About the Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School
We are a major component of the research engine of MCW that drives discovery, fueling the passion and creativity that lies within students and faculty to find solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
The Dean's Message
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Graduate School is dedicated to providing a rich and stimulating educational environment, supporting students who wish to study biomedical or health sciences. We are committed to supporting our students with state-of-the-art educational programs, customized for each student to deliver a unique and specialized learning experience, including the ability to participate in world-class research, discovery and invention.
Our graduate school experience is delivered by renowned faculty, committed not only to their specific areas of research, but mentoring the next generation of researchers, scientists and health leaders to further propel biomedical science and public and community health.
MCW is the second largest research institution in Wisconsin, and our faculty secures nearly $160 million annually for research. Our faculty and students collaborate on projects related to cancer, cardiovascular systems, genomics, proteomics, stem cell biology, neurosciences, traumatic brain injury and imaging, infectious diseases and immunology, and community and population health.
MCW’s Graduate School presently offers 13 PhD and 7 Master’s degree programs, as well as several graduate certificate programs, serving the needs of students in all stages of their career development. Additionally, we provide an intellectually challenging and enriching education experience, boasting innovative research opportunities for every student. Our one-to-one student to faculty ratio allows for unprecedented individual attention, delivering structured support to students, helping them to become leaders in their chosen field.
I personally invite you to learn more about the graduate programs available to you at MCW, and I look forward to assisting you on your personal journey to become the health scientist or health sciences leader that you wish to be.
Ravi Misra, PhD
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Professor of Biochemistry
MCW is a major national research center, and the largest private research institution in the state of Wisconsin, securing an average of $160 million in funding annually, including nearly $80 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
More than 400 students are currently enrolled in MCW’s Graduate School, a collegial atmosphere that boasts a 1:1 faculty to student ratio and an exceptionally collaborative environment with uninterrupted access to faculty.
To learn more about how MCW lives up to its mission, and the critical role our Graduate School plays within it, please visit the About MCW page.
The MCW Graduate School has received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for graduate level studies leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, and public and community health. Additionally, MCW is accredited for studies leading to a Master of Arts degree in bioethics and Master of Science degrees in healthcare technologies management, bioinformatics, epidemiology, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
The MPH program is also individually accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency which accredits schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health.
In 2011, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation body for all U.S. medical schools, awarded a full, eight-year accreditation to MCW – the longest period of accreditation possible.
MCW’s Graduate School will prepare you as a leader, putting you on a pathway to contribute meaningfully to the body of scientific knowledge and improved public health, whether you want to advance scientific research and help pioneer treatments to eradicate society’s most devastating diseases, or if you’re focused on helping your friends and neighbors in your community lead healthier lives.
Upon earning your degree or certificate, MCW will assist you in finding a career where you can apply your knowledge and skill. The majority of our Graduate School alumni have continued their successful careers in academia, industry and government.
Success Rates 2007-2016 (PDF)
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