The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. Through the MSEP, participating public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. If you are a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin and enroll at a participating institution in another MSEP state, you will receive a reduced tuition rate—giving you a wide range of education options for your education dollars. Once admitted, in order to continue to be eligible for the MSEP rate the student must:
  • Maintain residency in a participating MSEP state.
  • Maintain enrollment in a participating academic program (full time and part time students are eligible).
  • Remain in good academic standing.

Students are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Midwest Student Exchange Program tuition at the time of review for admission, so no additional application is needed. Students from participating MSEP states outside of WI will automatically be eligible for MSEP tuition provided they meet the criteria as stated above. Students will be notified in their official admission letter of their MSEP status, once they have been admitted to the University.

Second degree students, re-entry applicants, non-degree students, and students admitted to a certificate program are not eligible.

For more information, visit the MSEP website or contact the Graduate School at 414-229-6569 or

Participating programs include:

Architecture and Urban Planning
Architecture MArch
Architecture MArch / Urban Planning MUP
Architecture MS
Architecture PhD
Urban Planning MUP
Urban Planning MUP / Engineering MS
Urban Planning MUP / Public Administration MPA
Art Education MS
Art MA
Music MM
Performing Arts—Film MFA
Dance MFA
Business Administration Executive MBA
Business Administration MBA
Management MS
Business Management Science PhD
Information Technology Management MS
Nonprofit Management & Leadership MS
Administrative Leadership MS
Cultural Foundations of Education MS
Curriculum & Instruction MS
Educational Psychology MS
Educational Psychology PhD
Exceptional Education MS
School Psychology Education Specialist EdS
Urban Education PhD
Biomedical & Health Informatics PhD
Computer Science MS
Engineering MS
Freshwater Sciences
Freshwater Sciences & Technology MS
Freshwater Sciences PhD
Health Sciences
Athletic Training MS
Healthcare Administration MHA
Health Care Informatics MS
Health Sciences PhD
Kinesiology MS
Information Studies
Library & Information Science MLIS
Letters & Sciences
African and African Diaspora Studies PhD
Anthropology MS
Anthropology PhD
Art History MA
Atmospheric Science MS
Atmospheric Science PhD
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences PhD
Chemistry MS
Communication MA
Communication PhD
Economics MA
Economics PhD
English MA
English PhD
Geography MA
Geography MS
Geography PhD
Geosciences MS
Geosciences PhD
History MA
History PhD
Human Resources & Labor Relations MHRLR
Language, Literature, & Translation MA
Linguistics MA
Mathematics MS
Media Studies MA
Philosophy MA
Physics MS
Political Science MA
Psychology MS
Public Administration MPA
Sociology MA
Spanish MA
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Applied Linguistics, MA
Urban Studies MS
Urban Studies PhD
Women’s & Gender Studies MA
Master of Nursing MN
On-campus Nursing PhD
Sustainable Peacebuilding MSP
Public Health
Biostatistics MS
Environmental Health Sciences PhD
Epidemiology PhD
Public Health MPH
Public Health PhD
Social Welfare
Criminal Justice MS
Social Welfare PhD
Social Work MSW