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The application for 2022-2023 candidates is now open. Please follow the links below to submit an application. View application essay questions here: Project LEADSS Application Questions

EdS Candidates

Application Deadline: January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

MSW Candidates

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Application process

Step 1: Apply, Step 2: Interview, Step 3: Offer, Step 4: Accept


  1. Candidates submit application to Project LEADSS by the appropriate deadline
  2. Project faculty invite selected candidates for interviews
  3. Applicants informed of status of admission decisions
  4. Select applicants reply to an offer of admission

Application requirements

  • Applying to EdS or MSW programs
  • International students can only apply if planning to maintain long-term residency and employment in the U.S.

*Eligibility for the LEADSS candicacy is contigent upon acceptance into UW Madison grad program

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