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.

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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World-class Graduate Education

Our graduate programs consistently earn high rankings from U.S. News & World Report. See our most recent rankings.


160+ master’s and specialist programs and 100+ doctoral programs
11,000+ graduate students
33% international students
2,500+ master’s degrees awarded annually
750+ PhD degrees awarded annually

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