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The applications for 2024-2025 EdS and MSW candidates are no longer available. View application essay questions here: Project LEADSS Application Questions.

EdS Candidates

*This application closed on January 15, 2024 at 5 p.m.

MSW Candidates

*This application closed on March 18, 2024 at 12 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 candidacy is contingent upon acceptance into a UW-Madison graduate program

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