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How to Apply

Admission to the Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program is determined by an assessment of the candidate's academic qualifications, work experience and interest in the field.

Key Dates

Program applications considered
January 1 – July 1, 2015

Scholarship applications due
June 1, 2015 for priority consideration. Scholarship applications accepted as long as funds remain.

Classes begin 
July 25, 2015

Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (any major)
    • Certificate-seeking students must send official transcripts demonstrating completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited post-secondary institution to:
       Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies
      1255 Deming Way
      Madison, WI 53717
    • Students seeking the Master's degree must provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institutions.
  • Graduate application with $30 fee
  • Admission interview
    • Each applicant must participate in an interview conducted by the Academic Program Director of the Sustainability Leadership Program.
    • This interview may be done in person or over the telephone.
    • At the Director’s discretion, this interview may occur before the completed application is received.
    • Contact Us to request an interview.
  • Essay (For Community Fellowship applicants, click here for alternate essay instructions on page 2.)
    • In 2–3 pages, address the following questions:
      • What do you bring to the Sustainability Leadership Program?
      • What do you hope to take from it?
    • Include your full name, email address and telephone number.
    • Submit your essay as an email attachment to gps@edgewood.edu.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a college or university professor, supervisor, and/or professional colleague who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the Sustainability Leadership program. Additional guidelines for submitting letters of recommendation may be found here.

In compliance with federal regulation, Edgewood College must disclose certain data regarding non-degree academic certificate programs, including program cost, time required to complete the certificate program, and certain employment information for those completing the program. This information can be found on the following pages: