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Transnational Human Services Leadership

Thank you for your interest in the UW Oshkosh MS in Transnational Human Services Leadership.  The following are instructions, links and requirements to be considered for admission. All paper application materials should be sent or e-mailed to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Note:  There are states in which the MS in Transnational Human Services Leadership cannot be offered because appropriate intra-state participation agreements are not yet in place.  Information about the states is maintained by the University's Provost Office.  Please check the Provost's web site periodically for the current list of states and other information about the delivery of on-line programs out of state.


ADMISSION DEADLINE (all applicants)

Rolling admission is offered.  This means you may apply at anytime.  You have the option to begin the next available semester or a future semester.  Admission is available for the spring, summer and fall semesters.  During the application process you'll be asked to identify the semester you would like to begin.


  • Complete the online application for admission.

  • Provide the following materials and information.  Send or e-mail to the UW Oshkosh Office of Graduate Studies:

>  A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university/college.  International applicants see requirements below.
>  A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or better.
>  A 500 word personal statement on the electronic application addressing either of these questions: 1) What are your personal, professional, and learning goals and how might the master's degree Transnational Human Services Leadership help you achieve these goals? AND 2) Describe a single work experience, which has had a significant impact on how you think about yourself and Human Services Leadership.
>  Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate course work from regionally-accredited university(ies)/college(s).  Unsealed or copied transcripts submitted by the applicant are not considered official.  The Graduate Studies office will notify you if additional transcripts are needed to verify all undergraduate course work.  International applicants see requirements below
>  Official degree conferral transcript(s) from regionally accredited university(ies)/college(s).  Unsealed or copied degree conferral transcripts supplied by the applicant are not considered official.  International applicants see requirements below.
>  Pay $56 application fee (non-waivable, non-refundable).  This fee is paid by credit card during the on-line application process. 

Please have all transcripts, marksheets and other materials sent directly to:
UW Oskosh Graduate Studies
800 Algoma Blvd., Dempsey Hall 337
Oshkosh WI  54901

INTERNATIONAL applicants (ADMISSION/application requirements)

In addition to the requirements outlined above, applicants who would otherwise be an F-1 visa status student if attending on-campus, need to fulfill the additional requirements listed below.  Note that if you are already an F-1 student at another institution in the United States, this program is not recognized for F-1 study because all course work is on-line.

Evidence of English Proficiency 

  • An official TOEFL score (minimum 550 paper-based or 79–80 internet-based) or IELTS overall band score (minimum 7.0) OR;

  • Completion of the WESLI program (Madison, WI) at the 700 level with a B average or better and a WESLI recommendation for graduate studies; OR;

  • Completion of the MESLS program (Madison, WI) at the advanced curriculum level (302 level courses in oral communication skills, reading and writing, and grammar) with at least an AB grade average; OR;

  • Attended a U.S. college or university continuously for more than one year within the past three years OR;

  • Completed a U.S. undergraduate degree OR;

  • Received an undergraduate degree from a foreign institution where English is the language of instruction for both degree and non-degree courses (proficiency subject to corroboration with other evidence of English langage skills) OR;

  • Resided in the U.S. for more than one year without being a student.

NOTE:  The University and the Transnational Human Services Leadership program reserve the right to further verify English proficiency in addition to TOEFL or IELTS scores, if in their assessment of an applicant's admissibility to a program, they believe an applicant may not meet or must further demonstrate English proficiency to succeed in graduate studies.

A course-by-course credential evaluator report (grades, credits and degree assessment) of foreign undergraduate academic records used for admission is required. Go to the NACES website to find an appropriate evaluator.

Academic Credential Materials

  • Official/attested version of all undergraduate and post-undergraduate transcripts/mark sheets including degree diploma or certificate. If an applicant is or was a UW Oshkosh graduate or undergraduate student, he/she does not need to provide an official UW Oshkosh transcript.
  • Certified English translation of all native language transcripts/mark sheets diplomas and degree certificates submitted for admission.  This translation is not required if the credential evaluation has already translated academic record information for purposes of issuing an evaluation report.  Visit the American Translators Association website to find a certified translator. 


NOTE: All applications and documents submitted become the property of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Office of Graduate Studies.  These documents are not returned to the applicant/student regardless of admission or enrollment. Notarized/attested copies of original foreign transcripts are acceptable for issuing an admission decision however, if admitted, the student must present the original document for visual inspection of authenticity.