Graduate Application Process

Application Process

We are pleased that you are interested in the graduate program in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please contact us with any questions that you have about the application process.

The online Graduate School application will provide you will all information you need to apply electronically to our department. Paper applications are no longer available.

Applications are received and evaluated on a continuing basis. Likewise, acceptable applicants are admitted on a continuing basis. Accepted graduate students may begin study at the start of any semester.

Documents Required By Our Department:

1. Personal Statement/Reasons for Graduate Study* Sample Outline

2. Three letters of recommendation. The process for letter of recommendation is explained here. Letters should be from faculty who are familiar with your academic abilities and goals. Letters from supervisors that provide a character reference are also acceptable. We will accept paper copies or the letters of recommendation if you are not able to use the electronic format.

3. Official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended. We only require one copy. (Do not send transcripts to the Graduate School. They should be sent to the address below.)

*If you complete the Statement of Purpose when you submit the electronic application, you do not need to send us another copy.

If documents are not submitted electronically, they should be sent to:

Graduate Coordinator
Department of Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

The Graduate School Checklist tells you what you must send directly to the Graduate School.

International students should apply as early as possible. If you are admitted, extra time will be needed to process visa documents.

Re-entry Procedures