The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides over 9,000 graduate students with access to the best programs for graduate study in the world. The quality of our graduate programs is shown by the success of our graduates and is recognized internationally1. NRC ratings identified 40 top ten graduate programs for UW-Madison, placing us third in the nation2. The Graduate School sets a standard of excellence and helps to ensure this high level of quality through regular review and approval of graduate programs.
UW-Madison educates the next generation of thought leaders through the more than 150 graduate programs that span all disciplines. The Graduate School partners with faculty, programs, and other units to support a holistic approach to graduate education where students gain transferable skills and breadth beyond their disciplinary area of expertise. The mentoring provided by the graduate faculty is an essential component of student development and achievement. The success of our programs is shown through our students who go on to lead and advance their fields in a wide range of career paths that include academic, research, teaching, non-profit, government, arts, business, industry, and entrepreneurial ventures.
Graduate students are an essential part of the institution and graduate education is integral to several university-wide goals. In addition to their own individual advancement through their graduate studies, our students play central roles in both the research and undergraduate education missions of the institution. One quarter of the university’s faculty/staff are graduate assistants. With a steady increase in enrollment of domestic minority graduate students over last 8 years, graduate students also enhance the diversity of our campus. Each year, more than half of the new graduate students who enroll completed a previous degree from a UW System school. A quarter of our graduate student population includes the best international students representing nearly 100 different countries.
The Graduate School will maintain our successful model of administrative balance, by valuing local expertise and autonomy of programs while providing central leadership expertise. We will continue service to campus through the operation of four offices: Admissions and Academic Services; Professional Development and Communications; Diversity, Inclusion and Funding; and Academic Planning and Assessment.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
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Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.