Admissions

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
School of Education
UW-Madison
Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall, Rm. 431B
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/263.5860
Fax: 608/262.8108

Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Admissions

Undergraduate Program Admissions


Rehabilitation psychology


Complete Application Information


Deadlines
March 1 for the following fall
November 1
for the following spring

 special education


Deadline: February 1

Application Period: October 1 to February 1

Professional program applications are available online only during this application period.

Complete Application Information for Special Education Programs
B.S. Special Education Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence and Early Adolescence-Adolescence

B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education Dual Certification Program

Graduate Program Admissions


Rehabilitation Psychology

 

Complete Application Information

Graduate Program Application Deadlines

M.S. and Ph.D. Programs

February 15 for summer or fall admission
October 15 for spring admission
Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to apply for fall admission

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Factors Considered in Admission

  • Academic performance in previous undergraduate (final 60 credits) and graduate study
  • Relevance of prior study
  • Professional employment history
  • Reasons for pursuing the degree
  • Letters of reference (minimum of three from former professors and supervisors),
  • Results of the Graduate Record Examination and/or the Miller Analogies Test
  • Personal interview (as requested)

The faculty is particularly interested in the recruitment of women, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Students beginning the Ph.D. program are admitted to “advanced graduate study.”

Formal admission to “doctoral study” occurs after the equivalent of one or two semesters of full time study in the program based on performance during advanced graduate study, completion of any master’s level deficiencies, a written plan for doctoral study, writing sample, and recommendations from three faculty members.

Admission to “doctoral candidacy” occurs after satisfactory completion of all required coursework and  all four parts of the Ph.D. preliminary examination. Upon admission to doctoral candidacy, the student is eligible to submit a formal proposal for the dissertation.

Special Education


Complete Application Information

Graduate Program Application Deadlines

December 1  M.S. - General Master's Track
Once a year admission for the following summer/fall

January 15 M.S. - Teacher Certification Track
Once a year admission for the following summer/fall
       
December 1 Ph.D. Program
Once a year admission for the following fall

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