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Current Students

At MCW, delivering an enriching and engaging graduate education experience is the mission of our faculty and staff. We are dedicated to helping you discover your full potential and give you the knowledge and resources to lead in your chosen area of biomedical or health sciences. Whether you want to focus on research that evaluates chronic diseases or translate knowledge gained in the laboratory to improve the health of different populations, we are here to help you prepare for your journey.

In the meantime, our objective is to surround you with the right tools, technology, facilities and people to make your MCW experience the best it can possibly be. That’s why we’ve compiled the following links, forms and resources to help you find all of the information you need during your time here.

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For Your Information

Graduate Student Handbook
We are pleased to provide you with a copy of the MCW Graduate Student Handbook (PDF), which we hope will be helpful for both new and continuing students as you navigate graduate student life at MCW. This handbook provides information on the important rules and regulations surrounding your graduate study.

If you have any questions regarding the content within the handbook, or require additional information, please contact us 


Like most institutions, each semester at MCW has a specific timeframe for registration.

If you are a current MCW graduate student, you can access the course offerings through your EASI (Electronic Access to Student Information) account by clicking on “To view courses.”

Emails will be sent from EASI directly to your email account to remind you of registration. Please be sure to check your MCW email account for notifications.

You will receive a notification of start and end dates for registration. This information can also be found on the Academic Calendar below. Be sure to register before the end date, as there is a late fee of $250.00, which you will personally be responsible to pay.

As a reminder, all students need course director approval before signing up for classes. When you select your course, be sure to check with the course director. You may register once course approval is given. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us. 

Academic Calendar

Semester registration dates have been highlighted for your convenience so you don't miss the deadlines. If you miss the deadline for semester registration you will be charged a late fee of $100 which the student is responsible for not your department.

Please visit the calendars page or a complete list of calendars containing important dates and events.

View the Academic Calendars


As a member of the MCW Graduate School, you have joined an elite group of professionals from around the country and the world who are dedicated to careers in research, science and health.

In order to ensure that your experience at MCW is a positive one, we have provided the following orientation materials as a reference. These materials will inform you of the requirements and opportunities that come with your acceptance into our program, including a map of MCW’s campus, the current academic calendar, information on available student housing and campus parking. 

Student Life

Being a student at MCW’s Graduate School means that you are part of an elite group of professionals, focused on innovation, discovery and leadership in the fields of biomedical and health sciences.

Whether your MCW graduate education experience brings you to our Milwaukee Campus, or your are earning your degree online, you will be learning from and along side world-renowned faculty, including researchers and clinicians at some of the top hospitals and institutes in the country, such as Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Zablocki VA Medical Center and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute. 

Our innovative educational programs are customized for each student, designed to provide you with a personal and fulfilling learning experience, including the ability to contribute to world-class research, discovery and innovation. What will you discover at MCW?

Events Calendar

As the second-largest research institution and a top-rated recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the MCW campus is host to several events, speaking engagements, lectures and workshops featuring the latest discoveries in research and innovative thinking to improve health in our communities.

If you would like to list an upcoming event or if you have questions about the events listed here, please contact us.

Graduate School Tuition & Fees

Basic Tuition & Fees Information

If you have questions regarding tuition or your account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts, at (414) 955-8172 or mcwtuition@mcw.edu. Please refer to the All Student Handbook (PDF) for tuition payment policies and information.

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

2018-2019 Stipend: $30,011

Masters, Certificate & Non-Degree Students
Students seeking financial aid for MPH, MS or MA degree programs, visit the Financial Aid Office website.

Current MCW Employees
Tuition Course Approval Form - Human Resources (PDF)

Late Fees
There will be a $100 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 All Student Handbook (PDF).

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

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General Student Information

Email Access
As a Graduate Student at MCW, all communication will occur via the use of MCW email addresses, which you are required to use throughout your enrollment as a student. Please note you are required to use your MCW email account for all MCW activities.

Students in the joint degree programs from Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who have been assigned the use of an institutional email will not need an MCW email address.

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Upon admission to the Graduate School, an email account will be procured on your behalf, and both a user name and password will be communicated to you directly with explicit directions to your primary email address.

Please follow the link below to be directed to the portal to log in to obtain your MCW email address:

Access MCW email:

  • “User name” enter your new MCW email address (first initial last name)
  • “Password” enter the default password assigned by IS.

Change your password.- Scroll down to “options” in lower left corner.
1. Account – your user name
2. Domain – mcwcorp
3. Password – needs to be at least 8 characters

For assistance accessing your MCW email, please contact the MCW IS help desk at (414) 955-4357 or help@mcw.edu

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Every student at MCW will use D2L, an e-learning platform, for courses and course evaluations. A D2L account will be created for you. Directions with username and password will be sent to your MCW email address.

All students must complete end-of-course evaluations via D2L. Failure to do so will result in an academic hold being placed on your record. Further information on this policy can be found in the Graduate School Course Policy section of the handbook, entitled “Course Evaluations.”

For technical assistance with D2L, please contact lmshelp@mcw.edu

Phone Book

The MCW Phone Book is available from InfoScope, MCW's intranet. 

Library Resources
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) provides an extensive listing of library resources for our students, faculty, clinical and educational partners, as well as the public, including books, journals, articles, databases and much more.
If you’re new to MCW Libraries, we’ve complied a valuable listing of videos, guides and tutorials to assist you in finding the information you seek efficiently and effectively.
If you’re conducting research at MCW, you may wish to check out our Research Tool Kit, that provides a listing of the resources and services available to you, including how to find collaborators and funding for your research projects.

For those wishing to access MCW Library Resources off-campus, we recommending reviewing our remote access instructions.

Need library assistance? Contact MCW Libraries at asklib@mcw.edu or (414) 955-8302. 


Student Health Services
The Medical College of Wisconsin wishes to insure that all students have access to excellent high-quality health care.


General Student Forms

This section contains information on the general forms required by MCW’s Graduate School to meet various needs, requests and changes that you may have as a student, including changing your name or address, filing a leave of absence or requesting a transfer of credit.

Preparing for Graduation
Depending on your degree and program within MCW’s Graduate School, there will be several forms that you will need to complete in preparation for earning your degree. Here you will find information on the steps you need to complete before you will be awarded your PhD, Master degree, or graduate certificate from MCW.

Current Students
Please visit the Office of the Registrar webpage to review transcript-related information.

PhD and Masters Degree Completion Forms

Certificate Forms
Graduate School Career Services

MCW Graduate School Career Services offers a diverse array of services to help MCW graduate students and postdoctoral fellows explore and achieve their career goals.


Annual Campus Safety Report

Statement to Current Faculty, Staff and Students:

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. Access an electronic version of the report (PDF). A paper copy of this report may be obtained by contacting Medical College of Wisconsin, Public Safety, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226 or by calling (414) 955-8295.

Contact Us

MCW Graduate School
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8218
(414) 955-6555 (fax)

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