Becoming a Phoenix Starts Now

Problem-focused interdisciplinary educational experiences are the hallmark of graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Graduate students receive comprehensive academic advising and are guided by dedicated, caring, and highly qualified faculty.

Learn about our admissions requirements, how we review applications and how you can get started. This is your step-by-step guide to applying to UW-Green Bay. We are here to walk through this process with you.

Are you an international student? Learn more about applying.

Prepare to Apply

We encourage you to reach out to an advisor, usually the chair of your intended program. Each chair is highly knowledgeable about their programs and can offer a plethora of advice on program fit, program options, and career potential. 
Each individual graduate program may have additional pre-requisite requirements and additional steps to apply. 
Please visit the program's admission page for more details. 

When applying UW-Green Bay's graduate school, you will need: 

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution 
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • UW System application form (
  • $56.00 application fee*
  • Each program has their own reference request, please visit the program's website for more details
  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities previously attended: Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at directly from the institution that issued the transcript.
    •  If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay retains the right to request additional official transcripts from all/or additional postsecondary institutions of higher learning attended by an applicant.
  • International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
*UW-Green Bay will pay the graduate school application fee for McNair Scholars To receive this benefit, request an application fee payment form from your undergraduate McNair Scholars contact or download a copy.

If you are a McNair Scholar, when completing the UW System application, simply skip the application fee payment section.  Completed fee forms should be emailed directly to UW-Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies Graduate or mailed to 2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311.  Once we receive your form, your application will be updated in our system to confirm the payment requirement has been completed.

Please visit the program's page for full details on how to apply: 

Applied Biotechnology

Environmental Science and Policy

Nursing Leadership and Management

Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning

Executive Impact MBA

Nutrition and Integrated Health: This program will be launching in Fall of 2021. 

Athletic Training

First Nations Education Doctorate

Social Work


Health & Wellness Management

Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Data Science


Sustainable Management

Graduate courses for personal/professional enrichment and certificates: Graduate Special

This is the non-degree seeking admission process. The special student classification is reserved for those students who want to take courses for credit but are not currently working toward a degree at UW-Green Bay or are looking to complete a graduate certificate.* 
You Will Need:

  • When applying, choose "a few courses" to choose your program as "Graduate Special" on the application. 
  • If you are looking to complete a graduate certificate, you must provide your official transcripts showing your bachelors' degree has been conferred.*