Message from the Dean of Graduate School


Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, PhD
Dean of Graduate School

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Graduate School. I have had the honor to lead the Graduate School as dean since January 2014, and have been a proud member of the UWM faculty in Physics since 1993. My service in faculty governance, university administration, entrepreneurship, and community involvement help me to support you on your journey through graduate education and research. I will always do my best to advocate for advancing graduate education for all who wish to pursue that dream.

The Graduate School is the path to success in pursuing your passion and your research. We recognize your potential for further greatness and would like to share with you our amazing UWM doctoral, master’s, accelerated master’s, certificate, and coordinated degree programs from all UWM schools and colleges. UWM has 12 different schools and colleges offering over 145 graduate degree and certificate programs and is also nationally recognized as a leader in online education offering 40 fully online degrees and certificates.

When choosing a graduate program, it is comforting to know that UWM has a growing national and international reputation as a research university and an established reputation for community engagement. UWM has been a top-tier R1 university since 2016. What does that mean? It means we received the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education – the gold standard for assessment of doctoral universities. UWM is one of only two of the highest rated research institutions in the state of Wisconsin. This distinction was given to only 131 of the 4,664 universities in the nation.

Located just minutes from downtown of the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, UWM considers Milwaukee to be its extended campus. There is something especially exciting about an Urban campus and the opportunities it provides. It is easy to build a resume here through internships and networking capabilities with major employers based right here in our own backyard, including seven Fortune 500 companies.

Rest assured, our world-class faculty, abundant campus resources, successful alumni, and diverse campus culture combine to create an extraordinary environment that will accelerate your path to educational excellence and career success. Along with myself, the Graduate School staff, and our amazing schools and colleges, we are committed to support you throughout your pursuit of your invaluable graduate degree.

Sincerely,


Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, PhD
Dean of Graduate School
Professor in Department of Physics