Admission Process and Requirements
Applications deadlines for fall enrollment are April 1 and July 1. The application deadline for spring enrollment is October 1. Only complete application packets will be reviewed. A complete packet of materials includes:
Apply for graduate study at UW-Stevens Point by submitting a UWSP
Graduate Student Application
, application fee, and official transcripts to the
Graduate Admissions Office
is required for the master's degree programs.
The Office of Admissions at UWSP will send a copy of your application and official transcripts to HPHD. Upon receipt of these materials, the department will look for evidence of an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (based on a 4.0 scale). Probationary status may be granted for students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75.
The School of Health Promotion & Human Development does not conditionally admit international students for graduate study. International students should contact the
International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)
to apply for non-conditional graduate admission.
Complete the following for submission to the School of Health Promotion & Human Development (HPHD):
- A letter of intent detailing your background qualifications, professional development, educational and career goals, and how this program fits into your future professional plans. Please provide specific examples.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae detailing your professional post-baccalaureate work experience.
- For the GRE (Graduate Record Exam), there is no minimum score that determines admission. Applicants who have previously been successfully admitted to another master's program are not required to submit a GRE score; however transcripts will be reviewed to assess success in graduate level coursework and consideration of admission. Please request official GRE scores be sent to UWSP.
When submitting GRE scores:
- If applying to the
Community & Organizational Leadership program, use
department name "Family & Consumer Sciences" and major name "Human Development."
- If applying to the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems program, use
department name "Family & Consumer Sciences" and major name "Foods, Nutrition, & Wellness Studies."
letter of intent and resume to the School of Health Promotion & Human Development, UW-Stevens Point, 1901 Fourth Ave., CPS 101, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or
GRE Important Notes
- GRE scores need to be received by the application deadline, so do NOT plan to merely take the exam by the deadline; take it well in advance.
- It takes at least 2 weeks (sometimes longer) for scores to arrive on campus, so plan to take the GRE 1 month prior to the application deadline.
- Many students have taken a screen shot of their GRE scores and sent it to
HPHD@uwsp.edu along with their letter and CV to be sure we have some version of their GRE scores by the application deadline.
Graduate Special Status
If you wish to take graduate courses but do not wish to pursue a master’s degree at UW-Stevens Point, you may register as a student with graduate special status. To attend UW-Stevens Point as a student with graduate special status, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. You do not need to complete a formal application process. You will be granted graduate special status when you register for classes.
As a graduate special student you can enroll in graduate-level courses and receive graduate credit for teacher certification requirements or for personal enrichment. A maximum of 9 credits can apply toward a master’s degree provided they are approved by your adviser and fit within the seven-year time period.
If you decide to pursue a master’s degree, it is in your best interest to change your status to graduate regular as soon as possible.