UWM’s schools and colleges offer high-quality teaching, hands-on experiences to build skills, undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and practical experience in internships and field placement.

SARUP student working with architectural model

The College of Arts & Architecture offers outstanding training for visual and performing artists, architects and urban planners. Strong ties to Milwaukee’s arts and architectural communities provide internship and performance opportunities.

Business students in class

The Lubar College of Business develops the business leaders of tomorrow. Its highly-regarded programs are led by outstanding teacher-scholars and enhanced by real-world learning with industry partners in Wisconsin’s largest market.

Teacher with grade school student

The College of Community Engagement and Professions develops informed, engaged and empathetic professionals who graduate fully prepared for an array of in-demand careers.

Students working in engineering lab

UWM is one of only two public universities in Wisconsin offering engineering degrees through the doctoral level. Through research and collaboration with industry, UWM provides engineering students with the skills and connections to build their careers.

Students working with water samples in lab

The only school of higher education in North America dedicated solely to freshwater sciences, the School of Freshwater Sciences offers a wide range of research experiences, internships and fellowships in the water technology industry, public policy organizations and federal and state government.

Students in anatomy lab

The College of General Studies provides an affordable way for students to complete their general education requirements. Its location in Waukesha allow students to start their degrees in their home communities.

Students in lab class

The College of Health Professions and Sciences is the destination for clinical health education. It offers an array of nationally recognized, highly ranked, accredited certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.

Student collecting algae sample

The College of Letters & Science includes more than 95 academic programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It is the campus leader in research funding and expenditures, driving UWM’s status as a top-tier research institution.


The Zilber School is Wisconsin’s only nationally accredited school of public health. It is committed to advancing population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice.