Application forms can be completed online at Application forms also are available on campus in the Office of Graduate Studies. Forms will be mailed in response to telephone requests to 920-465-2123. Written requests may be directed to: Office of Graduate Studies, CL 825, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311-7001. Send e-mail requests to

Required documents are:

1. The application, completed in full, and application fee.

2. A 200-300 word statement describing principal areas of academic interest, capabilities, experience, and reasons for pursuing the M.S. degree.

3. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each previous college or university attended, sent directly to UW-Green Bay from these institutions.

4. Three letters of recommendation from persons who can assess the prospective student’s academic potential.

5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores less than five years old are required by some programs. Consult the appropriate program description in this catalog or contact the Office of Graduate Studies. Scores will be used in conjunction with the required materials to better assess preparation.

Other supporting documentation such as personal records of professional or community achievement may also be submitted.

Under requirements of the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, student files are open to their inspection except for letters of recommendation for which the right to inspection has been waived.


Application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any test scores required for entry into the M.S. degree program should be submitted as early as possible in the semester preceding the desired beginning semester. Because of campus enrollment caps and possible program capacity limitations, priority is given to completed applications received before March 15 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Complete applications received by July 15 for the fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester will be processed as time and space permit. A complete application includes the forms and all supporting documentation listed above. Students not meeting these deadlines may be able to take courses as graduate special students and apply to the degree program for the following semester.


A non-refundable application fee, currently $56, is required of all students who apply for admission to the graduate program of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay or any other graduate school within the University of Wisconsin System. The $56 fee does not apply to students who wish to be admitted as special students (i.e., non-degree students).

UW-Green Bay maintains records for two years for students who are admitted to the program but who do not enroll for classes. The application fee is valid for one year from the start of the initial semester on the application. Students who begin enrollment after a year elapses must pay another application fee and bring their applications up-to-date. Students who delay enrollment beyond two years must reapply for admission and pay another application fee.