Graduate Admission

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates:

Spring: December 1                    Summer: April 15                    Fall: July 15

Admission Guidelines

Although the master’s program requires no entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT, some programs may have specific admission requirements. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW-System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). International degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

Full Standing

To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above; or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students not meeting those requirements, or who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field, but who meet one of the requirements listed below may be considered for full standing through a comprehensive review of their application material.

  • Graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Undergraduate degree GPA of 2.50 to 2.75 and bachelor's degree earned more than five years before date of application

Trial Enrollment

Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on trial enrollment. Trial enrollment admission status is to be used only in extraordinary cases. Admission as a trial enrollee must be justified by the admitting department and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

You may also apply as a Special Student.

Specific Program Requirements

M.S. in Engineering: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
M.S. in Integrated Supply Chain Management: Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution OR a baccalaureate degree (not identified above) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and demonstrate extensive experience in one of the areas of emphasis.
M.S. in Health Care Administration: Requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking is required. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Admission Procedures for Pursuing a Master's Degree

To apply for the master's degree program, you must:

  1. Complete the online University of Wisconsin System Application for Graduate Admission.
  2. Pay a $56 non-refundable application fee at our secure online site or mail a check payable to:

    Center for Distance Learning
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    1 University Plaza
    Platteville WI 53818-3099

  3. Request an official transcript be sent directly from your undergraduate degree-granting institution to the Center for Distance Learning at the address above. We cannot accept or evaluate unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution(s) where the course work was completed. Your application is not complete until we receive your transcript(s). All transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  4. Provide official transcripts for any previously earned graduate credits to be considered for transfer. For an engineering degree, a course syllabus may also be required for transfer credits.
  5. Email a detailed employment résumé to the Center for Distance Learning at M.S. in Criminal Justice applicants should also submit a brief personal statement of purpose and goals.

You may be contacted for additional information to support your admission. International applicants will follow a slightly modified procedure.

Single Course Enrollment

Students not seeking a master’s degree, who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may register as a Special Student. You will receive academic credit for courses taken while on this status. You can be considered for admission into a degree program if you maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate-level work and all other admission requirements are met. With the program coordinator’s approval, you may transfer up to 12 credits earned at UW-Platteville into a degree program. All graduate-level work will be included in computing your academic average.

Find out more about single course enrollment.

International Students

If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, you must request that your academic records (called transcripts in the U.S.) be sent directly to the Center for Distance Learning from the issuing institution, along with a translated copy if they are not in English. Any records received become a part of your permanent student record at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and cannot be released. International transcripts are subject to a course-by-course evaluation. UW-Platteville has approved Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to complete this evaluation. ECE or WES requires official transcripts/academic records to complete the evaluation.

If you attended a school outside the United States, follow these procedures:

  1. Request official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you earned your degree(s), including a translated copy if your transcript is not in English. Neither UW-Platteville nor ECE provide translation services. You are responsible for providing a translated copy of your transcript.
  2. Go to the ECE or WES website and click Apply Now. Use Course by Course for your report option.
  3. Pay all fees associated with setting up an account.

In addition to filing the standard application for admission with official transcript(s) translated in English, you must provide a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. A minimum score of 550 for the paper-based exam or 79 for the internet-based TOEFL is required of all international students whose native language is not English. As an alternative, you may submit a scoring report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Program admission requires a band-level score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score.

International students may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement by submitting acceptable justification. The waiver request should include your name, daytime phone number, and desired program of study. Send requests directly to:

Laura Schieltz
Admission Specialist
2100 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville WI 53818-3099

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