2020 Virtual Open House

This year we have transitioned our traditional in-person Open House to program-specific virtual events. We look forward to hosting our Graduate School Open House month with similar resources to help you understand why UWM is the best place for you to pursue your graduate degree.

If you are considering an advanced degree and trying to find the right Graduate School fit for you, please join us to meet with UWM faculty, staff, and in some cases, current graduate students from our over 135 graduate master’s, doctoral and graduate certificates—both online and on-campus—during our 8th annual Graduate School Open House. You’ll be able to obtain an overview of our programs, ask questions about the admissions process, and discover financial aid benefits that are available.

BONUS: The Graduate School will pay the application fee for all applicants who register for, and attend a virtual Open House event for their program of interest, and begin their application on or after October 19, 2020. Please see Fee Waiver Instructions for complete details.

Each Open House event is program-specific and features a welcome message from the Dean of the Graduate School and an information session from our recruiters; “How to apply to graduate school”. Following the session, you will join a presentation from your program of interest and will be able to participate in a question and answer session.

Open House Schedule

Please note: All times are Central Standard Time – If you are not in the Central Time Zone, use this Time Zone Converter to determine when to attend your open house event in your time zone. Events will take place in the time zone for the city of Milwaukee.

Monday November 2, 2020

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Health Sciences
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Athletic Training
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Biomedical Sciences
  • 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Communication Sciences and Disorders

Wednesday November 4, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Healthcare Administration
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Health Care Informatics
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.- Kinesiology
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Occupational Therapy
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Physical Therapy
  • 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Sustainable Peacebuilding

Thursday November 5, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Mathematical Sciences
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Atmospheric Science
  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Biological Sciences
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Chemistry

Friday November 6, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Geosciences
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Physics
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Engineering
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Biomedical and Health Informatics

Tuesday November 10, 2020

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Public Health

Wednesday November 11, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Computer Science
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.- MBA, Masters in Management (Accounting, Finance, Marketing), Masters in ITM
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Executive MBA
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – School of Freshwater Sciences
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Art & Design; Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres & MFA program in Cinematic Arts

Thursday November 12, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Dance
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Music
  • 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Art History
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Communication

Friday November 13, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – English
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Language, Literature and Translation
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Philosophy
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Spanish
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Translation and Interpreting Studies

Monday November 16, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Women’s & Gender Studies
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – African and African Diaspora Studies
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Anthropology
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Economics

Tuesday November 17, 2020

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Geography
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – History
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Human Resources and Labor Relations

Wednesday November 18, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Linguistics
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Political Science
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Psychology
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Public and Nonprofit Administration

Thursday November 19, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Sociology
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Urban Studies
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Education – ACHEA program; Educational Administration program; MS in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Education

Friday November 20, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Educational Psychology
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Architecture
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Urban Planning
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Criminal Justice

Monday November 23, 2020

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Social Welfare
  • 10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. – Social Work
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – School of Information Studies
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Nursing

For more information on your specific program of interest see Programs in our academic catalog.

Please register now to be eligible for an application fee waiver and to receive information regarding your program of interest’s Open House event. You must register to receive the Microsoft Teams Live event link to attend your specific session(s). You may attend more than one session if you are interested in multiple programs.



The following UWM campus resource centers will be represented on a special Open House Resource webpage:

  • Accessibility Resource Center
  • Advanced Opportunity program Fellowship
  • American Indian Student Center
  • Benefits
  • Black Student Cultural Center
  • Career Planning & Resource Center
  • Center for Community Based Learning Leadership & Research
  • Center for International Education—Study Abroad
  • Center for International Education—International Students and Scholar Services
  • Children’s Learning Center
  • Electa Quinney Institute
  • Financial Aid
  • Food Center and Pantry
  • Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
  • Office of Graduate Diversity & Inclusion
  • Graduate School Admissions & Fellowships
  • Inclusive Excellence Center
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Military Education Benefits Office
  • Military and Veterans Resource Center
  • Neighborhood Housing
  • Norris Health Center
  • Residency for Tuition Purposes
  • Roberto Hernandez Center
  • Southeast Asian American Student Center
  • Student Association
  • Student Involvement
  • Student Travel Awards
  • Transportation Services
  • University IT Services
  • University Recreation
  • University Safety and Assurances
  • UW Credit Union
  • UWM Graduate Programs Online
  • UWM Libraries
  • UWM Police Department
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • The Writing Center
  • And more

This is an exciting time for the UWM community—come take a look! UWM was classified as an R1 research institution once again by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This means that UWM is at the highest level of research activity possible; a rating that was given to only 131 of the 4,665 universities evaluated. UWM is one of only two universities in Wisconsin that received the rating.

*For more information, please contact the Graduate School at 414-229-6569 or gradschool@uwm.edu