The UWM College of Health Sciences offers the largest number of health-related degree programs in Wisconsin, training its graduates for high-demand careers. Many of the College’s twelve undergraduate majors/submajors and eleven graduate degree programs are nationally-recognized and have achieved the highest accreditation awards possible. The College’s faculty conducts state-of-the-art research attracting a record number of federal research grants. During its 43-year history, the College’s research and health sciences education have contributed significantly to improving the quality of life for people in Milwaukee and beyond.


Official data as of 10/23/2018

  • Undergraduates: 1,532
  • Graduates: 380
  • From Wisconsin: 1,505
  • First Generation Students: 664
  • International Students: 87
  • Women: 1,368
  • Men: 544
  • Attend class full-time: 1,652
  • Attend class part-time: 260

For the total student body at the College, students of color make up 26%.

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty/Teaching Academic Staff: 86
  • Non-Teaching Academic Staff: 20
  • University Staff: 16


As of October 2018, the College of Health Sciences has 9,230 alumni. Seventy-five percent of our alumni remain in Wisconsin finding employment and careers in many of the state’s publicly and privately owned health care facilities. The College has alumni in 48 states (and D.C.) and 11 countries. The states that have a large concentration of CHS alumni include Illinois, Minnesota and California.

Research Expenditures

Research expenditures since 2010 have ranged from $1.9 to $3.9 million. Our faculty have been among the most successful at UWM in securing extramural funding.

Special Features

  • Largest and first Occupational Therapy program in Wisconsin
  • Largest Biomedical Sciences program, with the only MS Biomedical Sciences program, in Wisconsin
  • Nine active professional student organizations
  • Many of our faculty have been awarded for their exemplary teaching