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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 School COVID-19 Resources
As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, MCW will provide updated information related to the Graduate School.


Graduate School Mission Statement
The mission of MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to provide world‐class research and training opportunities for students in the biomedical and health related sciences environment, which cultivates and integrates basic science and clinically oriented research, applied learning and community.
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.

Graduate Student Dissertation Defenses
The graduate school's upcoming graduate student dissertation defenses.


Degree Completion

Academic Calendar

Please visit the Office of the Registrar page for a complete list of calendars containing important dates and events.

View the Office of the Registrar

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 Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and the Versiti’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 and Fees

General Student Information

Anonymous Student Response
This space is intended to provide an opportunity for graduate students interested in sharing a comment, suggestion or concern to do so anonymously. Your feedback will remain anonymous unless you wish to add your contact information.

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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.


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

Degree Completion Forms

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. All PhD students need to set up a one on one degree completion appointment with the Graduate School once their defense date is set where all forms and requirements will be discussed. Master’s and Certificate students work with their program on degree completion requirements. Questions regarding degree completion, please contact gradschool@mcw.edu.

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) 955-0084 (fax)

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