GRADUATE APPLICATION

Essay Prompt Instructions

Find your program and follow the instructions to complete the Essay section of your application.

To print: highlight the text, right click and select print. If you have questions, submit your application and contact GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you are pursing a Doctorate or Masters Degree, click here for Essay instructions:
Applied Biotechnology Management | Athletic Training |Biology|Business Admin|Cybersecurity | Data Science |
Educational Leadership & Policy | English | Human Services Leadership|Information Technology Management | Literacy and Language | Mathematics Education | Nursing | Professional Counseling |Psychology |PublicAdmin | Social Work | Special Education and Early Childhood | Sustainable Management | Teaching and Learning

If you are only pursuing a Certificate or License, click here for Essay instructions:
Applied Bioinformatics |Business Skills | Data Analytics | Data Science| Ed Ldrshp: Athletic Ldrshp & Sports Mgmt | Ed Ldrshp: Dir of Instruction | Ed Ldrshp: Post-bacc Lib Media Spclst | Ed Ldrshp: PostSec, Tech, Adult Ed | Ed Ldrshp: Principal | Ed Ldrshp: Social Justice | English: Creative Writing |  Literacy: Bilingual Reading Teacher | Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy | Literacy: Educational Coaching | Literacy: GAP (Grad Achievement Pgm) | Literacy: Literacy Coaching | Literacy: Reading Teacher | Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader | Nursing: Nurse Educator | Public Administration: Healthcare Mgt |  Special Ed: Amer Sign Lang & Deaf Culture | Special Ed: Dir Spec Ed/Pupil Srvcs | Special Ed: K-12 Accelerated | Sustainability & Well Being | Teach & Learn: Classroom Assessment | Teach & Learn: Disciplinary Literacy

If your program / certificate / license is not listed above, or if you are a Special Student or Concurrent Enrollment Instructor:
You need to select that you are applying for a few courses, not a degree. To modify your application: go back to your application, on the left navigation menu select “Initial Information”, click the BACK button until you reach the question “Are you applying for a degree or a few courses” and select Few Courses, then click Continue.

Applied Biotechnology, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Applied Biotechnology applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to indicate their program emphasis and provide two references for us to contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all recommendation letters in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Applied Biotechnology: Business Management (100% online)

Applied Biotechnology: Quality Assurance & Compliance (100% online)

Applied Biotechnology: Research & Development (100% online)

If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for at least TWO references starting on the third line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 4: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you will email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your motivation to pursue this degree and what you will bring to the biotechnology field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Applied Bioinformatics Certificate
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Applicants need to submit a a personal statement and provide two references for us to contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all recommendation letters in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for at least TWO references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 3: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you will email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your motivation to pursue this degree and what you will bring to the biotechnology field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Athletic Training, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Athletic Training applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide one reference for us to contact for a letter of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST ONE reference starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • Your reference should be able to assess your ability to succeed in a graduate program
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least one reference name and email address.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least one reference name and email address to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 3: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your goals and qualifications for the MSAT program
  • Your essay should be between 1-2 pages
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Biology, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

An essay is not required for Biology applicants. However, applicants do need to indicate their program emphasis and provide three references for us to contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Program Emphasis or References section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application.

Please note the following information about your references:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Biology: Biology emphasis

Biology: Microbiology emphasis

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST THREE references starting on the third line of your Essay response box.

    • Your references should be able to evaluate your abilities in the sciences and potential to succeed in graduate school. At least two and preferably all three references will be university professors in the sciences.
    • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
    • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Business Administration - Executive Path, MBA
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

MBA Executive Path applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to indicate their program emphasis.

Since our application form does not have a Program Emphasis section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

STEP 1:  Copy and paste this program emphasis as the first line in your Essay response box:

Business Administration: Executive Path

STEP 2: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box.

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to MBA@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to MBA@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your reason for pursuing an MBA degree. What is your career objective and how will the UW Oshkosh MBA-Executive contribute to that objective?
  • Explain the impact your MBA degree will have on both your short- and long-term career goals. Provide an example of your leadership in a project, initiative or business strategy. Cite details of what you did, how you did it and what you accomplished.
  • Describe the value you will bring to the classroom. Your success in the program is dependent upon the strengths you bring to your cohort group. What are your greatest strengths that you will bring into your group?
  • Your essay should be single spaced and no longer than two pages
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Business Administration - Professional Path, MBA
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

MBA Professional Path applicants need to submit a a personal statement. Applicants also need to indicate whether they are pursing the degree online only, or whether some classes will be taken in person.

Since our application form does not have a section to indicate this, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

Business Administration: Professional Path, Classroom and Online mix

Business Administration: Professional Path, 100% Online

 If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

STEP 2: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to MBA@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to MBA@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your reason for pursuing an MBA degree
  • Explain the impact your MBA degree will have on both your short- and long-term career goals
  • Describe the value you will bring to the classroom
  • Your essay should be single spaced and no longer than two pages
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Business Administration Certificate: Business Skills

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to MBA@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to MBA@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe the reasons behind your decision to pursue this certificate, your short-term and long-term career goals, and what you believe you will bring to the classroom
  • Maximum length of 1,000 words

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Business Administration Certificate: Data Analytics

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to MBA@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to MBA@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe the reasons behind your decision to pursue this certificate, your short-term and long-term career goals, and what you believe you will bring to the classroom
  • Maximum length of 1,000 words

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Cybersecurity, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Cybersecurity applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to indicate their program emphasis and provide references for us to contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Cybersecurity: Cyber Response (100% online)

Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics (100% online)

Cybersecurity: Governance & Leadership (100% online)

Cybersecurity: Security Architecture (100% online)

If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST TWO professional or academic references starting on the third line of your Essay response box

  • References may be academic or professional colleagues
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 4: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the cybersecurity field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Data Science, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that Data Science is a 100% online programs. 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

Applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for two letters of recommendation. Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST TWO references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • References should be academic or professional colleagues
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 3: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the data science field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Data Science Certificate
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for two letters of recommendation. Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide reference information in the Essay response box of your application.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST TWO references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • References should be academic or professional colleagues
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 3: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box.

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the data science field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Educational Leadership & Policy, Ed.D.
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Educational Leadership & Policy applicants need to submit a a personal statement. Applicants also need to indicate their program emphasis and any additional certificates or licensures they are pursing. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for three letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste this program emphasis as the first line in your Essay response box:

 Educational Leadership & Policy: Superintendency (Ed.D.)

STEP 2:  Copy and paste ALL of these certificates and licensures you are pursuing, starting on the second line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursing any certificates/licensures at this time.

Certificates:

Athletics Leadership & Sports Management Certificate

Leadership in Post-Secondary, Technical, and Adult Education

Leadership for Social Justice

Licensures:

Director of Instruction Licensure

Principal Licensure

Library Media Specialist Licensure

STEP 3: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the next line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 4: Enter the name and email address of at least three references in the next lines of your Essay response box:

  • One reference must be from a school superintendent
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:

My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.

  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:

I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 5: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you will email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Be up to 1,000 words long describing your educational philosophy and the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Educational Leadership & Policy, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Educational Leadership & Policy applicants need to submit a a personal statement. Applicants also need to indicate their program emphasis and any additional certificates or licensures they are pursing. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for three letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Educational Leadership & Policy: General (MS)

Educational Leadership & Policy: Library Science (MS)

STEP 2:  Copy and paste ALL of these certificates and licensures you are pursuing starting on the second line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursuing any certificates/licensures at this time.

Certificates:

Athletics Leadership & Sports Management Certificate

Leadership in Post-Secondary, Technical, and Adult Education

Leadership for Social Justice

Licensures:

Director of Instruction License

Principal License

Library Media Specialist License

STEP 3: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements in the next line in your Essay response box:

I am not part of an off-campus student cohort.

I am part of the following off-campus student cohort: type the cohort name here.

STEP 4: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements in the next line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 5: Email the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:

My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.

  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:

I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 6: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box.

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this degree
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: Athletic Leadership & Sports Management
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Athletic Leadership & Sports Management applicants need to submit a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for two letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

1. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

2. Enter the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references in the second line of your Essay response box.

  • If you uploaded a resume with reference information, add a note to direct us to your resume for reference information
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application
  • If you submit your application without references, email reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

3.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this certificate
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: Direction of Instruction, Administrative License
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Director of Instruction applicants need to submit a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references whom the Graduate Studies Office will contact. Two letters of recommendation are needed.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

1. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

2. Enter the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references in the second line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:

My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.

  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:

I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

3. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements in the third line in your Essay response box:

I am not part of an off-campus student cohort.

I am part of the following off-campus student cohort: type the cohort name here.

4.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this license
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: Leadership for Social Justice
 
 
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Leadership for Social Justice applicants need to submit a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for two letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

1. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

2. Enter the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references in the second line of your Essay response box.

  • If you uploaded a resume with reference information, add a note to direct us to your resume for reference information
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application
  • If you submit your application without references, email reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

3.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box.

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this certificate
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: PK-12 Principal, Administrative License
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

PK-12 Principal applicants need to submit a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references whom the Graduate Studies Office will contact. Two letters of recommendation are needed.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

1. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

2. Enter the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references in the second line of your Essay response box.

  • If you uploaded a resume with reference information, add a note to direct us to your resume for reference information
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application
  • If you submit your application without references, email reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

3. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements in the third line in your Essay response box:

I am not part of an off-campus student cohort.

I am part of the following off-campus student cohort: type the cohort name here.

4.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this license
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: Post-baccalaureate Library Media Specialist
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Post-baccalaureate Library Media Specialist certificate applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

Also, your application is free. Please skip the Payment portion of this application. If you do pay for the application, your application fee will be refunded.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Certificate: Leadership for Post-secondary, Technical and Adult Education (PTAE)
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

PTAE applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references for us to contact for two letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

1. Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

2. Enter the name and email address of AT LEAST TWO references in the second line of your Essay response box

  • If you uploaded a resume with reference information, add a note to direct us to your resume for reference information
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application
  • If you submit your application without references, email reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

3.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are pursuing this certificate
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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English, MA
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

English applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references and indicate any additional certificates they are pursing.

Since our application form does not have Certificate or Reference sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation. We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required.
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste the certificates you are pursuing as the first line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursuing any certificates at this time.

Creative Writing Certificate

New Literatures Certificate

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST THREE references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 4: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Outline your academic preparation to study English at the graduate level, your interest in this particular certificate / program, your educational and/or professional goals, and/or ways that your previous experience contributed to your decision to apply for the program
  • Your essay should be up to 1,250 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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English Certificate: Creative Writing
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1.  Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Explain why you are seeking admission to the certificate program
  • Your essay should be 250-500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Human Services Leadership, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

 If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that Human Services Leadership is a 100% online programs. 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

Human Services Leadership applicants need to submit a personal statement. Applicants also need to indicate any additional certificates or licensures they are pursing.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these statements on the first line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursing any certificates at this time.

Human Services Leadership: Graduate Advanced Certificate

STEP 2: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your motivation to pursue this degree and what you will bring to your profession
  • Your essay should be up to 500 words long
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Information Technology Management, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

 If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that Information Technology Management is a 100% online programs. 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

Information Technology Management applicants need to submit a a personal statement. In addition, applicants need to provide references whom we will contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all reference letters in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST TWO professional or academic references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • Provide professional or academic references who can assess your ability to succeed in a graduate program
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 3: Submit your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Describe your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology field
  • Your essay should be up to 1,000 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Literacy and Language, MSE
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Literacy and Language applicants need to submit a brief personal statement. Applicants also need to indicate their program emphasis, additional certificates or licensures they are pursuing, and provide references we will contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or References sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ALL of the certificates that you’re also pursuing, starting on the first line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursuing any certificates at this time.

Bilingual Reading Teacher License

Disciplinary Literacy

Educational Coaching

Literacy Coaching

Reading Teacher License

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements starting on the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for at least three references starting on the third line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

STEP 4:  Enter your personal statement starting on the fourth line of your Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Literacy: Graduate Achievement Program (GAP)
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Literacy Certificate: Bilingual Reading Teacher License
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Literacy Certificate: Disciplinary Literacy
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Literacy Certificate: Educational Coaching
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Literacy Certificate: Literary Coaching
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Provide the name and email address for at least ONE reference (preferably from a supervisor) starting on the first line of your Essay response box.

  • We prefer a reference from a supervisor
  • If your uploaded resume contains references you’d like us to contact, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains my reference’s name and email address.
  • You may submit your application without reference name and email but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from the application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least one reference name and email address to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

2. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

Your personal statement may be submitted in the Essay box in your application (preferred) or emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

If you will email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Otherwise, enter your personal statement in the Essay response box. Your statement should:

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Literacy Certificate: Reading Teacher License
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Mathematics Education, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Mathematics Education applicants do not need to submit a personal statement. However, applicants need to provide references we will contact for letters of recommendation.

Since our application form does not have a Reference section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all reference letters in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the first line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 2: Provide the name and email address for at least two references starting on the second line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least two reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least two reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Nursing, DNP
Please Read and Follow these Instructions Carefully

Nursing applicants do not need to submit a a personal statement in the online application Essay box.

Instead, we would like you to specify which DNP nursing program you are applying for and whether you’re applying as a full-time or part-time student.

Also, our online application allowed you to select either Summer or Fall admission. Each Nursing DNP program only has one admission term each year. The correct start term is listed below. If you selected a different start term, we will use the start term below.

Please copy and paste ONE of the following programs in your Essay response box:

Nursing: BSN to DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall admission only) – Full-Time Student

Nursing: BSN to DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall admission only) – Part-Time Student

Nursing: BSN to DNP, Nurse Anesthesia (Summer admission only) – Full-Time Student Only

Nursing: Master’s to DNP (Summer admission only) – Part-Time Student Only

Nursing: MSN to DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (Summer admission only) – Full-Time Student

Nursing: MSN to DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner (Summer admission only) – Part-Time Student

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Nursing, MSN
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Nursing applicants do not need to submit a a personal statement.

Instead, we would like you to specify which MSN nursing program you are applying for and whether you’re applying as a full-time or part-time student.

Please copy and paste ONE of these program emphases in your Essay response box:

Nursing: MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (100% online) – Full-Time Student

Nursing: MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (100% online) – Part-Time Student

Nursing: MSN Nurse Educator (100% online) – Full-Time Student

Nursing: MSN Nurse Educator (100% online) – Part-Time Student

 If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Nursing Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader

Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader certificate applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Nursing Certificate: Nurse Educator
Nursing Nurse Educator certificate applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Professional Counseling, MSE
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Professional Counseling applicants need to submit a a personal statement as part of a supplemental application. Do not include your personal statement in the Essay box on your application.

Applicants need to indicate their program emphasis. Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Professional Counseling: Clinical Mental Health

Professional Counseling: School Counselor

Professional Counseling: Student Affairs and College Counseling

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Psychology, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Psychology applicants need to submit a personal statement. You may submit the essay in one of the following ways:

  • Submitted in the Essay box in your application
  • Emailed separately to GradSchool@uwosh.edu

Your personal statement should:

  • Describe your reasons for wanting to attend UW Oshkosh and your areas of research interest. If you know of a particular faculty member in the department with whom you would like to work with, please indicate as such and briefly explain your reasoning. Of particular interest are details about your research experience, including class projects, presentations, etc.
  • Your essay should be typed and between 1,000 – 1,500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

If you email a separate document, copy and paste the following statement into your Essay response box:

I will email my personal statement to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Public Administration, MPA
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Public Administration applicants need to submit a a personal statement separately from the application. Applicants also need to indicate their program emphasis, any additional certificates or licensures they are pursing, and three references.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Public Administration – Fire and Emergency Administration and Management (100% Online)

Public Administration – General Public Administration (Hybrid)

Public Administration – General Public Administration (100% Online)

Public Administration – Health Agency Administration (Hybrid)

Public Administration – Health Agency Administration (100% Online)

Public Administration – Nonprofit Management and Leadership (Hybrid)

Public Administration – Nonprofit Management and Leadership (100% Online)

If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

STEP 2:  Copy and paste ONE of these certificates you are pursuing, starting on the second line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursing any certificates at this time.

Health Care Management Certificate

STEP 3: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements starting on the third line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 4: Provide the name and email address for AT LEAST THREE references starting on the fourth line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Public Administration Certificate: Healthcare Management
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully
1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box
  • Explain why you are seeking admission to the graduate HCM Certificate program
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Social Work, MSW
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Social work applicants submit a personal essay as part of a supplemental application, so do not submit your personal essay in the Essay response box of your application.

Applicants need to provide three references, and indicate their program emphasis. Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis or Reference sections, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

Please note:

  • We will contact your references and request their recommendations
  • We include all letters of recommendation in your application packet if we receive more letters than required
  • You have the option to retain or waive your right to inspect these letters upon request (see below)

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Social Work: Health Care Practice

Social Work: Mental Health Care Practice

STEP 2: Copy and paste ONE of these two statements as the second line in your Essay response box:

retain the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

waive the right to review letters of recommendation in my file.

STEP 3: Provide the name and email address for at least three references starting on the third line of your Essay response box

  • We need specific references:
    • One academic reference; if you have been out of school more than 8 years, provide a work supervisor
    • One work or volunteer reference
    • One professional reference
  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Special Education and Early Childhood, MSE
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Special Education and Early Childhood applicants do not need to submit a a personal statement. However, applicants need to indicate any additional certificates or licenses they are pursing.

Since our application form does not have an Additional Certificates / Licenses section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below.

STEP 1:  Copy and paste all of the certificates and licenses you are pursuing, starting on the first line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursing any certificates/licenses at this time.

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Certificate

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services License

K thru 12 Special Education Accelerated License

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Special Education Certificate: American Sign Language & Deaf Culture
 
Special Education Sign Language & Deaf Culture certificate applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Special Education Certificate: Director of Special Education / Pupil Services License
 
Special Education Director of Special Education/Pupil Services certificate (license) applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Special Education Certificate: K-12 Accelerated License
 
 
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully 
Special Education K-12 Accelerated License applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Sustainable Management, MS
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

If you are an international applicant interested in studying as an F-1 student, be aware that Sustainable Management is a 100% online programs. 100% online programs do not qualify you to obtain an F-1 visa.

UWO does not require applicants to submit a personal statement or recommendations.

Your Essay response box may be left blank.

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Sustainability and Well Being Certificate

UWO does not require applicants to submit a personal statement or recommendations.

Your Essay response box may be left blank.

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Teaching & Learning, MSE
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

Teaching & Learning applicants do not need to submit a a personal statement. However, applicants need to indicate their program emphasis and any additional certificates or licensures they are pursing.

Since our application form does not have Program Emphasis section, please provide this information in the Essay response box of your application as explained below. 

STEP 1:  Copy and paste ONE of these program emphases as the first line in your Essay response box:

Teaching & Learning: ESL/Bilingual Education (Spanish/English or Hmong/English)

Teaching & Learning: Elementary Education (Individually Designed Program)

Teaching & Learning: English as a Second Language (ESL)

Teaching & Learning: MSE Teaching & Learning (HLC Accreditation Pathway)

Teaching & Learning: Math Intervention

Teaching & Learning: Secondary Education (Individually Designed Program)

Teaching & Learning: UWO / CESA 3 Cohort (HLC Accreditation Pathway)

STEP 2:  Copy and paste one of these statements in the next line in your Essay response box:

I am part of the following cohort: _________________
OR
My cohort coordinator’s name is: _________________
OR
I am not part of a cohort.

STEP 3:  Copy and paste all of these certificates and licenses you are pursuing, starting on the next line in your Essay response box:

I am not pursing any certificates/licenses at this time.

Classroom Assessment Certificate

Disciplinary Literacy Certificate

STEP 4: Provide the name and email address for at least three references starting on the next line of your Essay response box

  • If your uploaded resume contains your references, copy and paste this sentence in your Essay response box:  My uploaded resume contains at least three reference names and email addresses.
  • You may submit your application without reference names and emails but your references will be contacted more quickly if you include information in your application. If you want to submit references separate from my application, copy and paste this sentence:  I will email at least three reference names and email addresses to GradSchool@uwosh.edu.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

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Teaching & Learning Certificate: Classroom Assessment
Applicants may skip the Essay and leave the Essay response box blank.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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Teaching & Learning Certificate: Disciplinary Literacy
Please Read and Follow all these Instructions Carefully

1. Enter your personal statement in the Essay response box

  • Provide a brief statement of your goals for graduate studies
  • Your essay should be between 200 and 500 words
  • Be sure to proofread your statement. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are evaluated.

Your Essay response box is now complete.

International applicants: we are not able to admit you to a certificate only program. Click here for UWO programs that admit international applicants.

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