Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability: ​Admissions Process

Admissions for Cohort II - Closed

Admissions for Cohort III - Coming Soon!

Admissions is a multi-step process:
  1. Apply to the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability at UW-Stevens Point. This is completed through the UW System website. Once your completed application (including all official post-secondary transcripts) is received by our Admissions Office, you will receive notice from the director of admissions stating your application has been received and will be forwarded to the School of Education. There is a $56 fee for the application. 
  2. A master's degree is required by the time you begin orientation. All official post-secondary transcripts are required. These are sent directly to the Admissions Office after you have completed the application.
  3. Send the following information to the School of Education Graduate Office:
    1. Please complete a letter of intent to the program in response to the following questions:
      • Admission Assignment. In a 1200-1500 word letter of intent, please address the following questions:
        1. Explain your understanding of sustainability and how is education related to this understanding?
        2. Given the challenges we face in the world related to sustainability, choose one problem you foresee yourself studying, researching or acting on in this degree program?
        3. Describe your readiness for active participation in doctoral studies especially related to time-management, in a hybrid online, cohort-based learning environment.
  4. Submit a current resume or curriculum vita (CV).
  5. Submit name, phone, and e-mail address of THREE references who can speak to your capabilities as a doctoral student.
  6. Any optional supporting documentation you would like to submit including GRE scores, statement of relevant/equivalent work experience, professional work samples.
Please forward all admissions materials (other than the UW System Application) all at the same time as one packet, electronically to cscheder@uwsp.edu. PDFs are preferred. The deadline for admissions is Feb. 2, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admissions for Cohort II after the Feb .2, 2018 deadline. If you are missing information, you will receive a notice from our office. You MAY submit all items other than the UW System Application (which will include all official transcripts) to cscheder@uwsp.edu at any time between now and Feb. 2, 2018.

Short-Term Residency Requirement

The program is designed with an annual short-term residency on the UW-Stevens Point campus. All students in the doctoral program are required to attend. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis and only for extenuating circumstances. Cohort II, Year I residency (doctoral orientation) will take place on June 18-22, 2018. Once you are admitted to the program we will forward a specific itinerary and information on where you can stay and travel to UWSP.

Cohort II Timeline

This is an anticipated timeline and can be subject to change.

Admissions opensAug. 1, 2017
Admissions closes   
Feb. 2, 2018
Admissions Committee ReviewFeb. 2-March 30, 2018
Student Notification of Admissions DecisionWeek of April 2, 2018 (via e-mail and US Mail)
Student Admittance Acceptance (signed acceptance)April 13, 2018
Student Waitlist Admissions NotificationWeek of April 16, 2018
Student Waitlist Admissions Acceptance
April 30, 2018
Cohort II Student Orientation (Required Limited Residency)June 18-22, 2018
Cohort II Classes BeginJune 25, 2018

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