Deadlines and Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines:

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 Domestic student
 International Student Decision Notification
 Early action deadline  December 1  December 1  January 30
Accepting Regular application ​  December 2 -July 1  December 2 –March 31  On a rolling basis *
 Final application deadline  July 1**  March 31 ***  July 15 for domestic students; April 20 for international students


* Typically within 30 days after applications are complete (except in December).
** If you are a domestic ​applicant, and you submit your application after May 1st, please ​notify the Program Director, Dr. Weijia Li ​for accelerating the review process.
*** If you are an international ​applicant, and you submit your application after March 1st, please ​notify the Program Director, Dr. Weijia Li ​for accelerating the review process, so you ​can have enough time to apply for​ student visa.

Admission Requirements:

  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • bachelor’s degree in any field is required.
  • GRE scores are not required.
  • For international applicants: The Graduate School currently accepts test results from TOEFL iBTIELTS, and IELTS Indicator to fulfill the English proficiency requirement. Beginning with spring 2025 admit term applicants, the Graduate School will accept English proficiency test scores from the Duolingo English Test.You must submit your scores following the directions below:
    • TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically via ETS. Our institution code is 1846.
    • IELTS scores can be submitted electronically or by mail via IELTS. To send electronically, select our account name UW-Madison Graduate School. To send by mail, use the following address:
      UW-Madison Graduate School, Office of Admissions
      232 Bascom Hall
      500 Lincoln Drive
      Madison, WI 53706
    • Duolingo English Test (starting spring 2025 admit term) scores must be submitted electronically via Duolingo to University of Wisconsin – Madison – Graduate Admissions.
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  • Click here to see Graduate School Admission Requirement
  • Click here to see additional admission requirements for international students