Admissions and Aid

Application Requirements

Applying to the PhD, MS Research, or the School Psychology Educational Specialist Program (EdS)
If you have questions while completing the admissions process, please contact Amy Moschkau, the Department of Educational Psychology’s Graduate Admission Coordinator at edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu.

Applying to the Learning Analytics Master’s Program (LAMP)
If you have questions while completing the admissions process, please contact Julia Rutledge, the program director at jrutledge@wisc.edu.

Applying to the Master’s of Science for Professional Educators Program (MSPE)
If you have questions while completing the admissions process, please contact Lisa Hebgen, the program director at lmhebgen@wisc.edu.

UW–Madison Graduate School’s Online Application

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Program Start: Fall 2022 Term

PhD and MS Research applicants are required to upload the following items to the online application:

Statement of Purpose
This statement is essential for faculty to gain insight into your academic, research, and career goals. Your statement should include:

Please see more information below from the UW–Madison Graduate School on writing your Statement of Purpose.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Include a comprehensive listing of academic awards, teaching, and research experience.

Supplemental Application
All applicants must complete the Supplemental Application included in the online Graduate School application. You will be required to choose the area of the department you wish to study in (Human Development, Learning Sciences, Quantitative Methods, or School Psychology) and are strongly urged to identify a faculty member(s) you want to be your faculty advisor.

All School Psychology PhD applicants must complete the questionnaire for individuals who will participate in student teaching or intern/practicum programs.

Letters of Recommendation
We require recommendations from three qualified candidates to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence. Please see the online application for instructions on how to have letters of recommendation submitted electronically. If a recommender is unable to submit their letter electronically, they may send it directly to edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
For individuals entering the program in Fall 2022, the GRE will be optional. However, the GRE may be required in future years.

Transcripts
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required for admission. After you are recommended for admission by the department, the Graduate School will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcript(s).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Program Start: Fall 2022 Term

School Psychology EdS applicants are required to upload the following items to the online application:

Application Statement
This statement should be no more than three pages, single-spaced, and answer the following questions:

  • How have your personal and professional life experiences shaped your decision to pursue an EdS in school psychology?
  • What do you view as the most critical issues in our schools that you hope to address as a school psychologist?
  • What are your reasons for seeking entrance into the school psychology program at UW–Madison?

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Include a comprehensive listing of academic awards, teaching, and research experience.

Supplemental Application
All School Psychology EdS applicants must complete the questionnaire for individuals who will participate in student teaching or intern/practicum programs.

Letters of Recommendation
We require recommendations from three qualified candidates to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence. Please see the online application for instructions on how to have letters of recommendation submitted electronically. If a recommender is unable to submit their letter electronically, they may send it directly to edpsych-gss@education.wisc.edu.

Transcripts
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required for admission. After you are recommended for admission by the department, the Graduate School will contact you with instructions on how to submit your official transcript(s).

UPDATE – Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
For individuals applying for the program for Fall 2022 and after, the GRE will not be required.

For detailed admissions information, please visit the program website: https://learninganalytics.education.wisc.edu/application-information/

Admissions type: Rolling
Application deadline: May 1, 2022
Program start: June 2022

For detailed admissions information, please visit the program website: https://mspe.education.wisc.edu/admissions/

Admissions type: Rolling
Application deadline: May 1, 2022
Program start: June 2022