University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Schools

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (referred to as UWM) is a Public, 4 years school located in Milwaukee, WI. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $12,220 for Wisconsin residents and $25,651 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,509 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 24,565 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (referred to as UWM) is a Public, 4 years school located in Milwaukee, WI. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1969 - Current[Estimated Date]).
UWM Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Address2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone414-229-1122
Webhttps://uwm.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apply.wisconsin.edu
Financial Infohttps://uwm.edu/onestop/contact/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $12,220 for Wisconsin residents and $25,651 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,509 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 24,565 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 258 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$25,651
$12,220 for Wisconsin Residents
Student Population4,509
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs258 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $12,220 for Wisconsin residents and $25,651 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $669 for Wisconsin residents and $1,508 for out-of-state students.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)3 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is $12,220 for Wisconsin residents and $25,651 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.41% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Wisconsin ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$10,387$1,474$23,424$1,474
2018-2019$10,387$1,497$23,424$1,497
2019-2020$10,543$1,507$23,775$1,507
2020-2021$10,701$1,163$24,132$1,163
2021-2022$10,701$1,519$24,132$1,519
The graduate school tuition & fees of UWM is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Wisconsin. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Wisconsin graduate tuition is $17,695 (public) / $15,948 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee$12,220$25,651
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Wisconsin Graduate Schools$13,354$16,392
Public$9,339$17,695
Private$15,948
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,204 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.20% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,204. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.20% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,560$3,306$10,560$3,306
2018-2019$10,728$3,370$10,728$3,370
2019-2020$10,792$3,396$10,792$3,396
2020-2021$10,692$3,484$10,692$3,484
2021-2022$10,732$3,472$10,732$3,472
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $669 for Wisconsin residents and $1,508 for other students at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Wisconsin ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$649$1,464
2018-2019$649$1,464
2019-2020$659$1,486
2020-2021$669$1,508
2021-2022$669$1,508

Graduate Programs at UWM

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers 139 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,666 students have completed their study at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Offered Degrees at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6601,301
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship340171
Doctor's degree - other2067
Post Bachelor's Degree320121
Post Master's Degree506
Total13901,666
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Health and Wellness program with 44 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Library and Information Science program with 194 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 43 completers.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers 139 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 1,666 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,301 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 67 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 121 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 6 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 8 completers-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management8-
Architecture [+] 41 completers-
Architecture0$49,200
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning17-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology24-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
African-American/Black Studies1-
Women's Studies2-
Communication and Journalism [+] 10 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2-
Mass Communication/Media Studies8-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 72 completers-
Information Technology19-
Information Science/Studies22-
Computer Science31-
Education [+] 95 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction19$49,800
Educational Leadership and Administration53$45,900
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education9-
Special Education and Teaching13-
Art Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 59 completers-
Engineering59-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 17 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures10-
Linguistics1-
Language Interpretation and Translation4-
Spanish Language and Literature2-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
Library Science [+] 194 completers$41,200
Library and Information Science194$41,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences14-
Biostatistics2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Mathematics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 13 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution13-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 9 completers-
Philosophy9-
Physical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology2-
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 82 completers-
Psychology14-
School Psychology10-
Educational Psychology58-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 4 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4-
Human Services [+] 183 completers-
Public Administration9-
Social Work174$46,300
Social Sciences [+] 44 completers-
Anthropology3-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics9-
Geography1-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology4-
Urban Studies/Affairs6-
Social Sciences (other)16-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 32 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Dance8-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0-
Art/Art Studies7-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Music10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 127 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management14-
Athletic Training/Trainer5-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist5-
Public Health18$43,200
Occupational Therapy/Therapist31-
Medical Informatics9-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse15$62,800
Business [+] 240 completers-
Business Administration and Management155$60,900
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management8-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)77-
History [+] 22 completers-
History22-
Total1,301
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 4 completers-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management4-
Architecture [+] 3 completers-
Architecture3-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 2 completers-
African-American/Black Studies2-
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Information Science/Studies3-
Education [+] 10 completers-
Urban Education and Leadership10-
Engineering [+] 29 completers-
Engineering29-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Linguistics3-
English Language and Literature [+] 12 completers-
English Language and Literature12-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Epidemiology0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Mathematics9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 2 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2-
Physical Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Chemistry9-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 33 completers-
Psychology21-
Educational Psychology12-
Human Services [+] 1 completers-
Social Work1-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Anthropology2-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3-
Geography1-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology2-
Urban Studies/Affairs0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Public Health1-
Public Health (other)0-
Medical Informatics1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse12-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)2-
Business [+] 5 completers-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)5-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total171
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 67 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist24-
Nursing Practice43-
Total67
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 1 completers-
Aquaculture1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 10 completers-
Asian Studies/Civilization1-
Latin American and Caribbean Studies1-
Women's Studies8-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Information Science/Studies1-
Education [+] 8 completers$42,200
Education2$42,200
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Language Interpretation and Translation3-
Library Science [+] 4 completers-
Library and Information Science4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 17 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0-
Gerontology7-
Museology/Museum Studies7-
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0-
Dispute Resolution3-
Human Services [+] 2 completers-
Social Work (other)2-
Social Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Criminology0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Digital Arts0-
Music3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 58 completers-
Health and Wellness44-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor10-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)4-
Business [+] 7 completers-
Business/Commerce3-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management2-
Investments and Securities2-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Real Estate0-
Taxation0-
Total121
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing6-
Clinical Nurse Specialist0-
Total6

Graduate Student Population at UWM

For academic year 2021-2022, total 4,509 students enrolled into University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate schools where it has total 24,565 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,645 full-time and 1,864 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,744 male and 2,765 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,5091,7442,765
Full-time2,6451,0231,622
Part-tme1,8647211,143
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,961 White (65.67%), 260 Black/African American (5.77%), 289 Hispanic (6.41%), 200 Asian (4.44%), and 799 students with other races. 574 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,5091,7442,765
American Indian/Native American18612
Asian20074126
Black/African American26065195
Hispanic28995194
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander541
White2,9611,1001,861
Two More1194475
Un-Known833548
Non-resident Alien574321253
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,149 graduate students (47.66% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,547 graduate students (34.31% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,509
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,149
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,547
Not in Online Courses813
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 1,110 students are aged 20 to 24 (24.62% of total students), 205 students are aged above 50 (4.55%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,5091,7442,765
Age 20-21311219
Age 22-241,079325754
Age 25-291,487619868
Age 30-34842362480
Age 35-39463211252
Age 40-49402142260
Age 50-6419166125
Over 641477

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