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Doctoral Admission Requirements

From Documents to Doctorate

Don’t get bogged down by all the paperwork.

At UW-Green Bay, everyone deserves education. That’s why we want to make sure our admission process is easy to understand, so there aren’t more barriers to getting your Ed.D. If you have any questions or are uncertain about what documents to send, please reach out to us – we are here to help. The deadline for Fall 2024 is July 1, 2024.

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Admission Requirements

1 Complete Electronic Application

Once you begin the electronic application process, you will provide the following in the electronic application:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in First Nations Education, First Nations Studies or related field.
  • $56 Application Fee The application fee is non-refundable. You can pay the application fee in the online electronic application or send a check or U.S. money order to UW Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies (address below).
  • Application Written Statements: The Ed.D. in First Nations Education requires all applicants to submit two writing statements:
    • Personal statement of intent (800 - 1000 words).
    • Statement of scholarly interests (1200 - 1500 words).

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2 Submit Additional Admissions Requirements

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. Provide Post-Secondary/Graduate Transcripts
    • Official transcripts must be submitted from every post-secondary school you attended. Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at directly from the institution that issued the transcript.
      • If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay retains the right to request additional official transcripts from all/or additional postsecondary institutions of higher learning attended by an 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 U.S. 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. Submit a Résumé
    • An updated résumé (2-page maximum) can be uploaded as a part of your application or 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 doctorate in First Nations Education program, the admission committee may request additional information to an application.
  3. Submit References
    • Three references must each submit a letter of recommendation directly by 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 recommendation. Please allow 2-3 business days for the system to be updated. It is your responsibility to ensure all of your references have completed and submitted their letters by the application deadline. All letters of evaluation/recommendation must come directly from the evaluator. The Office of Graduate Studies will not accept letters submitted by the applicant.

3 Interview & Essay

Both are conducted by the First Nations Education Doctoral Admission Committee. The committee will notify applicants with regard to the scheduling of dates and times. If you have any questions about the process, reach out to us to know more about the interview and essay.

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