University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

Master's Degree Program

Our MS in Freshwater Sciences and Technology program offers students a choice of two tracks:

Thesis track

  • Interdisciplinary research-based program for students interested in pursuing research positions or a doctoral degree.
  • Thesis requirement.
  • Applicants must be informally accepted by a faculty member who will serve as the initial major professor, and be primarily responsible for matriculation. Acceptance or agreement by a faculty member does not constitute formal acceptance into the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Professional Science track

  • Interdisciplinary science and business program for students who wish to apply their skills in management, industry, or business settings.
  • Internship requirement.
  • Professional core courses in business, management and communication.

Program details

Areas of study


Application information

Tuition, fees and aid

Courses and schedules

MS forms, publications and resources


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Tim Grundl
Graduate Program Representative
grundl@uwm.edu
414-382-1744