How to Apply - International Students

International applicants are encouraged to visit the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education for additional information regarding applying to the Graduate School.

Step 1

Contact the Center for International Education (CIE).

  1. Visit http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE to begin your application. Follow the link to International Admissions.

Step 2

Apply to the Department of English.

  1. Use the Instructions and Form for International Applicants (Word 233k, PDF 206k)to complete the International student application.

  2. Ensure that you carefully follow the instructions on the above form for submitting materials to the Department of English.

  3. You can apply for a Teaching Assistantship on the Department of English admissions application (included on the Instructions for International Applicants Form above).


Application Deadlines

Applications must be completed by January 6 to be considered for admission in the following fall semester. All plans accept applications for fall entry. Plan G (Professional Writing) has a second deadline on April 1 for MA applicants who are not seeking teaching assistantships or fellowships. See the Department of English application form for more information.


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Application Tips

  • Complete and deliver your Graduate School and Department of English applications by the deadlines posted above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline and that all materials are sent to the proper recipients. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Complete your Graduate School application entirely online. It will save you time and it will facilitate processing.

  • Follow up on your Graduate School online application to ensure that it is complete and has been received by the Department of English.

  • Follow up with the Department of English to ensure that writing samples, letters of recommendation and Department application have been received.

  • If you are an International student, follow up with CIE and the Department of English to ensure that all materials submitted have been received.

  • Do not send materials requested by the Graduate School or CIE to the Department of English. Do not send materials requested by the Department of English to the Graduate School or to CIE.