEC application fee.
  • Contact information: atpmasters@uwec.edu
Business Administration (MBA)

Business Administration (MBA)

*Online program

  • Terms available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: Opens April 1 with a priority deadline of October 1 and a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of February 15 and a deadline of May 1.
    • Fall: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of April 1 and a deadline of August 21.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two professional references
  • Contact information: mba@uwec.edu
Business Administration - Healthcare Management Emphasis (MBA)

Business Administration - Healthcare Management Emphasis (MBA)

*Online program

  • Terms available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: Opens April 1 with a priority deadline of October 1 and a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of February 15 and a deadline of May 1.
    • Fall: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of April 1 and a deadline of August 21.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two professional references
  • Contact information: mba@uwec.edu
Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

Residential Program

  • Term available: Fall
  • Application dates: The application opens July 15 with a deadline of January 15.
  • Additional process: Instead of completing the general UWEC application, applicants should  submit an application through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Services (CSDCAS)
  • Additional items needed: Once your application and required materials have been received through CSDCAS, you will also be prompted via email to submit the UWEC application fee.
  • Contact information: CSDGraduateCoordinator@uwec.edu

Online Program

  • Term available: Summer
  • Application dates: The application opens July 15 with a deadline of November 1.
  • Additional process: Instead of completing the general UWEC application, applicants should submit an application through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Services (CSDCAS)
  • Additional items needed: Once your application and required materials have been received through CSDCAS, you will also be prompted via email to submit the UWEC application fee.
  • Contact information: CSDOnlineGraduateCoordinator@uwec.edu

Note: International students are not eligible to apply for the online program.

Data Science (MS)

Data Science (MS)

*Online program

  • Terms available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of May 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 15. 
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee (Note: For a limited time, UW Extended Campus is offering an application fee waiver to those who haven't yet applied to the spring, summer, or fall semesters. Summer/Fall 2024 applicants can redeem this waiver using the code APPLY24 on the UW Online Application payment page. Applicants for Spring 2025 and later terms will automatically receive the waiver when submitting the UWEC application.)
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two professional or academic references
  • Contact information: datasciencegraduate@uwec.edu

Note: Applications completed after the deadlines will be considered, but the deadlines allow for sufficient time to obtain the necessary technology and materials needed.

Exercise Physiology (MS)

Exercise Physiology (MS)

  • Term available: Fall
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of April 1.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • A 500-750 word essay describing career goals/aspirations and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree. Include examples of professional and leadership experiences working various populations in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two references
  • Contact information: exphysmasters@uwec.edu

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

History (MA)

History (MA)

  • Terms available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of March 1.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Research paper or writing sample of at least 10 pages in length
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two references
  • Contact information: historygraduate@uwec.edu

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Public History (MA)

Public History (MA)

  • Terms available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of March 1.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Research paper or writing sample of at least 10 pages in length
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two references
  • Contact information: historygraduate@uwec.edu

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Nursing (MSN)

Nursing (MSN)

  • Term available: Fall
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of January 15.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for three references
  • Contact information: nursinggraduate@uwec.edu

Note: Admitted applicants must have an RN license in Wisconsin prior to starting the program.

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Nursing (DNP Post-Baccalaureate)

Nursing (DNP Post-Baccalaureate)

  • Term available: Fall
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of January 15.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for three references
  • Contact information: nursinggraduate@uwec.edu

Note: Admitted applicants must have an RN license in Wisconsin prior to starting the program.

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Nursing (DNP Post-Master's)

Nursing (DNP Post-Master's)

  • Term available: Spring
  • Application dates: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of December 15.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor’s degree(s) and master’s degree(s), as well as any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for three references
  • Contact information: nursinggraduate@uwec.edu

Note: Admitted applicants must have an RN license in Wisconsin prior to starting the program.

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Professional Development (ME)

Professional Development (ME)

  • Term available: Fall 2025
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 31.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Teaching license information (state and number)
  • Contact information: MEPDgraduate@uwec.edu

Please note: Admission to this program is not offered every year; please contact us for information on available terms.

Public Health (MPH)

Public Health (MPH)

*Online program

  • Term available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 31.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for three academic or professional references
  • Contact information: mph@uwec.edu
School Psychology (MSE and EdS)

School Psychology (MSE and EdS)

  • Term available: Fall
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of January 15.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for three references
  • Contact information: psychologygraduate@uwec.edu

Graduate certificates

Data Science
Data Science

*Online program

  • Terms available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of May 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 15. 
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two professional or academic references
  • Contact information: datasciencegraduate@uwec.edu
Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

*Online program

  • Term available: Summer
  • Application dates: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of May 10.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor’s degree(s) and master’s degree(s), as well as any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Copy of your teaching license(s)
  • Contact information: DSEPSgraduate@uwec.edu
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Management

*Online program

  • Terms available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: Opens April 1 with a priority deadline of October 1 and a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of February 15 and a deadline of May 1.
    • Fall: Opens September 1 with a priority deadline of April 1 and a deadline of August 21.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two professional references
  • Contact information: mba@uwec.edu
History – Military History
  • Terms available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of March 1.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Research paper or writing sample of at least 10 pages in length
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two references
  • Contact information: historygraduate@uwec.edu

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

History – Public History
  • Terms available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of March 1.*
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
    • Research paper or writing sample of at least 10 pages in length
    • Resume
    • Names and email addresses for two references
  • Contact information: historygraduate@uwec.edu

*Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the program reaches capacity.

Public Health

Public Health

*Online program

  • Term available: Spring, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 31.
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
  • Contact information: mph@uwec.edu

Non-degree seeking graduate students

Taking graduate coursework without seeking a degree

If you would like to take graduate coursework for personal or professional development but are NOT seeking a degree, you are considered a graduate non-degree student. You still need to have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. View more information about courses and registration information here.

  • Term available: Spring, summer, fall
  • Application dates:
    • Spring: The application opens April 1 with a deadline of January 15.
    • Summer: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of May 15.
    • Fall: The application opens September 1 with a deadline of August 31. 
  • Materials needed when submitting your application:
    • Application fee
    • Unofficial transcripts from the institution(s) where you earned your bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees
  • Contact information: graduate@uwec.edu

International graduate students

Additional materials required for international graduate students

In addition to the application materials listed for each program above, the following materials are also required:

  • Evidence of English proficiency. A TOEFL score of 76 iBT, an IELTS score of 6.0, or a Duolingo score of 115 - see approved scores and ESL programs
  • If admitted to a graduate program, a completed financial verification form and copy of your passport will be required before immigration documents will be issued.

Official College Transcripts

Prior to enrollment, admitted students are required to send final official transcripts from the institution(s) where they earned their bachelor's degree(s) and any other advanced degrees. 

All transcripts must be sent by the institution through a secured electronic delivery service (Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) or by US Postal mail to the address below. Emails and faxes are not official documents.  

UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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