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.
Our academic programs: explore the data
The Graduate School is invested in graduate student success and maintains high standards of academic quality and rigor, shown in our various statistical resources.
When you participate in professional development at UW–Madison, you build skills needed to succeed academically and thrive in your career.
November 23Writing Center Workshop – A Writer's Retreat 9:00AM, 6191 Helen C. White Hall
November 25Writing Center Workshop – Improving Style (sec 2) 3:30PM, 6176 Helen C. White Hall
November 27Writing Center – Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving 2:00PM, 6171 Helen C. White Hall
December 2Writing Center Workshop – Writing Résumés and Cover Letters for Graduate Students and Returning Adults (sec 2) 3:00PM, 6176 Helen C. White Hall
December 3Entrepreneurons – An Omnigap® Approach: The One-Sheet Business Alignment Plan for Leaders at Every Level 4:00PM, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
News and Announcements
Stay informed important issues affecting graduate students with news and priority announcements from the Graduate School.
Alumni career profiles
Explore the variety of career paths open to you as a UW–Madison graduate by reading the success stories of some of our alumni.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Holzbaur Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Chantell Evans graduated with her PhD in Neuroscience in 2015. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and was selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as one of 15 early-career scientists in the first cohort of Hanna Gray Fellows, a program that supports scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research.
Nurse Practitioner for UW Organ and Tissue Donation As a DNP student who was also working at UW Organ and Tissue Donation as an organ procurement coordinator, Adam Schneider leveraged evidence-based strategies on organ donation to inform his team’s protocols, resulting in more viable organs from donors. He earned his DNP in 2017.
City Traffic Engineer, City of Madison Yang Tao has been with the City of Madison since 2006, and currently directs the staff and operations of the City’s Traffic Engineering Division. Yang obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from UW–Madison with a minor in Business, and is a graduate of Madison’s Leadership Development Program.
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Research and Innovation
Our philosophy is clear and time-tested: the creation of new knowledge through research depends on educational excellence and graduate education is perfected through research. Our graduate students, and the work they do, illustrate this synergistic relationship. This Wisconsin tradition is built on a foundation of world-class faculty, diverse students determined to succeed, research innovation and facilities and programs second to none.
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Investing in Graduate Education
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) plays an essential role in supporting the innovative research and graduate education that are cornerstones of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These profiles illustrate the diverse and important ways that WARF contributes to graduate student success at UW–Madison.
PhD student, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Marin studies the interaction of agriculture, development, and the environment in the Brazilian Amazon, focusing on how zero-deforestation policies in the cattle sector affect both deforestation and agricultural productivity.
PhD Candidate, Zoology
Lucas studies population genomics and evolutionary ecology. He is fascinated by how ecological processes, such as population dynamics and species interactions, interact with genomic processes.
PhD student, Chemistry
Lianna's research focuses on the defect-driven growth of two-dimensional materials and their characterization toward solar fuels, light absorbers, and other electronic applications.