In addition to a $1 billion annual investment in research, UW–Madison enjoys a strong global reputation for preeminence in graduate education.

Our approach blends a top–notch education with the deep, sophisticated research opportunities so crucial to a meaningful graduate student experience.

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Being part of the intellectual community at UW–Madison means connecting to the broader world through the Wisconsin Idea.

COVID-19 Updates

  • In a May 18 blog post, Chancellor Blank looks ahead to how the university will be operating this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community. Read the Chancellor’s message on planning for a safe return to campus.
  • The Graduate School front desk is currently closed to in-person visits. Graduate School services including admissions, academic services, and funding are still available by phone and email:
  • Information on campus support for graduate students, guidance on research activities, leave policies for graduate assistants, emergency financial support, and additional resources is available on the COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students page.
  • Additional updates are available at

The combination of a superb graduate education and one of the world’s most successful research enterprises is the signature of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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