More than 180 programs offer undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students the opportunity to specialize and refine, practice and perfect their research and practical skills.
We can't summarize the full depth and breadth of academic and professional opportunities available in the state's premier urban research university. But looking at our 14 schools and colleges is a good way to start.
- By the numbers
- 180 academic degrees and programs
- 1,600 faculty and instructors
- 5,000+ degrees awarded yearly
- $60 million+ in annual research expenditures
- 96% satisfaction rate among recent grads
The state's economic and cultural capital provides research, career, recreational and motivational opportunities for all. Read more »
- Majors & Degree Programs
- Nearly 200 programs emphasize research, career preparedness and innovation for students of varied backgrounds.
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- Graduate School
- Enrollment and program offerings are on the rise in our Graduate School, where 75+ masters and Ph.D. programs attract students and faculty worldwide. More at
Empowering today's best minds to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
At UWM, 14 schools and colleges offer nearly 200 degrees. Take a look, make a connection, meet your future.
Architecture & Urban Planning
SARUP is the only accredited architecture school in the state – and is recognized as one of the most innovative, specialized architecture/planning schools.
The only dedicated arts school in Wisconsin, the Peck School of the Arts offers rich, robust arts curricula, in addition to hosting 300 performances yearly.
Delivering management education that gives students a competitive edge in their professional careers. The programs of the Lubar School of Business offer students a rigorous, relevant education.
Classrooms to boardrooms, education majors access support and opportunity in an urban, metropolitan environment.
Engineering & Applied Science
Expert international faculty, and teaching and employment connections with established corporations and firms distinguish this accredited engineering college.
The only university in the U.S. dedicated to the study of freshwater supply, demand and preservation, SFS boasts a research facility that’s the envy of the world: Lake Michigan.
The largest school of its kind in the Midwest, the college boasts a broad range of top-ranked programs. Students have access to clinics, labs and a 90-percent employment rate.
From libraries to archives to governments, SOIS examines how information is created, displayed, managed and mediated.
Letters & Science
66 programs, 22 departments, 20 languages. Our largest college opens students’ minds to the world, and helps them develop analytical thinking and research skills.
Located near its public, partner organizations and community advocates, the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health conducts rigorous research and training.
Combining criminal justice and social welfare, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare offers students the education and experience to compete in competitive professions.
Centers & Institutes
Laboratories, interdisciplinary institutes and public-private partnerships nurture compelling research and scholarship. View all »
Center for 21st Century Studies / Center on Age & Community / Center for Economic Development / Center for Urban Initiatives and Research / Roberto Hernandez Center / Great Lakes WATER Institute / Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management / Institute of Visual Arts / Institute on Race & Ethnicity / Employment & Training Institute / Institute of World Affairs / Institute for Service Learning