University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Life Sciences Communication

233 Hiram Smith Hall
1545 Observatory Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Tera Holtz
Phone: 608-262-1241
Fax: 608-265-3042
Email: lifescicomm@cals.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.

About the Life Sciences Communication Program

A Life Sciences Communication (LSC) degree prepares students for professional and academic careers communicating food and agriculture, energy, health and the environment in an era of rapid technological change and media convergence. LSC's Graduate faculty are among the most prolific and highly cited in the world, with exciting research programs in core areas of communication theory and methodology, emphasizing the life sciences. Students pursue a thesis-based or professional degree program.

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Additional Policy

Teaching (TA), Research (RA), and Project Assistantships (PA) are available. All TA position announcements are distributed to current students, and students with active applications to LSC programs, and are posted on the UW-Madison Student Job Center. RA and PA positions vary and are managed individually by the Faculty.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.