Admission Requirements

To be considered as candidates, files must be complete. All application materials should be sent to the following address:

  • electronically to
  • or mailed via USPS to: 
    University of Wisconsin – River Falls
    Graduate Admissions 
    103 Rodli Hall
    410 3rd  St. 
    River Falls, WI 54022

Applicants submit the following materials:

Additional required items:

  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from the letter writers, following the format described on the Montessori Studies Program website 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores within the past five years are required to be mailed in hard/paper copy to UWRF directly from ETS (see address above). The school code for UWRF is 1918.

Note: By the end of the first summer semester, all candidates must have either taken a Montessori Philosophy course taken at a MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Education Program or hold a Montessori Credential from a MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Education Program or AMI/USA or AMI/Internationale.

Note: The program faculty will meet with the selected candidates during the final phase. 

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