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Welcome! Future graduate students looking to specialize in a field within the College of Letters & Science will find many of their questions answered here.

If you are looking for program-specific information, visit the website for that program. This site contains general information widely applicable to the graduate programs in the College of Letters & Science.

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 – a mark of excellence for our research productivity. The College of Letters & Science is the research powerhouse of the campus. We are one of nine colleges within UWM, but account for more than 50% of the research grants and activity on campus.

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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. The program is also your source for questions about research, course requirements and other details about the program. You will find each program’s contact information on their website.

UWM Location

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.

FAQ Information

View a list of the graduate programs available through the College of Letters & Science.
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Costs and Financial Support

Campus Resources

UWM offers a wide range of on-campus resources, such as academic support and mental health resources. Students also find community within our student centers.

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