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A TOP-TIER RESEARCH UNIVERSITY Few of the more than 4,600 academic institutions in the U.S. are honored with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “highest research activity” designation, the gold standard for assessment. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of only two universities in the state that has earned this rating. 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. Carnegie’s designation is not an end point, but signals an evolution – one possible only through the research, foresight and determination of our university community. 1

Best Midwestern University – PRINCETON REVIEW IN 2020


minutes from Lake Michigan


minutes from downtown Milwaukee


minutes from Chicago

VISIT CAMPUS Seeing our campus in person is the best way to decide if UWM is right for you. Our distinguished professors are recognized for making a profound impact on their respective fields and creating a vibrant research community in which they mentor the next generation of master’s and doctoral scholars. There is no better time to explore a graduate program at UWM. Take a graduate school tour and explore all the campus has to offer.

WHAT'S INSIDE Broad Expertise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Graduate Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Coordinated Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Accelerated Master's Degrees. . . . . . . 7 Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 UWM Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Financing Your Education. . . . . . . . . . 11 Get to Know Milwaukee. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Apply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2



SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING SARUP 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 among other global issues. PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS The only comprehensive arts school in the University of Wisconsin System. Variety magazine named our film program to its 2020 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. LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS As a major metropolitan business school, the Lubar School 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. The Lubar School is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Wisconsin's premier school of urban education, offers a variety of certificate, master’s, doctoral and interdisciplinary programs that prepare students to be leaders in their profession.


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE UWM is one of only two public universities in Wisconsin offering engineering degrees through the doctoral level. Our programs apply research excellence to high-demand focus areas, including energy, power and controls, advanced materials, transportation technologies, and advanced manufacturing. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella immigrated to the United States to attend UWM’s Computer Science master’s program, and it has been expanded with a new fully online option for 2020. The college leads on many other fronts, including hosting 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. SCHOOL OF FRESHWATER SCIENCES A pioneer in water-focused research, this is the largest institution of its kind on the Great Lakes, and a founding member of the new Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. In addition to traditional PhD and MS programs, the school offers a non-thesis Professional Science Master's track with a 96% job placement success rate. COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES The largest college of its kind in the midwest 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.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES A pioneer of online education, the school offers a PhD in Information Studies, a Master of Library and Information Science – ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report – and an MS in Information Science and Technology. Our innovative academic experiences are rooted in service and lead to rewarding future-ready careers in the library and information technology professions. Programs are available fully online. COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE This college is the home of the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. It is the powerhouse of research on campus, receiving 61 percent of all incoming research grant dollars at UWM in fiscal year 2020. The school has the largest breadth of academic programs and scholarly research – more than 55 graduate and post-baccalaureate programs, including certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees, and joint interdisciplinary degrees. COLLEGE OF NURSING Wisconsin’s largest nursing school is consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of graduate nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report. Over $500,000 of funding is made available to nursing students annually. JOSEPH J. ZILBER SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Wisconsin’s only nationally accredited public health school offers graduate education in five areas of study: biostatistics, community and behavioral health promotion, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and public health policy and administration. HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE This school has an extensive cross-disciplinary program serving students with interests in social work and criminal justice. The school offers more than 300 field placement opportunities and is home to the only Social Welfare PhD with a specialization in criminal justice in the state of Wisconsin.



Administrative Leadership, MS* African and African Diaspora Studies, MA, PhD Anthropology, MS, PhD Architecture, MArch, MS, PhD Art, MA, MFA Art Education, MS Art History, MA Athletic Training, MS Atmospheric Science, MS, PhD


Biological Sciences, MS, PhD Biomedical and Health Informatics, PhD Biomedical Sciences, MS Biostatistics, MS Business Administration, MBA*


Chemistry, MS, PhD Communication, MA, PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS Computer Science, MS* Criminal Justice, MS Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education, MS* Curriculum and Instruction, MS*


Dance, MFA




Economics, MA, PhD Educational Psychology, MS, PhD Electrical Engineering, PhD Engineering, MS, PhD English, MA, PhD Environmental Health Sciences, PhD Epidemiology, PhD Exceptional Education, MS Executive MBA


Freshwater Sciences, PhD Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS


Geography, MA, MS, PhD Geosciences, MS, PhD


Health Care Informatics, MS* Health Sciences, PhD Healthcare Administration, MHA* History, MA, PhD Human Resources & Labor Relations, MHRLR


Information Science and Technology, MS* Information Studies, PhD Information Technology Management, MS




Kinesiology, MS, PhD


Language, Literature and Translation, MA* Library and Information Science, MLIS* Linguistics, MA, PhD


Management, MS Management Science, PhD Mathematics, MS, PhD Media Studies, MA Music, MM Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MS


Nursing, MN, PhD* Nursing Practice, DNP*

School Psychology, EdS Social Welfare, PhD Social Work, MSW Sociology, MA, PhD Spanish, MA Sustainable Peacebuilding, MSP


Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Applied Linguistics, MA Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA*


Urban Design, MUD Urban Education, PhD Urban Planning, MUP Urban Studies, MS, PhD


Women’s and Gender Studies, MA


Occupational Therapy, MS, OTD

* Has online options


Performing Arts, MFAConcentration in Film Philosophy, MA Physical Therapy, DPT Physics, MS, PhD Political Science, MA, PhD Psychology, MS, PhD Public Administration, MPA Public Health, MPH, PhD





"Earning the Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship has allowed me to embrace my research into high temperature oxidation and austenitic alloys and put me on the path to becoming great in my field and the community, no matter the difficulty.”





Architecture, Arch/Urban Planning, MUP Business Administration, MBA/ Nursing Practice, DNP* Business Administration, MBA/Information Technology Management, MS Business Administration MBA/ Translation & Interpreting Studies MA

Criminal Justice MS/Social Work MSW Library and Information Science/ Art History, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/English, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/Geography, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/History, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/Language, Literature and Translation, MA*

Library and Information Science, MLIS/Women’s and Gender Studies, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/Music, MM Library and Information Science, MLIS/Anthropology, MS Library and Information Science, MLIS/Health Care Informatics, MS* Library and Information Science, MLIS/Information Science and Technology, MS* Library and Information Science, MLIS/Urban Studies, MS


Public Administration, MPA/ Criminal Justice, MS Public Health, MPH/Social Work, MSW


Social Work, MSW/Women’s and Gender Studies, MA


Urban Planning, MUP/Public Administration, MPA Urban Planning, MUP/Engineering, MS * Has online options


ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREES Make the most of UWM’s prestigious designation as an “R1” research university! Bright, highly motivated undergraduates with clear academic goals can start graduate work before completing their bachelor’s degrees. Students can save up to a full year of enrollment and tuition by double-counting graduate coursework between the two degrees. Some students graduate with both degrees in as few as five years. Each accelerated master’s degree pairs a single undergraduate degree with a single graduate degree. Eligibility, doublecounting and application procedures differ. See program for details. The UWM accelerated master’s degrees (listed by graduate topic) are:


Anthropology → Anthropology, BA/Anthropology, MS Athletic Training → Kinesiology, BS/Athletic Training, MS


Computer Science* → Computer Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Computer Engineering, BS/Computer Science, MS Criminal Justice → Criminal Justice, BS/Criminal Justice, MS


Economics → Economics, BA/Economics, MA Educational Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Developmental Sciences → Community Engagement and Education, BS/Educational Psychology, MS: Cognitive and Developmental Sciences

Engineering → Biomedical Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Civil Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Computer Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Electrical Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Environmental Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Industrial Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Materials Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS → Mechanical Engineering, BS/Engineering, MS Exceptional Education → Exceptional Education, BS: K4-12 Special Education/ Exceptional Education, MS


Finance Analysis → Finance, BBA/Management, MS: Finance Analysis French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture → French, BA/Language, Literature, and Translation, MA: French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture


Information Technology Management → Accounting, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS → Finance, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS → Human Resources Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS → Information Technology Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS → Marketing, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS → Supply Chain and Operations Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS


Marketing → Marketing, BBA/Management, MS: Marketing


Public Health with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion → Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences → Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Environmental Health Sciences Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology → Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Epidemiology Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Policy and Administration → Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Public Health Policy and Administration * Has online options



Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult/University Level Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Advanced Computational Imaging Advanced Study in Archives and Records Administration* Advanced Study in Chamber Music Advanced Study in Digital Libraries* Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning Applied Data Analysis Using SAS Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis Applied Gerontology Assistive Technology and Accessible Design* Autism Spectrum Disorders


Business Analytics*


Educational Policy Energy Engineering Enterprise Resource Planning*

Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention International Human Resources and Labor Relations Interpreting Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Public and Population Health Investment Management




Clinical Nurse Specialist


Family Nurse Practitioner


Geographic Information Systems Global Educator


Health Professional Education Healthcare Compliance

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Mediation & Negotiation Museum Studies


Nonprofit Management


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Rhetorical Leadership


School Counseling Specialist in Administrative Leadership Support Services for Online Students in Higher Education*


Taxation Teaching and Learning in Higher Education* Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Transition for Students With Disabilities Translation Trauma-Informed Care


Women’s and Gender Studies

* Has online options


“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. Earning the Advanced Opportunity Program 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." 8



UWM is a nationally known leader in online education. We were ranked the best online college in Wisconsin by, and our U-Pace online instructional approach has won four national awards. Award-winning faculty undergo additional curricular and technology training to make their online instruction as effective as possible.

Distance learning doesn’t mean distant learning. It means that you can log on to UWM Online from anywhere and arrange your academic life around your other commitments and goals. Each time you log on, you join an active community of other online students with whom you’ll engage in class projects and discussions. You’ll receive regular, personalized feedback from career professors, instructors and academic advisors.

EXCELLENT SUPPORT • A dedicated academic advisor • UWM Help Center to answer tech questions • Writing guidance through the UWM Writing Center • The UWM Libraries, offering a dedicated distance-

education librarian, research tools for online students and a premier digital collection

UWM educates

more online students than any other university in the state.



"The concepts I've learned allow me to develop computing tools that tackle real business problems and take the next step in my career."



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This table is based on Fall 2020 tuition rates for eight credits or more per semester and is an estimate for two semesters. Segregated fees are included in the tuition estimates. The amounts listed in this fee schedule do not include any special course fees, distance education fees or differential tuition that will be in addition to normal tuition. * These numbers are estimates only and will vary based on your accommodations and meal choices.

ONE STOP ENROLLMENT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Consult the tuition and fees website for the most current fees:

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Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship Recognizes strong academic and scholarly achievement or potential relative to expectations in discipline, demonstrated leadership potential and research goals. Eligibility: Open to all full-time master’s and PhD students not yet at dissertator status. Benefits: • Academic year stipend: $15,000 • Tuition coverage: 8-12 credits per semester. • Health insurance: single or family. • Travel award: $1,000



in graduate assistantships (stipends, tuition and health insurance)


Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Recognizes exceptional scholarly achievements and recognition relative to expectations in field of study, exceptional performance as TA/RA and exceptional potential contribution of dissertation to new knowledge. Demonstrated leadership experience and potential. Eligibility: Open to all full-time UWM PhD students at dissertator status. Benefits: • Academic year stipend: $16,500 • Tuition coverage: 3 credits per semester • Health insurance: single or family • Travel award: $1,000


MILLION in fellowships

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship Recognizes strong academic achievement and the potential to contribute to diverse perspectives in knowledge or practice by underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, as well as disadvantaged non-minority students. AOP nominations are based on a demonstration of high academic achievement. Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and for full-time master’s and PhD study. No academic probation. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Benefits: • Academic year stipend: $15,000 • Tuition coverage: 8-12 credits per semester • Health insurance: single or family • Fellowship renewal: 2 years for master’s and 3 years for PhD • Travel award: $1,000


remitted for eligible veterans and their dependents up to eight semesters or 128 credits under the Wisconsin GI Bill

PARTIAL FELLOWSHIPS McNair Graduate Entrance Fellowship Recognizes the exceptional scholarship and research background of McNair Scholars from across the country. UWM Graduate School provides all McNair Scholars who enroll full-time in a graduate degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a one-time $3,000 award in their first semester of graduate studies. Eligibility: Open to McNair Scholars accepted for the upcoming Fall/Spring academic semesters.

Graduate Student Excellence Fund The Graduate Student Excellence Fund was established in 2015 as a philanthropic effort to provide advanced degree students the support they need to pursue their research endeavors, complete their studies and share discoveries with others in their fields. Supporters of this fund represent individual alumni and friends of graduate education, private foundations, and corporate donors from areas such as business, industry, law, medicine and public service.

Benefits: • $3,000 enrollment incentive in first year of UWM graduate studies • Award may be in addition to other fellowships/financial aid • Connects McNair Scholars to UWM McNair campus community


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Approximately one quarter of the more than 4,600 UWM graduate students receive teaching, project or research assistantships from their program that cover their tuition, health care costs, provide a stipend and support their full-time studies. Students should contact their academic program for information on how to secure an assistantship. Assistantships are available for qualified graduate students and, based on the appointment, are considered employees in training. Various assistantships are available, including: • Teaching Assistantship: Teaching assistants gain professional

development in instruction while playing important roles in the learning experience of undergraduate students. A teaching assistant is an enrolled graduate student who is regularly assigned teaching and related responsibilities under the supervision of a faculty member. • Project Assistantship: Project assistants are assigned to conduct training, administrative responsibilities or other academic or academic support projects or programs – except regular preparation of instructional materials for courses or manual or clerical assignments – under the supervision of a member of the faculty or academic staff, primarily for the benefit of the university, faculty or academic staff supervisor or a granting agency. • Research Assistantship: Research assistants conduct research primarily for the benefit of the individual’s course of study and research, and directly applicable to the individual’s thesis or dissertation. Benefits: The benefits of appointment as an assistant (minimum 33 percent appointment) include: • Tuition remission (excludes student segregated fees) for 6-12 credits

per semester • Stipends commensurate with their academic level (TA and PA).

Stipends range from $15,000-$19,000 for research assistantships (RA) based on disciplinary grouping • Access to lower-cost health insurance (single or family) 13

Academic year stipend rates for 2019-20 are: Graduate Level

TA (50%)

PA (50%)










Appointments are made on a semester or academic year basis and may vary between 33 percent and 50 percent appointments. Graduate students (excluding dissertator status) must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester. Positions do not include the Winterim semester. It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents that all UW System campuses conduct criminal background checks on prospective employees for a university position. International Students • Positions are contingent upon maintaining your immigration status.

Appointment cannot commence until you have the appropriate visa category and an I-9 form is completed. • Appointment cannot exceed 50 percent of full time (20 hours per week) during the Spring and Fall semesters. • Appointments are contingent upon your demonstrated proficiency in English. International students must complete the UWM International TA Assessment and earn a minimum score of 36 to be eligible for any TA position or have earned a score of 23, or better on the speaking section of internet-based TOEFL (IBT), or a score of 7.0 or better on the speaking section of the IELTS. If the English diagnostic examination reveals that your language proficiency is not adequate for your work as a teaching assistant, you will be required to take a course in “Spoken English for Academic Purposes.”

SCHOLARSHIPS Although most scholarship opportunities for graduate students come in the form of fellowships, assistantships, and tuition waivers, we encourage all students to apply for scholarships. Numerous scholarship opportunities are available through the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits and academic departments at UWM, as well as private scholarship sources. More information, including a list of free scholarship search websites and tips for applying, can be found at

STUDENT LOANS Milwaukee is considered a top destination for the money-savvy college graduate or graduate student. Affordability is a hallmark of our educational opportunities as a Midwestern public research university, and we encourage students to apply for loans, financial aid and assistantships to ease the burden of paying for a graduate education. It’s a worthwhile investment, and loans can help you focus on what really matters – academics – during your time at UWM. More than 80 percent of our 25,000-plus students qualify for financial aid, including the following loans: • Federal Nursing Loan: up to $4,000 • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: up to $20,500 • Federal Grad PLUS Loan: up to estimated cost of attendance

minus any other aid To be considered for any of these loans, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at

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GRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY All original financial aid offers assume enrollment in eight or more credits per semester. Domestic graduate students enrolling in less than eight credits need to inform the Financial Aid Office of the number of credits they plan to take. Graduate students must take at least four graduatelevel credits to qualify for aid. However, if you are taking undergraduate coursework that applies to your graduate program, you may be eligible for graduate loan limits as long as you are enrolled at least half-time (four credits) – verified by your academic advisor in a letter. Graduate students will be evaluated for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans only. Non-degree Students Students who are not accepted into a degree-granting program are classified as non-degree students and are not generally eligible for financial aid. Exceptions can be made for those enrolled in eligible certification programs or those taking prerequisite courses for admission to a UWM degree or certification program. In those cases, students must document eligibility on a Non-Degree Student Verification form and have the form submitted to the Financial Aid Office as early as possible. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) All students are expected to be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree to be eligible for financial aid. SAP consists of two components of measurement: qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative measure is established by the performance standards of the school or college in which the student is enrolled. The quantitative measures consists of “pace” and “timeframe.” Graduate students need to complete at least 50 percent of all attempted credits to meet the pace requirement. To meet the timeframe requirement, graduate students cannot attempt more than 200 percent of the number of credits required for the degree.

Funds are limited, and the earlier you apply for financial aid, the more you could potentially save.


Get to know

MILWAUKEE There’s something especially exciting about an urban campus like UWM’s, with all the opportunities of city life fueling your work and play. It’s easy to build an eye-catching resume here through internships and networking opportunities with major employers based right in our backyard. When your college-to-career path needs to take a detour for downtime, there’s no place like our hometown.



festivals and events every year

headquartered in metro Milwaukee

Lakefront living Mere minutes separate UWM from Lake Michigan’s Bradford Beach. Dramatic waves, beaches, trails and sails are a four-seasons reminder of what makes Milwaukee one of the most scenic college towns around.


acres of beaches and lakefront parks

Biggest small town in America? Even in Wisconsin’s largest city, you’ll run into someone you know tailgating at Miller Park, strolling the midway at Summerfest or taking in the markets and marquees of Milwaukee’s theater district. Experience a charming city on Lake Michigan where a RiverWalk connects restaurants, nightlife and trendy neighborhoods.

Think naturally Bike, run or hike through Milwaukee’s awardwinning parks. Milwaukee is a top 10 city for urban forests, which combines neatly with our academic reputation as a leader in sustainability education and job creation.


Coolest City – VOGUE MAGAZINE IN 2020


1,700+ COMPANIES recruit at UWM

25 BEST PLACES TO VISIT – Forbes in 2020

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Associated Bank Aurora Health Care Baird Briggs & Stratton Corp. Caterpillar Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin City of Milwaukee Health Department


Direct Supply GE Healthcare


Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Johnson Controls Kohler Co. Manpower International Marcus Hotels & Resorts Medical College of Wisconsin MillerCoors Milwaukee Art Museum


miles of Milwaukee County bike trails

Milwaukee Public Library Milwaukee Public Museum Northwestern Mutual Rockwell Automation Schools and Universities State of Wisconsin Department of Justice Wisconsin Department of Transportation Wyndham Worldwide

Photo courtesy of VISIT Milwaukee 16


"As a clinical psychology doctoral student, I came to UWM because of the innovative research, supportive environment and various clinical training opportunities in an urban setting."

STUDENT RESOURCES Accessibility Resource Center

Graduate School Office

American Indian Student Center

Inclusive Excellence Center

Black Student Cultural Center

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Campus Technology Career Planning and Resource Center Center for International Education Children’s Learning Center Electa Quinney Institute 17

Military and Veterans Resource Center Military Benefits Office: Military and Veterans Resource Center:

Southeast Asian American Student Center University Legal Clinic University Recreation UWM Bookstore UWM Libraries

Norris Health Center

Women’s Resource Center

Roberto Hernández Center

Writing Center



Our Panthera application system will guide you through the steps toward completing your application. But before you begin, here are the general requirements for admission to graduate school at UWM: • A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent • Proficiency in the English language • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point

average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale • Transcripts • A Reasons Statement • Application fee

You will find additional program requirements in the Panthera admission application.

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If you have questions about these requirements, please contact your program.

English Proficiency Requirements Master’s/PhD










TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Internet-based IELTS (International English Language Testing System) CAE (Cambridge English Certificate of Advanced English) CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) DET (Duolingo English Test)

English for academic purposes Two programs are available to help you be successful in your academic work: • Pre-Academic Intensive English Program (noncredit) • Academic English: writing, speaking, listening (credit)

Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements for regular admission may be eligible for dual or conditional admission. Dual admission permits part-time academic study in addition to part-time English language instruction. Conditional admission allows for full academic admission but requires full-time English language study in UWM’s English Language Academy until English proficiency requirements are met. | 414-229-5757

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