Graduate Student Application

Discover the next phase of your academic journey at UW-Stout. Forge a path of personal and professional growth by starting your graduate application.
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How to Apply as a Graduate Student

To apply to a graduate-level or advanced degree program at UW-Stout, you'll need to complete the general UW System Graduate School Application, your program-specific application requirements, and the additional application requirements below.
Applying as an International Graduate Student? View your application process.

Complete the Application & Additional Requirements


1. Review Specific Graduate Program Requirements

For certain degree programs, there are additional application materials required. Check the program-specific admission requirements for your program on this page: 

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

2. Submit the Application Fee: $56 Payment

Submit payment by credit card at the end of the online application process.
Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

3. Submit Official Transcripts

We'll need the following transcripts as a part of your application. Please note that official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution. UW-Stout transcripts do not need to be requested.

  • Undergraduate transcripts showing the undergraduate degree awarded. If that transcript shows fewer than 55 semester credits, please submit all transcripts. 
  • Graduate transcripts for any graduate work attempted or completed.
  • Credential Evaluation Report is required if you completed your degree outside of the United States.
    • Applicants who have already received a credential evaluation by a NACES approved member should request the evaluation be sent directly to UW-Stout from the evaluator. Official/attested transcripts are not required for these applicants.
    • UW-Stout will perform an evaluation internally for applicants who have not had a credential evaluation completed. These applicants should request their official/attested transcripts and degree certificate be sent to UW-Stout directly from the institution(s). Academic records/official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required. Original official/attested records not in English must also include English translations. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to UW-Stout. To maintain authenticity, we cannot accept transcripts from students, agents, or other intermediaries. In addition, our internal evaluations are for our use only and will not be provided to students.

Please submit your transcripts to:

By Mail:Electronically:
UW-Stout Graduate Admissions          
105 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St.
Menomonie, WI 54751

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to UW-Stout Graduate Admissions.

If prompted for an email where to send the transcript:


4. Finalize Your Application on the Collection Site

After submitting the UW System Application and obtaining your Application ID, use this ID to finalize your application on the Collection Site.

Programs with a Specific Deadline:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.Oct. 1Feb. 1Feb. 1firm
Design, M.F.A.----April 1priority
Food Science & Technology, M.S.Sept. 1--Feb. 15priority
Marriage & Family Therapy, M.S.----Jan. 15priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.----Feb. 15priority
School Counseling, M.S.----Jan. 5priority
School Psychology, M.S.Ed.--Jan. 10Jan. 10priority
School Psychology, Ed.S.--Jan. 10Jan. 10priority

Programs without a Specific Deadline:
For programs not listed, applications will be accepted until capacity is reached.

"UW-Stout provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge to feel confident after graduation."
Rahmi Arikan M.S. Applied Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Graduate Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do you waive application fees?

Application fee waivers are not available for graduate-level applications. A non-refundable application fee of $56 is required for submission.

Do you offer scholarships?

The Stout University Foundation supports scholarships for full-time or part-time degree-seeking graduate students. It's easy to apply, one application will automatically qualify you for any foundation scholarship which you meet the criteria for.  

Do you require GRE scores?

No, GRE scores are not required.

How can I apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA)?

⁠Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are paid positions at UW-Stout where you also have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. The process for finding a GA position here is a bit different than on some campuses. Openings are posted on Handshake by academic programs and administrative units, and the process of searching for one and applying is much like finding any other kind of employment.  
 You must meet all of the following criteria to hold a Graduate Assistantship (GA): 
•    admitted to a graduate degree program (dual-level and non-degree seeking students are not eligible),
•    enrolled in at least six graduate credits each term, and
•    maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 each term.

How can I check the status of my application?
  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your UW-Stout username and password.
  3. Select Self Service after logging in to Access Stout.
  4. Navigate to Admission -> Application Status at the bottom of the screen.
  5. On this page, you will find important application information such as your entry term, program, plan, and application date.
  6. Below that, you will see any outstanding checklist items necessary to complete your application. If you have concerns about resolving any items, please email us with your campus ID included.

No need to continuously check this page for your official acceptance to UW-Stout. We will notify you via email and send you a formal letter.

Do you accept unofficial transcripts?

No, we do not accept unofficial transcripts. Transcripts must be official and sent directly to us from the institution.

Can I transfer graduate credits?

Graduate credit earned at another graduate school may be considered toward the fulfillment of program requirements.  The transfer credit total is limited to one-third of the minimum credits required for graduation from the program.  To be applied to program requirements, transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director.  

Can I send you my transcripts for review prior to admission?

No, we do not accept transcripts from students. Before an admission decision can be made, we need to have your official transcript on file, and it must be sent to us directly from the institution.

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