Admissions

Applicants for the Rhetorical Leadership Program must have completed a bachelor's degree (in any field) prior to admission, must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average, and should declare their intent to pursue the certificate/concentration before completion of six credits in the Rhetorical Leadership sequence.

Applicants not already admitted to the Graduate School must file a non-degree application with Graduate Student Services and should follow the below instructions for Certificate Admissions. Students already admitted to the Graduate School to pursue a Communication MA or PhD should follow the directions below under Concentration Admissions or contact the Director of Rhetorical Leadership. Students already admitted to the Graduate School to pursue a degree other than Communication should follow steps 3 – 5 under Certificate Admissions or contact the Director of Rhetorical Leadership.

Certificate Admissions

  • Complete the Graduate non-degree admission application from UWM's Graduate School
  • Submit the Graduate non-degree admission application and its fee to UWM's Graduate School
  • Note: It takes several days to process this form before you can register for classes.
  • Complete the two-page RL application form. Word doc
  • Submit the RL application form and an official copy of your undergraduate transcript showing proof of graduation and undergraduate grade point average to:
Director of Rhetorical Leadership Program
Communication Department
P.O. Box 413
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
  • Enroll in Rhetorical Leadership courses for the semester.

Concentration Admissions

Director of Rhetorical Leadership Program
Communication Department
P.O. Box 413
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
  • The official copy of your undergraduate transcript in your graduate admission file will serve for the RL application, too.
  • Enroll in Rhetorical Leadership courses for the semester.

Ripon College Connection Admissions

See Ripon College Connection Admissions