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Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Information for prospective Graduate School students


Fueled by Curiosity, Focused on Health

Thank you for considering MCW for your graduate education. Our renowned faculty and supportive staff are here to guide you on every step of your journey to becoming a scientist, researcher or health leader.

MCW offers a wide range of program options – spanning biomedical sciences, translational science, and public and community health – to help you meet your career aspirations, whether you are just getting your start in the fields of health sciences, or you are seeking to advance in your current position. Our educational environment is focused on fostering collegiality and teamwork, providing access to the latest technology and equipment, and designed to provide you with a specialized learning opportunity.

We encourage you to take a closer look and get to know us. If you have any questions on how to begin your graduate education experience at MCW, we’re here to help.


  • Degrees & CE
  • Things You'll Learn
  • Faculty Bios
  • Student Life
  • Tuition & Fees

Degrees & Continuing Education


As a graduate student at MCW, you may expect to learn the following throughout your educational experience:

  • Biomedical knowledge and/or knowledge within your program area
  • Research skills – lab and project planning skills, the ability to read and understand published research
  • Critical and creative thinking – the ability to judge the soundness of information and results and use valid information to reach new insights within your field of study
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – class discussions, question and answer sessions, formulating and writing essays or other assignments, working in groups
  • Professionalism – respect in interacting with others, completing assignments on time, punctuality, professional behavior
  • Lifelong learning and improvement – learning skills development, commitment to continued independent learning
  • Interdisciplinary commitment – motivation and the skills to pursue a career involving multiple disciplines

Faculty Bios & Research

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Student Life

MCW’s Graduate School is located at MCW’s Milwaukee campus, a top-ranked, nationally recognized center of biomedical innovation. As an MCW graduate student, you will be exposed to a rich and diverse community that is fueled by discovery and focused on health. 

Our faculty members include some of the top research scientists and health sciences leaders from across the country, and MCW annually ranks in the top third of schools receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for research. That means you will be learning from and along side top caliber faculty, who are as focused on your success as they are on their areas of research. In fact, MCW offers a Career Center to assist you in planning and finding a rewarding career upon receiving your degree or certification.



Career Center


Hudson Lab

If your field of study brings you to MCW, you will be immersed in a city that boasts something for everyone, including old-world charm, diverse culture, historic neighborhoods, professional sports teams, a vibrant performing arts community and excellent cuisine.


If you have questions regarding tuition or your account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts, at (414) 955-8172 or

PhD Students

All full-time PhD students receive a full tuition remission, health insurance and stipend.

2017-2018 Stipend: $29,136.00

The following fees are covered by the tuition remission:

  • All Students Fee (Fall & Spring Semesters Only): $40.00
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA) Fee: $35.00
  • Tuition Per Credit - Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters: $1,250.00

Masters, Certificate & Non-Degree Students

Students seeking financial aid for MPH, MS or MA degree programs, visit the Financial Aid Office website.

  • Tuition Per Credit - Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters: $1,010.00
  • Master’s in Medical Physiology Tuition: $42,000/year
  • Continuation: $225.00
  • Audit - Per Class: $100.00

Current MCW Employees

Tuition Course Approval Form - Human Resources (PDF)

Late Fees

There will be a $250 late registration fee for anyone not completing registration by the date indicated on the schedule each semester. There is also a $250 late payment fee for tuition not paid on time according to the Tuition Payments policy in the Student Handbook.

Late payment fee is in addition to any late registration fee.

Annual Campus Safety Report

Statement to Prospective Faculty, Staff and Students:

Annual Campus Safety Report

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) prepares and publishes its Annual Campus Safety Report in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, otherwise known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). This report outlines MCW’s security policies and discloses campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years.

This report is available to all current and prospective faculty, staff and students. An electronic version of the report can be accessed at this location. A paper copy of this report may be obtained by contacting Medical College of Wisconsin, Public Safety, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 or by calling (414) 955-8295.