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Admission Requirements

Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort will open in fall 2021. 

Admissions Applications for the Ed.D. in First Nations Education has three parts

Part One - Electronic Application: 
Applicants must complete an electronic application for admissions.  You can access it here: 
Once you begin the electronic application process, you will complete the following (A & B) in the electronic application:  
  1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution ​(will consider applicants with a bachelor's degree who demonstrate an equivalent of 4 or more years of learning from oral scholars or knowledge bearers.)
  2. Application Fee:  The non-refundable application fee is $56 if you are applying to a degree program. Applicants pay the application fee in the online electronic application. Applicants may also send a check or U.S. money order to UW Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies (address below).  
  3. Application Written Statements: The Ed.D. in First Nations Education requires all applicants to submit two writing statements in support of their application to the program: 
    • personal statement of intent (800-1000 words)
    • statement of scholarly interests (1200-1500 words). 
Part Two - Additional Admissions Requirements Submitted Directly to UW Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies:
Submit the following items to: UW Green Bay, Graduate Studies Office, David Cofrin Library, Suite 835, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 or 
  1. Post-Secondary/Graduate Transcripts
    • Official transcripts must be submitted from every post-secondary school attended by the applicant.
    • Official “course-by-course” transcript evaluations from either Education Services Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) are required for all school attended outside of the US.  The transcript evaluation must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies directly from the company issuing the evaluation.  Transcripts or transcript evaluations sent from applicants are not considered official and will not be accepted.
    • If you have attended UW-Green Bay, we can provide this transcript for your application file.  There is no need to request it.
    • If you have attended UW-Green Bay within the last 5 years and your post-secondary transcripts are on file, we will not ask you to resend them.
  2. Résumé
    • Applicants must send an updated résumé (2 page maximum). Résumé may be uploaded as a part of your application or can be sent as an email attachment to the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Office at: In cases of low GPA or professional experience that does not clearly relate to the Ed.D. in First Nations Education program, the admission committee may request additional information in support of an application.
  3. References
    • Applicants are required to submit three letters of evaluation. References must submit their letters directly via email attachment to the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Office at The Graduate Studies Office will update the Application Checklist upon receipt of each letter of evaluation.  Please allow 2-3 business days for the system to be updated.  Applicants are responsible to ensure that all references have completed and submitted their letters by the application deadline.
Part Three - On-Campus Interview and Essay:
Candidates under consideration for admission are required to complete
  1. An on-campus oral interview and
  2. An on-campus written essay.
Both will be conducted with the First Nations Education doctoral admission committee. Both the interview and essay portions of the admissions process will take place in-house on the UW Green Bay campus. The committee will notify applicants with regard to the scheduling of dates and times.