As one of just two public research universities in the state, UWM offers 150+ master’s, doctoral, professional, and graduate certificate programs, more than any other university in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our distinctive programs include the first School of Freshwater Sciences in America, the only dedicated public health school in the state and the only dedicated arts school in the University of Wisconsin System, among many other top-ranked programs.

UWM is also rated as an R1 university, one of the nation’s top 146 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The R1 status reflects the depth and breadth of our work across dozens of doctoral programs and research centers. Our discoveries transform lives and fuel the region’s economy.

Top research status is coveted among institutions that value excellence in cutting-edge research, forming strategic partnerships and integrating research across a broad curriculum. UWM faculty, staff, administrators, and students have worked toward this recognition for decades, demonstrating research excellence in laboratories and libraries, lecture halls and at international conferences.

Our nationally known professors are leaders in their fields who are passionate about developing the next generation of leaders. Graduate students work alongside faculty mentors to advance important and innovative research in UWM’s 170+ centers, labs and institutes.

UWM is a vibrant community of nearly 25,000 students—including nearly 4,700 graduate students—from around the nation and more than 80 countries. Our campus is the most diverse in the UW System.

More than $6 million in assistantships, fellowships and scholarships are awarded to graduate students each year. Assistantships offer full tuition remission, health coverage, and a monthly stipend, and travel awards are available to graduate students who present at professional conferences and meetings.

Whether you are interested in a professional master’s degree, advancing your career with a certification, or conducting research and obtaining your doctorate, you can be confident that we are just as committed to your education as you are.

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