Explore Our Programs

Congratulations on your admission! Our current students have put together a Guide for you.

Lindsay Pascal, a graduate researcher in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program.

When you begin considering graduate study, first find out as much as you can about the programs that interest you.  Start out by learning the admissions process and deadlines, faculty research interests, required and recommended curriculum, the funding landscape, and what the experience of other students in the program has been like. In particular, exploring faculty research interests is key to deciding for yourself if UW–Madison is the right university for you, and it is important as you articulate to the program’s admissions committee why you are a good fit.  The links below will lead down the right paths to exploring graduate study at UW–Madison.

Find out about the Admission Process including:

  • minimum admissions requirements
  • frequently asked questions
  • special instructions for international students

Look through our Academic Programs’ Profiles for:

  • application deadlines and test requirements
  • program’s contact information and website, where you can find faculty research interests, program-specific funding information, and details on academic requirements
  • catalog listing, which includes faculty members, coursework, and degrees offered
  • Our program profiles will tell you:
    • how many students apply and how many are admitted;
    • the types of funding graduate students typically receive;
    • and how long it typically takes to earn a master’s or doctoral degree, by program.

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