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Degrees and Continuing Education

Our graduate program offerings include various degree types in broad areas such as bioethics, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, and public health. We also offer a supportive postdoctoral fellowship training experience as well as undergraduate research opportunities.
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Degrees and Continuing Education

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Postdoctoral Education

If you’re interested in pursuing postdoctoral education, MCW offers a highly rated postdoctoral educational environment that is filled with opportunities for you to continue to develop scientifically, learn new research and professional skills, and collaborate with world renowned scientists so you may develop a competitive edge over your colleagues in today’s competitive job market.

As a postdoctoral fellow at MCW, you will join a prestigious group of approximately 135 postdoctoral fellows and become part of a diverse community of professionals conducting cutting-edge research at a world-renowned institution. MCW’s Office of Postdoctoral Education provides resources and information to support you at all stages of your postdoctoral training, including seminars, workshops and retreats on career and professional development in both academic and nonacademic settings, annual IDP trainings, scientific writing courses, Office of Postdoctoral Education-sponsored annual awards (travel awards, Excellence in Science awards, Outstanding Woman Postdoc award), and the opportunity to apply for Postdoc Industry Consultants (PICO) – an experience unique to MCW where postdocs and graduate students work as consultants in local businesses to gain real world business experience and enhance their own marketability.

In addition, MCW offers abundant recreational, cultural and social opportunities, as well as a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

For more information on the postdoctoral education opportunities available at MCW, please contact us, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Undergraduate Research

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is one of the longest-running programs of its kind. Started in 1982, SPUR has provided significant, hands-on research experience to over 1,000 participants, many of whom have gone on to make significant contributions to science and healthcare. Many former participants are currently or were previously enrolled in a graduate/professional education program at MCW.

The SPUR application is generally available online from October 1st through February 1st. Applicants are selected to participate by the mentor of the lab they are placed in. Typically, participants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or master-level graduate program and must be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, we prefer participants who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, are a rising junior or senior, enrolled in a STEM-related major, and have interest in pursuing a health-related graduate/professional degree program. We invite international students who are currently studying in the United States on a F1 visa to apply, as they are eligible for selection/participation.

Those selected to participate will be expected to a) contribute for the full duration of the program and b) provide a full-time (40 hours/week) effort. Our participants receive a stipend of $3,500 and are provided with fully-furnished housing accommodations (including parking) on an as-needed basis. SPUR does not cover or provide compensation for any travel needed to get to and from Milwaukee, and participants are expected to cover food and any other miscellaneous costs associated with living/working in Milwaukee during the summer months.

Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) is similar to SPUR in that it provides an opportunity to get hands-on research experience under the guidance of an experienced faculty mentor. However, PURE is only offered during the academic year months (mid-August – early May), is unpaid, and only requires a part-time effort (8-20 hours/week).

We accept applications to PURE year-round. Those selected to participate can only do so within the dates of their home institution’s academic term dates. Further, participation in PURE is limited to the equivalent of one full academic year, though it does not have to be in consecutive terms. Although compensation is not provided, participants are often able to apply their experience in PURE to obtain some form of educational credit from their home institution.

Contact Us

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

(414) 955-8218 
(414) 955-0084 (fax)
gradschool@mcw.edu

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