Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Academic requirements for admission to a degree program in good standing are as follows:

  1. A baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. One of the following:
    1. At least a 2.75 (on a 4.00 basis) overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program.
    2. At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program.
    3. A master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution at the corresponding graduate level.
    4. At least a 2.50 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 570, and at least five years of appropriate work experience. (This option is available only to MBA, MS-MCS, and MPA applicants).
  3. a. Arrange for an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to be sent directly to the Graduate Office from the Educational Testing Service if English is not the native language. A TOEFL score of 550 is required for admission into some programs and is strongly recommended for others.
    b. Arrange for admission into the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI) in Madison, Wisconsin. Students must complete the institute's 700 level, including academic reading and writing, and academic listening and speaking skills, with a rating of "very good" or higher (3, 3+, or 4). Students must arrange to have these results and a recommendation from WESLI forwarded to the Graduate Office.
  4. Any additional requirements set by individual departments or colleges for admission to specific degree programs.

The following criteria are applied with regard to admission in good standing into the MBA and MPA degree programs in the College of Business and Economics:

  • A composite score of at least 1000 based on the formula: (GMAT score) + 200 X (overall undergraduate GPA).
  • A composite score of at least 1050 based on the formula: (GMAT score) + 200 X (last-half undergraduate GPA).

International student whose undergraduate and any prior graduate work was taken in a foreign country may be admitted under criterion (a) or (b) above, provided the student has taken the TOEFL exam and attained a score of at least 550, or completed the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute's 700 level curriculum, achieving rating of "very good" or higher.

In order to apply for admission to a graduate degree program, the following documents must be submitted to the Graduate Office at least three months prior to the semester in which the individual wishes to enroll:

  1. A completed application for admission and a nonrefundable $56 application fee in U.S. dollars. The fee may be in the form of an international money order or bank draft made payable to UW-Whitewater. All requests to transfer and/or apply previously taken graduate course work toward the degree requirements must be included with the application.
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of higher education previously attended other than UW-Whitewater. The registrar of each institution, where college or university work was completed, should mail transcripts directly to the School of Graduate Studies at UW-Whitewater. Transcripts submitted personally by applicants will not be accepted. In the case of an institution that does not issue transcripts, other than a single official copy presented to the students, a photocopy may be submitted provided that the applicant presents the official document or verification of authenticity at the Graduate Office upon arrival at UW-Whitewater.
  3. Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Results and recommendation sent directly from the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI).
  4. A completed certification of finances that demonstrates there is adequate financial support available for the planned period of study.
  5. A letter of recommendation from a former professor attesting to the applicant's ability to pursue graduate study in the United States.
  6. Transfer applicants must also send an official transcript from each college attended. Students transferring from a college/university within the United States must submit the Domestic Transfer Clearance Form [PDF]. For evaluation of transfer credit from colleges/universities attended outside of the United States, transcripts must be submitted to Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation. Official results must be sent to the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater directly from the evaluation services.
  7. Additional Testing: One of the following:
    • At least a 2.75 (on a 4.00 basis) overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program.
    • At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program.
    • A master's degree or higher from a regionallyaccredited institution at the corresponding graduate level.
    • At least a 2.50 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 570, and at least five years of appropriate work experience. (This option is available only to MBA, MS-MCS, and MPA applicants).
  8. Additional Requirements: Any additional requirements set by individual departments for admission.

 

Application Materials

All application materials become the property of the University and are not returned to applicants or forwarded to other institutions.

For information regarding TOEFL, write to:

TOEFL
Educational Testing Service<
P.O. Box 6156
Princeton, New Jersey, 08543-5035, U.S.A.
Phone: (609) 771-7100

To obtain a bulletin of information for candidates taking the GMAT, write to:

Graduate Management Admission Test
Educational Testing Service
Box 966-R
Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A.
Phone: (609) 921-9000

For application for admission and other information, write to:

School of Graduate Studies
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790, U.S.A.
Phone: (262) 472-1006
Fax: (262) 472-5210

Note: International students may not receive an I-20 Form unless accepted for a specific degree program.

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Center for Global Education
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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