How To Apply
If you're ready to start the Program in the next summer, first check the Program blog to see whether slots are still available. If you are planning for future years, note that we begin taking applications for a following-summer start around the fourth week of June. Candidate applications received prior to October 15 will be reviewed for priority admission. Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed as space allows.
For details, see our Admissions Requirements and subject-area specific Prerequisites. Also see our Application Timeline.
Step 1: Apply to the UW-Madison Graduate School
Information required at this step includes the following:
,Step 2: Internal Review
After your Graduate School application is completed, program staff will review and verify the documents submitted. Each application file will be reviewed by a content team of specialists.
This team will review content background, academic readiness for the program and previous experience with adolescents &/or teaching to make a recommendation regarding acceptance into the program.
Step 3: Communication and decisions
After the internal review an email will be sent to you regarding the overall recommendation of the program.
If the application submission is prior to Oct 15, it may take until Dec 15 to receive a recommendation notice. If the application comes in after Dec 15, determinations usually take a month to process.
If the recommendation is favorable, the UW Graduate School will make a final decision on the application. Official transcripts need to be submitted if the candidate has a degree from an institution other than UWMadison.
If the recommendation is not favorable, a letter will be sent outlining the concern or issue. When applicable, candidates may be offered an opportunity to remain on a "wait list," as future spots become available.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Early applicant review is done for all applications received prior to OCTOBER 15TH.
We will review applications after Oct. 15th as space allows.