The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is home to 15 schools and colleges offering high-quality instruction, opportunities for advanced inquiry through undergraduate and graduate research and practical experience in internships and field placement.

As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023.

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The School of Architecture & Urban Planning is home to Wisconsin’s only accredited architecture school and a nationally recognized urban planning department. Its students and faculty are actively involved in shaping conversations, policies and designs in the city, region and beyond.

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Combining an arts education and a full calendar of performances and exhibitions with deep professional connections to Milwaukee’s established fine and performing arts scenes, the Peck School of the Arts serves a unique role as Wisconsin’s only comprehensive public arts school.

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As a major metropolitan business school, the Lubar College of Business develops the business leaders of tomorrow through a full array of highly-regarded degree programs, led by outstanding teacher-scholars and enhanced by real-world learning with our industry partners.

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UWM’s School of Continuing Education is the largest provider of professional development in southeastern Wisconsin, from individual courses and certificate programs to daylong events and conferences, as well as personal enrichment learning opportunities for all ages.

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The School of Education’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs prepare you to be a leader in dozens of education-related fields — as a teacher, counselor, administrator or leader-educator in social service agencies, businesses and government.

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One of only two public universities in Wisconsin offering engineering degrees through the doctoral level, UWM’s commitment to research and powerful industry collaboration provide students with real-world experiences and a launch pad for in-demand careers.

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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.

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With locations in Washington County and Waukesha, the College of General Studies provides an excellent higher education that is both affordable and accessible. Its locations allow students to study in their home communities while getting a great start on a University of Wisconsin degree.

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Ranked as a top-tier research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, UWM offers a diverse range of graduate programs that combine faculty expertise and professional connections in the career, research and cultural capital of Wisconsin.

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The College of Health Sciences offers a complete range of nationally recognized, accredited degree programs. An outstanding educational experience awaits you that will enhance your career opportunities in the ever-growing field of health care.

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With a nationally ranked and accredited master’s program in library science and undergraduate and graduate degrees in information science and technology, UWM’s iSchool maximizes human potential through the power of information and technology.

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The largest UWM school, 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.

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With the largest nursing program in Wisconsin, our college is recognized for innovation, leadership in the profession of nursing and extensive collaborations with diverse community agencies.


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

Crime analysis student

As a leader in trauma-informed care, crime analysis, child and family welfare and school social work, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare offers powerful connections to jobs and real-world experience through semester-long field placements.