The College of Letters & Science offers a variety of graduate programs at the master’s, doctoral, and certificate levels. Our exceptional research reputation attracts students from around the world, and local professionals find that our degrees help them with career advancement.


UWM is one of just two public research universities in the State of Wisconsin. We also hold Carnegie R1 status—one of only 130 universities nationwide. It is a mark of excellence for our research productivity. The College of Letters & Science is the research powerhouse of the campus. Despite being only one of 14 schools and colleges at UWM, the College of Letters & Science accounts for 64% of the research grants and activity on campus.

Programs and Faculty

Explore our programs to learn more about what we have to offer. We encourage you to explore the department website for the program you are interested in. If there’s a faculty member whose research interests align with yours, please go ahead and reach out directly to them.


You won’t find a better location to complete graduate training than the City of Milwaukee. We are located just five minutes from Lake Michigan, 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, and 90 minutes from Chicago. Our students enjoy easy access to internships, jobs and professional networks, and the social life available in a bigger city.

Apply Now

If you are ready to apply, visit the UWM Graduate School website for more information on the process.