Thank you for your interest in UWM’s Administrative Leadership program!

Application Steps

1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School

Complete the UWM Graduate School Online Application.

The Master’s Degree Application Checklist (PDF) may be a helpful resource. For more information on international admissions, please visit the Center for International Education.

Read the instructions carefully and complete the forms accurately. On your application, please be sure to indicate which concentration you are applying for:

  • Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration
  • Educational Administration and Supervision

You can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions in the Administrative Leadership Master’s Degree Program Information FAQ (PDF). If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact our Graduate program Admissions Specialist Allison Hochmuth at hochmuth@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4599, or contact the Graduate School.

2. Wait for Your Admissions Decision

After you submit your application, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School who will evaluate your application for their minimum requirements for admission. You will receive a series of automatic emails about the status of your application as it moves through this process. The Administrative Leadership Department will also review your application to determine fit with the program. After the department makes its recommendation, the Graduate School will finalize the admittance and send you an official letter with your admission decision.

At this time, applicants who are admitted by the Graduate School will be able to log into the application and accept the offer of admission. An official acceptance letter will also be sent in the mail including ePanther account activation and registration procedures.

3. Plan Your Program

If you are admitted to UWM, the Admissions Specialist will also send you a welcome email with your advisor assignment. Your faculty advisor will help you plan your program, and you should contact him or her as soon as possible after admission. You should let your advisor know the courses for which you enroll each semester; any changes in an approved program must have advisor approval. We are happy to answer any questions about your professional objectives and studies at UWM.

4. Be Aware of Program Completion Time Limits

Master’s degree programs must be completed within seven years of admission. For full-time students, it’s possible to complete master’s degree requirements in one academic year, plus one or two summers. Part-time students are likely to need three to five years to complete degree requirements, depending on whether or not they attend summer sessions.

5. Complete A Master’s Capstone Project

The Graduate School requires all master’s degree students to complete a capstone requirement. The capstone requirement for this program is an electronic portfolio. The e-Portfolio demonstrates whether you’re able to apply knowledge, understandings and concepts from your graduate studies to questions, situations or problems of an administrative nature. Learn more about the electronic portfolio.

6. Note Departmental Grade Requirements

Students who receive a grade of “C” or below in any departmental course, or a “B -” in two departmental courses, may be dropped from the program.

Additional Resources

For other campus Tuition & Aid information, visit the UWM OneStop Finanical Aid  and Cost & Financial Aid webpages.