Graduate Student

Admission guidelines and application process

Find a graduate program that helps you reach your professional goals! Application deadlines and admission guidelines vary by program, so please contact us or the department you are applying to for additional questions or concerns.

The UW-Barron County realignment with UW-Eau Claire is not affecting the application process or admissions requirements for prospective students of either institution for the fall of 2018. If things do change, we will communicate those changes here as soon as we possibly can! Please see this page for more information as the realignment process moves ahead.

When do I apply?

Degree-seeking graduate students

For domestic degree-seeking graduate students, the preferred application deadline is July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer. For international degree-seeking graduate students, the preferred deadlines are June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. However, some programs have earlier deadlines and additional requirements. See a list of specific program application deadlines below.

Non-degree seeking graduate students

If you would like to take graduate coursework for personal or professional development but are NOT seeking a degree, you still need to have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. You are considered a graduate special student and you can view your application details here. 

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Specific program application deadlines

Business Administration (MBA), online program

  • July 1 | fall semester
  • December 1 | spring semester
  • April 1 | summer term

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

  • November 1 | online program
    Note: International students are not eligible to apply for the online program.
  • January 1 | residential program

Data Science (MS), online program

  • July 24 | fall semester
  • December 11 | spring semester
  • April 17 | summer term
    Note: Applications completed after the deadlines will be considered, but the deadlines allow for sufficient time to obtain the necessary technology and materials needed. View class start dates here.

English (MA) | March 1

History (MA) | March 1

Nursing (DNP and MSN)

  • January 4 | priority deadline 
    Note: DNP and MSN applications accepted until seats filled.

Professional Development (ME)

School Psychology (MSE and EdS) | January 15

Learn more about each graduate program.

Domestic Degree-Seeking Graduate Student Application Process

When do I apply?

The preferred application deadline is July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer. Some programs have earlier deadlines and additional requirements. Make sure to check with your specific program for official deadlines.

What do I need to submit?
  • UW System application
  • Pay $56.00 application fee online at time of application submission, or log back into your application to pay the fee.* 
  • An official transcript from each university you obtained a degree from (except UW-Eau Claire)
  • Submit letters of recommendation if required by the specific graduate program. (All letters of recommendation will be held confidential and will not be subject to review by the applicant.)
  • Schedule appropriate standardized tests if necessary such as 
    • (a) the GRE for those pursuing a Master of Science in Education-School Psychology, Master of Science in Communication Disorders or 
    • (b) the GRE or GMAT for those pursuing the Master of Business Administration. 
  • Other requirements as specified by your intended program

This information should be sent to:

UW-Eau Claire Graduate Admissions 
Schofield 111 
105 Garfield Ave. 
Eau Claire, WI 54701 
admissions@uwec.edu

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*Graduate Application Fee Policy — A non-refundable graduate application fee of $56 shall be assessed by the University for the application for admission. The fee does not apply toward the student's other tuition and fees. The fee is good for four full semesters (two years).

Specific Collection Policies:

  • Graduate applicants may apply to one program at a time. There is no waiver of the application fee. If an applicant is applying for a second graduate degree, (the first from UW-Eau Claire), or if they have been previously admitted to and enrolled in a UW-Eau Claire graduate program, they will not be assessed the application fee again. If the first graduate degree is from any other institution, an application fee will be assessed. Students applying to be reclassified will not be assessed an application (processing) fee. Reclassification is an accepted graduate student requesting to change programs. If an applicant is admitted, but does not enroll at any time during the first two years, they will need to reapply and update their application and pay a new application fee.
  • If an applicant is denied for one program and then wants to be considered for the same or a different program within two years of the receipt of the initial application fee, a new fee is not required.

International Graduate Student

When do I apply?

The preferred application deadline is June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Some programs have earlier deadlines and additional requirements. Make sure to check with your specific program for official deadlines.

What do I need to submit?
  • UW System application
  • Pay $56.00 application fee online at time of application submission, or log back into your application to pay the fee.
  • Evidence of English proficiency. A TOEFL score of 79 ibt or an IELTS score of 7.0 - See approved scores and ESL programs
  • Financial Statement form and an original bank statement or letter from the bank of your sponsor
  • Records from the university where you received your bachelor's degree. If any graduate coursework was completed, those records are also required
  • Official records
    • They must be in the original language with certified English translation showing courses taken and grades assigned each year. Official records should include all exam or test results and certificates, diplomas or degrees received. Photocopies of official foreign records are acceptable if they have been certified by an authorized university, government or public official after they are made.
  • Other requirements as specified by your intended program
  • Photocopy of the picture page from your passport

This information should be sent to:

UW-Eau Claire Graduate Admissions
Schofield 111
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
USA

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Graduate student resources

Whether you're a new or returning Blugold we want to make sure you find everything you need to know about our Graduate Programs. Here are a few resources that will help.

Graduate Studies 

Applying for Assistantships & Fellowships (March 1 priority deadline)

Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid (Recommended to apply by April 15) 

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