Office Of Graduate Admissions
You've done your homework, looked at numerous career paths, talked with
people in fields that interest you, and decided on a direction. Your decision
to pursue a graduate degree is a decision of a lifetime!
Your next step is to select a graduate program that best fits your research and career goals. There are incredible opportunities for graduate study at UW-Madison with over 150 programs offering master's degrees and 110 offering the doctorate - many of which are interdisciplinary. UW-Madison also offers a diverse campus with about 45% of our graduate students coming from 100 different countries. We continue to be in the top 20 leading institutions to host international students.
Before starting the application, you need to know that graduate admissions is a shared process at UW-Madison. The faculty in the program to which you apply evaluate your application and make a recommendation to the Graduate School regarding admission. The final decision is made by the Graduate School. No applicant is admitted by the Graduate School without a favorable recommendation from the graduate program.
The Graduate School sets minimum admissions requirements for all prospective students. Program admission requirements are often more rigorous than the minimum requirements set by the Graduate School.
You are ready to apply. Keep in mind that receiving a graduate degree from UW-Madison will serve as a life-long resource. We look forward to having you join our graduate community.