Graduate School Viewbook

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VIEWBOOK 2020-21


MEHRVAR Electrical Engineering, PhD Shima Mehrvar is helping nursing senior Kevin Rymut investigate a treatment with near infrared (NIR) light that appears to improve

WHAT’S INSIDE This book covers important information relevant to all graduate students, including our academic programs, flexible learning options, costs and financial aid, and special services designed to help you succeed at UWM.

healing of stubborn wounds. Mehrvar has created a novel optical system that reveals molecular indicators of damage in live tissue. The two researchers hope to quantify the right dosage and duration needed to use NIR light as a treatment for chronic wounds.

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top research universities IN THE CARNEGIE CLASSIFICATION’S

highest research activity C AT EGO RY, A L SO K N OW N AS

Research excellence



UWM: A top-tier research university Few of the more than 4,600 academic institutions in the U.S. will receive the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education “highest research activity” designation, the gold standard for assessment. The University of WisconsinMilwaukee is one of only two universities in the state that has earned this rating for a research institution. 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.


endless possibilities

Offering more than 100 graduate programs, we combine our faculty expertise with the professional connections that are possible only in the career, research and cultural capital of Wisconsin. 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.

Lakes and the only U.S. graduate school dedicated solely to freshwater sciences.

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 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.

As a major metropolitan business school, 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. 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 2

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 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.

GET TO KNOW MILWAUKEE Discover one of the best-kept secrets in the Midwest, a vibrant city of diverse neighborhoods on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, just 90 minutes north of Chicago. 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, including MillerCoors, Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls and more. When your college-to-career path needs to take a detour for downtime, there’s no place like our hometown.

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

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.

Think naturally Bike, run or hike through Milwaukee’s award-winning 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.


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– one of America’s most employer-saturated, diverse, innovative yet historic cities – is the ideal setting for a world-class research university. With more than 1,400 area employers actively recruiting UWM students for in-demand fields such as freshwater sciences, finance, healthcare, automation, sustainability and more, every top career is represented right here. And there’s a UWM alumnus at the top of every major organization in this city. 4

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When it’s time to unwind, there’s only one problem: What first? From theaters to beaches, Miller Park to Milwaukee Art Museum, the city is host to countless affordable and enriching entertainment and cultural opportunities. The new Fiserv Forum is much more than just the home for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. The state-of-the-art, 714,000-square-foot arena is a hub of entertainment in Wisconsin and an engine that drives growth in downtown Milwaukee.


GRADUATE PROGRAM offerings As one of just two public research universities in the state, UWM offers 67 master’s, 37 doctoral and 40 graduate certificate programs, more than any other university in southeastern Wisconsin. Environmental Health Sciences, PhD

Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MS

Epidemiology, PhD

Nursing, MN, PhD*

Anthropology, MS, PhD

Exceptional Education, MS

Nursing Practice, DNP*

Architecture, MArch, MS, PhD

Executive MBA

Occupational Therapy, MS, OTD

Art, MA, MFA

Freshwater Sciences, PhD

Art Education, MS

Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS

Performing Arts, MFAConcentration in Film

Administrative Leadership, MS* African and African Diaspora Studies, MA, PhD

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 Engineering, MS, PhD English, MA, PhD 6

Philosophy, MA

Geography, MA, MS, PhD

Physical Therapy, DPT

Geosciences, MS, PhD

Physics, MS, PhD

Health Care Informatics, MS*

Political Science, MA, PhD

Health Sciences, PhD

Psychology, MS, PhD

Healthcare Administration, MHA*

Public Administration, MPA

History, MA, PhD Human Resources & Labor Relations, MHRLR Information Science and Technology, MS*

Public Health, MPH, PhD School Psychology, Ed.S Social Welfare, PhD Social Work, MSW Sociology, MA, PhD

Information Studies, PhD

Spanish, MA

Information Technology Management, MS

Sustainable Peacebuilding, MSP

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

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

Linguistics, MA, PhD

Urban Planning, MUP

Management, MS

Urban Studies, MS, PhD

Management Science, PhD Mathematics, MS, PhD

Women’s and Gender Studies, MA

Media Studies, MA

* Has online options

Music, MM


CAMPBELL Chemistry, PhD

Coordinated programs Architecture, MArch/Urban Planning, MUP Business Administration, MBA/Nursing Practice, DNP*

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Anthropology, MS

Business Administration, MBA/Language, Literature and Translation, MA*

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Health Care Informatics, MS*

Business Administration, MBA/Information Technology Management, MS

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Information Science and Technology, MS*

Criminal Justice MS/Social Work MSW

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Urban Studies, MS

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ English, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Geography, MA

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

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ History, MA

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

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Language, Literature and Translation, MA*

Urban Planning, MUP/Public Administration, MPA

Library and Information Science, MLIS/ Women’s and Gender Studies, MA Library and Information Science, MLIS / Music, MM

Urban Planning, MUP/Engineering, MS * Has online options


Certificates 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 Gerontology Assistive Technology and Accessible Design* Autism Spectrum Disorders Business Analytics* Clinical Nurse Specialist Educational Policy Energy Engineering Enterprise Resource Planning* Family Nurse Practitioner Geographic Information Systems Global Educator Health Compliance Health Professional Education Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention

International Human Resources and Labor Relations Interpreting Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Public and Population Health Investment Management 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* 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 Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Public and Population Health * Has online options


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 into UWM Online from anywhere and arrange your academic life around your other commitments and goals.

Each time you log in, you join an active community of other online students with whom you’ll engage in class projects and discussions. You receive regular, personalized feedback from career professors, instructors and academic advisors. 8

“The biggest reason I chose online was the



flexibility. On the other hand, there is the level of accountability. It is quite structured, so there is a path laid out for you. It is achievable, but it’s still not so rigid that I have to give up everything else.”

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




Alexander formed United for Progress and Productivity, a community-focused grassroots


organization. He won the Positively


Milwaukee Award for his years of service as

Africology, PhD

a grade school teacher and for the creation of the Walk of Truth, a social journey for members of the community who are returning from incarceration. “I see individuals from all different walks of life,” Alexander said, “but the purpose is for everyone to be productive in their own way. That looks totally different depending on the histories and cultures of different individuals.”



FINANCING your education UWM provides a wide range of financial support opportunities to qualified graduate students, including over $30 million in graduate assistantships (stipends, tuition and health insurance), $3.5 million in fellowships and nearly $55 million in research expenditures in 2018.

FULL-TIME FELLOWSHIPS 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

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

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship Recognizes strong academic achievement and potential among newly admitted or continuing students who are members of racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in

graduate education, as well as disadvantaged non-minority students. AOP nominations are need-based and awards are academically competitive. 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

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, upon acceptance and full-time enrollment in a graduate degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a $3,000 enrollment incentive in the first year of graduate studies. Eligibility: Open to McNair Scholars accepted for the upcoming Fall/Spring academic semesters. Benefits: • $3,000 enrollment incentive in first year of UWM graduate studies • Award may be on top of other fellowships/financial aid awarded • Connects McNair Scholars to UWM McNair campus community and resources


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.

ASSISTANTSHIPS 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. 12

Benefits: The benefits of appointment as an assistant include (minimum 33 percent appointment): • 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) Academic year stipend rates for 2019-20 are: Graduate Level

TA (50%)

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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 internetbased TOEFL (IBT) or 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

DON’T PROCRASTINATE! Funds are limited, and the earlier you apply for financial aid, the more you could potentially save.

STUDENT LOANS Milwaukee is considered a top destination for the moneysavvy 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+ 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




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.

A world-class graduate education from a trusted brand like the University of Wisconsin System should bring you prestige, invaluable career and research connections and the skills you need to build the career you desire.

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 can not attempt more than 200 percent of the number of credits required for the degree.


The cost of earning a degree is a major consideration, and UWM offers competitive pricing as a public university. Additionally, we offer more than 1,200 research positions, assistantships and other campus employment opportunities that can help you trim costs while expanding your resume. 2019-2020 ON-CAMPUS TUITION RATE

Includes segregated fees per academic year. Based on 8 or more credits for both semesters Resident Graduate Tuition Midwest Student Exchange Minnesota Reciprocity Non-Resident Tuition

$12,049.86 $17,321.08 $19,087.30 $25,282.34


Add to applicable tuition rate to determine cost of attendance per academic year. Housing $9,700 Meals $4,189 Personal/Misc. $2,000 Transportation $1,370 Books/Supplies $800 Estimated Total $18,059 One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services Consult the Tuition and Fees website for the most current fees: This table is based on Fall 2019 tuition rates. 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. Consult the Schedule of Classes for a complete listing:


BARTELME Freshwater Sciences, PhD Ryan is working with the Great Lakes Genomics Center at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences in Aquaponics to investigate four microorganisms that each accomplish different tasks in waste remediation. “If we knew more about the microcommunity, we could manage the

Several photos provided by VISIT Milwaukee,

nutrients much better,” he said.




Architecture, MArch Jeramiah Huth has observed one outcome of economic recovery on the landscape: Private development that was halted during the housing bust of the mid-2000s is now ramping up, threatening rural spaces once used for public recreation. “The idea is to get people thinking about alternatives to the way we develop and occupy these rural spaces,” said Huth. “The Ghost Parcels project could be the seed needed for investment.”




READY to apply?

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









*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)

• Application fee

English for academic purposes

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

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

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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THE AMENITIES of a university THE SUPPORT NETWORK OF A COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ARC) UW-Milwaukee students who have a disability that restricts one or more of life’s major activities may be eligible for academic accommodations and services from ARC. ARC works with students who have disabilities including chronic health impairments, autism, mobility, sensory, communication, psychological or learning disabilities. Accommodations may include alternative testing, notetaking, sign language interpreters, assistive technology, etc. Students must provide documentation of their disability and meet with an ARC counselor.


CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY Connect with the technology services and resources that will allow you to achieve whatever you choose to pursue. Services include technology support, UWM WiFi, printing, information security and much more. Explore all the technology resources available to you at the Campus Technology site. UWM Help Desk 414-229-4040

CAREER PLANNING AND RESOURCE CENTER The Career Planning and Resource Center empowers students and alumni with the knowledge, skills and experiences to make sound career and academic decisions, prepare for and find satisfying employment, and develop successful lifelong career plans in an evolving global world of work. We offer career guidance through daily walkin hours, interactive workshops, career fairs, and other educational and professional development opportunities. | 414-229-4486

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CIE) The Center promotes campus internationalization by supporting international applicants, students and faculty, developing relationships with international partners, offering 18

study abroad programs, and engaging with the community on international programming and curriculum development. | 414-229-4846

CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER The UWM Children’s Learning Center provides quality child care to meet the needs of student, faculty, staff and alumni families. The Center is also a field placement site, an employment opportunity for UWM students and a partner to many departments on campus.


GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE From the moment you apply until graduation, the Graduate School will serve as your main contact for all administrative and professional development activities. From transcript requests, application and admission questions, fellowship coordination, appeals and student records, to applying for graduation – our representatives will assist you every step of the way. | 414-229-6569

HOUSING: KENILWORTH SQUARE APARTMENTS To be eligible to live in Kenilworth Square Apartments, you need to be a registered UWM student in good standing at the time of entry. Contract holders are at least one of the following: graduate student, visiting faculty member, or undergraduate and have junior status or be 22 years or older by date of entry. Kenilworth does allow partners or spouses to live with a UWM contract holder but does not allow children or family housing.


LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER UWM is one of the nation’s top campuses for LGBT+ students and is also ranked as a 5-star campus on the LGBTfriendly Campus Climate Index. We have earned one of the highest scores attainable in terms of creating a safe and

welcoming campus for LGBT+ students and their allies. | 414-229-4116

MILITARY AND VETERANS SERVICES As the Wisconsin university that enrolls the largest number of military personnel and dependents, UWM is honored to help student veterans and their families pursue their educational goals. Military Benefits Office: | 414-229-6627 Military and Veterans Resource Center: | 414-229-7211

NORRIS HEALTH CENTER The Norris Health Center assists students in identifying, understanding and responding to their most urgent health issues through medical and mental health care and health promotion programs, and the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university’s academic and community service mission. | 414-229-4716

UNIVERSITY RECREATION (UREC) UREC is committed to inspiring students to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle through recreational pursuits. We offer students a variety of recreation opportunities and services in the areas of fitness, wellness, intramurals, open recreation, aquatics, sport clubs and outdoor pursuits. | 414-229-5287

UWM BOOKSTORE The UWM bookstore is a campus resource to help students order course books and materials. The bookstore also sells UWM clothing, athletic gear and accessories. | 414-229-4201

UWM LIBRARIES Located in the heart of the campus in a centralized facility offering extensive research, instructional and publishing support, including Digital Commons and Data Services, and access to more than 140,000 journals. | 414-229-4785

WRITING CENTER The Writing Center is open to all UW-Milwaukee writers, current freshmen through graduate students, staff and faculty. Whether in person or online in real time, you can meet one-on-one and confidentially with a qualified tutor to discuss any kind of writing project at any stage of the process. All subjects and skill levels are welcome. | 414-229-4339

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER The Women’s Resource Center promotes and supports the health and well-being of women juggling school with other responsibilities, and helps students to address their problems, recognize their individual and collective power, and achieve their full educational, career and personal potential. | 414-229-2852

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– GE Healthcare

– Milwaukee Public Library

– Aurora Health Care

– Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

– Milwaukee Public Museum

– Baird

– Johnson Controls

– Northwestern Mutual

– Briggs & Stratton Corporation

– Kohler Co.

– Rockwell Automation

– Manpower International

– Schools and Universities

– Marcus Hotels & Resorts

– State of Wisconsin Department of Justice

– Caterpillar – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – City of Milwaukee Health Department – Direct Supply


– Medical College of Wisconsin – MillerCoors – Milwaukee Art Museum

– Wisconsin Department of Transportation – Wyndham Worldwide