Becoming a Phoenix Starts Now

Problem-focused interdisciplinary educational experiences are the hallmark of graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Graduate students receive comprehensive academic advising and are guided by dedicated, caring, and highly qualified faculty.

Learn about our admissions requirements, how we review applications and how you can get started. This is your step-by-step guide to applying to UW-Green Bay. We are here to walk through this process with you.

Are you an international student? Learn more about applying.

Step 1: Prepare to Apply

Most importantly, we encourage you to reach out to an advisor. The chair of your intended program. Each chair is highly knowledgeable about their programs and can offer a plethora of advice on program fit, program options, and career potential.

We are also happy to provide some general admission information and hints below.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • Statement of intent

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

MAT Admission: A limited number of applicants will be admitted to the Master of Athletic Training program. A maximum of 24 students will be admitted to the program each year. The following are program admission requirements and required applications materials:

You Will Need
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • $56.00 application fee
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • Official transcripts* verifying the completion of the following pre-requisite coursework with a grade of C or better: 
    • Biology -  Courses must be a minimum of 4 credits and include a laboratory component.
    • Physics -  Courses must be a minimum of 4 credits and include a laboratory component.
    • Chemistry -  Applicant must complete a two-semester sequence of chemistry (8 credits minimum) that include a laboratory component.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology - Applicant must complete a two-semester sequence of anatomy and physiology with a laboratory component. This can be a two-semester combined anatomy and physiology course, or separate anatomy and physiology courses.
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
    • General Psychology
    • Human Nutrition
    • Statistics
  • Professional References:
    • Two letters of evaluation** - Applicants must provide letters of evaluation from two individuals who can speak directly to the applicants' potential success in a professional studies program in athletic training. At least one letter from either a healthcare provider or a current or former faculty member from the applicant's undergraduate degree program is preferred. 
  • Written Essay:  
    • Applicants must write an essay describing their interest in pursuing a career in Athletic Training
    • The essay should address why the applicant is interested in studying athletic training at UWGB and how the MAT will help achieve their professional goals. 
  • Technical Standards Form: 
    • Applicants must review and sign the Technical Standards Form (TSF)
    • Applicants must indicate on the TSF if they require accommodations to successfully complete the MAT.
  • Physical Exam and Vaccination Verification:
    • Applicants are required to provide the verification that a physical examination has been completed within 12 months of applying to the program by an approved health care provider (MD, DO, PA, CNP) confirming students meet the physical and mental abilities required of an athletic trainer. 
    • Applicants must provide current records of immunization history including: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap). 
  • Observation Hours:
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) 
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.
  • Interview with MAT admission committee:
    • Once all required application materials have been submitted, qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the admissions committee. 
    • Interviews can be conducted in person or through a web conference such as Skype. 
Once accepted to the UWGB MAT program, the following documentation must be submitted to the MAT Program Director prior to starting classes:
  • Complete a healthcare provider background check.
  • A copy of your personal healthcare provider liability insurance.
  • Proof of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
  • Proof of a Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the past 12 months.
  • MAT students will need to show proof of antibody titers and/or influenza vaccination prior to starting clinical rotations.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The Masters of Athletic Training letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Prerequisite courses: Recent coursework in elementary statistics, introductory computer programming and introduction to databases. Relevant work experience can be considered in lieu of this coursework. Contact the Chair of the MS in Data Science Program for details.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • A personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the data science field. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of evaluation**
  • MSDS Questionnaire: Applicants must complete this questionnaire https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_43pAC2VwLpZ3sJ7 
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The Data Science letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • Completion of the equivalent of a basic undergraduate course in statistics
  • A personal statement describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the Environmental Science and Policy program. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Two letters of evaluation**
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) 
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The Environmental Science and Policy letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • Personal statement of intent (800-1000 words), included in UW System application
  • Statement of scholarly interests (1200 – 1500 words), included in UW System application
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • On-campus Interview and Essay
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • Prerequisite baccalaureate coursework or the equivalent in the following:
    • Personal Health
    • Anatomy & Physiology or Human Biology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Elementary Statistics
  • Resume
  • Two letters of evaluation
    • The Health and Wellness Management letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references.  The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstud@uwgb.edu.  Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received.  Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The MS in Health & Wellness Management letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to three references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • A personal statement describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the MS Management program. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Resume: A current resume must be emailed to the Office of Graduate Studies at gradstu@uwgb.edu
  • Three letters of evaluation**
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The MS Management letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to three references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a professional nursing organization (e.g. NLNAC or CCNE)
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • A personal statement describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the MS in Nursing program. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Resume
  • Three letters of evaluation**
  • Copy of current, unencumbered U.S. Registered Nursing license
  • A photo of yourself will be required upon admission for use in educational and marketing purposes.
  • A background check and Basic Healthcare Provider CPR certification will be required upon admission to the program

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The MS in Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Systems letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to three references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

This program will be launching in Fall of 2020. Please check back for application requirements or contact Debra Pearson at pearsond@uwgb.edu with specific questions.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • BSW degree or the following prerequisites:
    • Academic background in the liberal arts with completion of a minimum of 12 credits in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics or political science)
    • Four prerequisite courses are required and include one course from each of the following areas: biological life sciences, lifespan development, statistics and research methods.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • MSW Program Admission Questionnaire
  • Three letters of evaluation**
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The Masters of Social Work letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to three references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

You Will Need
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (apply.wisconsin.edu/)
  • $56.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • A personal statement describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the MS Sustainable Management program. Space for the personal statement is included in the online application.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of evaluation**
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
    • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org).          UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
    • Financial Support Statement (this form must be submitted to gradstu@uwgb.edu)
    • Bank Statement: Letter on official bank stationary verifying the amount of readily available funds to support the prospective student while in the U.S.

*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at uwgb@uwgb.edu directly from the institution that issued the transcript.

**The Sustainable Management letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: gradstu@uwgb.edu. Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.

This is the non-degree seeking admission process. The special student classification is reserved for those students who want to take courses for credit but are not currently working toward a degree at UW-Green Bay.

You Will Need
  • UW System Application Form
    • When applying, select “Graduate Courses for personal/professional enrichment” when asked for your reason for applying.

Step 2: Complete Your Application

NOW is a great time to begin your application! Review our helpful hints, how to begin and what to do after completing the application.

Your first step will be completing the  UW System online application.

  • Under the list of institutions, select “UW-Green Bay” to apply to our campus.
  • When creating a new application, be sure to select the appropriate reason for applying.  Applicants seeking a Master’s or Doctoral degree should select “Graduate degree (Master, Doctoral, Specialist, Professional)”.  Applicants seeking to take graduate level courses without pursuing a graduate degree should select “Graduate courses for personal/professional enrichment”.
  • Those applicants choosing to pursue a graduate degree will then be prompted to select the UW-Green Bay Graduate Program they wish to join.

Students Seeking Re-entry

  • If you have been away from the university for one to three semesters and want to re-enroll, you only need to complete a quick re-enroll form.
  • If you have been away from the university for four or more semesters and want to re-enroll, you will need to submit a new UW System Application. Enter your login ID and password. If you forgot your login ID and password, select “I can’t remember my login and password

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Helpful Hints

  • Within one week of UW System Application Form completion, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement in the email account on your application. This letter has important information regarding your application status. Please open and read the entire letter.
  • All letters of evaluation must come directly from the evaluator. The Office of Graduate Studies will not accept letters submitted by the applicant.
  • Be sure to use the latest, most up-to-date version of your browser when filling out the application and letter of evaluation form. If you are having trouble viewing the application or letter of evaluation form, try updating your browser or using a different browser.
  • If you are using a mobile device to fill out the application and you encounter a problem, try switching to a desktop/laptop computer.

Step 3: Check Status

We want you to know what happens after you apply.

Within a week, the Office of Graduate Studies will send an email Letter of Acknowledgement containing a Campus ID and Application Number to help you check the status of your application and provide a link to the letter of evaluation form, if your program requires one.

This status check will tell you where your application is in the review process. Specifically, you can learn how to complete your application, or if your application is complete and being reviewed by our program admission committees.

Check Status

What if I need to cancel my application?

We're sorry if you need to cancel your application, and hope we will be able to serve you in the future. If you do need to cancel your application, you can do so by completing the online  cancel form. You will need to provide your name, date of birth and last four digits of your Social Security number so that we may verify your identity.