How to Apply

All applicants must provide:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two writing samples, which can include those created for academic or job-related projects
  • A one-page statement of purpose explaining your interest in studying at UWM

If you’re also applying for a graduate teaching position, you’ll have to provide:

  • An additional 10-20 page academic writing sample
  • A one-page teaching statement

Additionally, at least one of your letters of recommendation should speak to your teaching experience or potential teaching ability.

Application Instructions

Panthera, the Graduate School’s online application system, will collect information about your educational background, transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, writing samples, application fee, and an application for a teaching assistantship, if you choose to apply for one.

International applicants also need to follow the application requirement guidelines of UWM’s Center for International Education.

When you request a letter of recommendation, your recommender receives an email with a link to upload his or her letter directly to UWM.

If you feel you might qualify for an Advanced Opportunity Fellowship and plan to apply for one that would begin in the 2017-2018 academic year, please contact the plan coordinator by November 15.

To begin your application, choose the “Apply Now” button below your degree and program of interest.

UWM Panthera Graduate Admission Application

  • Application Form
  • Reason Statement
    Also called a “Personal Statement,” it should be a substantive outline of your research interests, qualifications, and plans for graduate study.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    Upload unofficial transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. If accepted, you will be required to submit official transcripts in order to enroll.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample(s)
    Follow the instructions in each concentration’s application regarding writing samples. If you are applying for a Teaching Assistantship your program may require an additional writing sample.
  • GRE Scores
    Report your scores using these codes: Institution code: R1473. Program code: 2501. Choose the Graduate Institution (GI) option.
  • Application Fee

Additional Information

Visit the admissions page for more information.

If you have additional questions about the admissions process, email the Graduate Studies Program Associate, Alessandra Gillen or Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Scott Graham.