Prospective and Incoming Students

Graduate School Prospective & Incoming Students provides a glimpse into graduate study at UWM and life in Milwaukee.

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Graduates of the MA Program have gone on to significant career success. Some have found success in applied research careers at national companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies including:

  • research associate, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • survey design and statistical analyst, Spring Arbor University, Michigan
  • research specialist, Center for Urban Population Health, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • analyst, United States Census, United States Government
  • development officer, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Elm Grove, Wisconsin
  • data analyst, LifeSynch, Dallas, Texas
  • researcher, Center for Age and Community, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • statistical analyst, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • research analyst, Presbyterian Church (USA), Louisville, Kentucky
  • case manager, The Mentor Network, Eugene, Oregon
  • research analyst, AC Nielsen, Schamburg, Illinois
  • program director, Wisconsin Works, YMCA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • project coordinator, American Society for Quality
  • market researcher, Market Probe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • research associate, Economic Mobility Corporation, New York City
  • research analyst, Kohl's Corporation, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
While other have gone on to careers as instructors or support staff in technical and community colleges including:
  • program advisor, Mars Hills College, Asheville, North Carolina
  • instructor, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • instructor, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin

Finally, a significant number of MA graduates have gone on to PhD program in various disciplines at major research universities such as

  • Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Sociology, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
  • Latin American Studies, SUNY University of Albany, New York
  • Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Library/Information Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee