Graduate Program Overview

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a four-years, public school located in Madison, Wisconsin. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,175 for Wisconsin residents and $25,501 for out-of-state students. It offers 303 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
TypeFour-years, Public
Address500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI
Graduate School Students11,952 students
3,657 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$12,175
Out-of-State$25,501
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 303 Graduate Programs
148 Master's, 117 Doctorate, 38 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Wisconsin-Madison with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Wisconsin residents, the tuition & fees are $12,175 and $25,501 for non-Wisconsin residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $670 for Wisconsin residents and $1,503 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$10,728$24,054
Fees$1,447$1,447
Cost per Credit$670$1,503
Books & Supplies$1,150
Room & Board$12,548 (On-Campus) / $12,548 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,000 (On-Campus) / $3,000 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,873$42,199
Off-Campus Total$28,873$42,199
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$11,988$12,010$12,180$12,197$12,175
Out-of-State$25,314$25,336$25,506$25,523$25,501

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 303 major areas - 148 Master's (3 online programs), 117 Doctorate , 36 Post-Bachelor', 2 Post-Master'. 2,345 students have been conferred Master's degree and 4,176 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total2,3454,1762454
Men1,1111,6181353
Women1,2342,5581101
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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English Language and Literature
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
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Graduate Student Population

Total 44,640 students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Madison including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,952 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 5,645 male and 6,307 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,824 full-time and 2,128 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,657 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 5,263 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total11,952
Men Students5,645
Women Students6,307
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total11,952
Full-time Students9,824
Part-time Students2,128
By race/ethnicity 6,702 White, 284 Black, and 624 Asian students are attending at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total11,952
American Indian /
Native American
36
Asian624
Black284
Hispanic744
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
10
White6,702
Two or more races345
Un-Known396
241 students are younger than 22 and 666 students are older than 65. The school has 8,640 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,405 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total11,952
21 & Under241
22-243,836
25-294,804
30-341,703
35-39702
40 & Over666
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3,657 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 5,263 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,952
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,657
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses5,263
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,032
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,657
Wisconsin Resident1,558
Other State In U.S.1,278
Outside of U.S.764



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