Graduate School Annual Report available

The Graduate School has released its Annual Report 2018-2019, illustrating achievements across the themes of service, diversity, and engagement. The Graduate School, led by Dean William J. Karpus, enrolls 21 percent of the student body at UW–Madison, over 9,200 master’s and doctoral students.

“Over the past year, we have continued to focus on and excel in areas of critical importance to the graduate education community,” states Karpus. “I am proud of the accomplishments of our graduate students, and I appreciate the dedication of the Graduate School staff, faculty, and program staff who support them.”

This year’s report describes:

  • Responsive improvements and efficiencies in admissions processing
  • Disbursement of $1 million in travel funding for graduate students
  • Six consecutive years of stipend increases for teaching assistants
  • New services for graduate students facing academic and personal issues
  • Support for students from underrepresented or marginalized identities
  • Access to data with a focus on career outcomes
  • Governance actions to ensure high academic standards for graduate education
  • Success in campus-wide coordination of professional development opportunities
  • Strategic engagement to build community and elevate awareness of student achievements

Read the full report, available here. Questions may be sent to