Graduate School

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master's Degrees: MA, MArch, MBA, MFA, MHRLR, MLIS, MM, MN, MPA, MPH, MS, MSW, MSP, MUP
Doctoral Degrees: DNP, DPT, OTD, PhD
For a full list of degrees, please visit

Our Program

With over 100 graduate programs, UWM combines faculty expertise with professional connections in the career, research and cultural heart of Wisconsin.

UWM has graduate programs in the following schools and colleges:

The School of Architecture & Urban Planning balances professional skills with creative innovations that impact our built environment across Milwaukee and the world. Our award-winning faculty prepare new generations of designers, planners and leaders to pioneer solutions to challenges facing contemporary society – climate change, resiliency, migration and urbanization amongst other global issues.

The Peck School of the Arts is the only comprehensive arts school in the University of Wisconsin System. Variety magazine named our film program to its 2019 list of the world’s best film schools. Peck School graduate students are welcomed into a supportive and diverse arts community located in the cultural capital of Wisconsin, with opportunities to collaborate with professional artists in visual, performing and interdisciplinary arts.

The Lubar School of Business offers MBA and MS Management programs that meet the needs of rising business professionals in general management, IT management, marketing, finance, accounting, and other career specializations. As a major metropolitan business school, the Lubar School is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. 

The School of Education has a number of certificate, master’s, doctoral and interdisciplinary programs taught by more than 40 full-time professors who are internationally recognized for their research, scholarship and leadership.

The College of Engineering & Applied Science, one of only two public universities in Wisconsin offering engineering degrees through the doctoral level, applies research excellence to high-demand focus areas, including energy, power and controls, advanced materials, transportation technologies, and advanced manufacturing. The college leads on many fronts, including the only PhD program in Biomedical and Health informatics in Wisconsin and the only dry lab for energy storage research of its kind in a North American university.

The School of Freshwater Sciences is the largest water-focused academic research institution on the Great Lakes and the only U.S. graduate school dedicated solely to freshwater sciences.

The College of Health Sciences is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and includes top-ranked programs such as athletic training, biomedical sciences, communication sciences and disorders, health care administration and informatics, kinesiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

The School of Information Studies is a pioneer of online delivery, offering a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree fully online. The school’s MLIS program is ranked number 14 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The College of Letters and Science is the home of the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. It is the powerhouse of research on campus, receiving 64 percent of all incoming research grant dollars at UWM in fiscal year 2019. The school has the largest breadth of academic programs and scholarly research – more than 55 graduate and postbaccalaureate programs including certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees, and joint interdisciplinary degrees. 

The College of Nursing is Wisconsin’s largest nursing school and is consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of graduate nursing programs in U.S. News and World Report. Over $500,000 of funding is made available to nursing students annually.

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health is Wisconsin’s first nationally accredited public health school and offers graduate education in five tracks of study: biostatistics, community and behavioral health promotion, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and public health policy and administration.

The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is home to a social work program that offers more than 300 field placement opportunities and a criminal justice program that has the most comprehensive crime analysis program in the nation. 


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75


  • checkbox-alt Requirements vary by program.

Additional Requirements

For more information please visit

Application Deadline

Each program determines their own application deadline. You can find a list of deadlines here:

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 24,018 Students
  • Female

    female 55% Female
  • Male

    male 45% Male


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Clubs & Associations

There are over 300 student organizations which can be explored here:

What Our Students Say

  • "As an African-American woman, studying Math Education in urban settings gives me access to effective tools to help students of color improve their math achievement. This fellowship allows me to maintain my responsibility to my family while pursing my dream of earning a PhD so that I may serve and educate others who will come after me."

    Telashay Swope-Farr, Urban Education PhD ‘21
  • Kao is studying high temperature oxidation and kinetics study of alumina forming austenitic alloys for petrochemical industries.

    "The AOP Fellowship has allowed me to embrace my work and put me on the path to becoming great in my field and the community, no matter the difficulty."

    Kao Zoua Yang, Engineering PhD ‘21
  • “As a Chicana from California, studying indigenous literatures allows me to interrogate the colonial systems responsible for displacing my indigenous ancestors. This AOP Fellowship means time for uninterrupted study so that I may accomplish my goals and enter the job market with a competitive scholarly record.”

    Shanae Aurora Martinez, English PhD ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-alt There are different tuition rates based on residency and particular programs. The most up-to-date information can be found here:
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