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 2022-2023, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,251 for Wisconsin residents and $25,577 for out-of-state students. It offers 308 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
822 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023)In-State$12,251
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 308 Graduate Programs
150 Master's, 118 Doctorate, 40 Post graduate certificates

2023 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 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 $12,251 and $25,577 for non-Wisconsin residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $674 for Wisconsin residents and $1,507 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
2023 COATuition Trends
2023 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$674$1,507
Books & Supplies$1,150
Room & Board$12,894 (On-Campus) / $12,894 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,154 (On-Campus) / $3,154 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,449$42,775
Off-Campus Total$29,449$42,775
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2019-2023)

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 308 major areas - 150 Master's (3 online programs), 118 Doctorate (1 online programs), 37 Post-Bachelor', 3 Post-Master'. 2,565 students have been conferred Master's degree and 4,642 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
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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Human Services
Physical Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Library Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
English Language and Literature
Legal Studies
Work and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation

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 822 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,412 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students5,645
Women Students6,307
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races345
252 students are younger than 22 and 711 students are older than 65. The school has 9,008 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,484 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under252
40 & Over711
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, 822 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,412 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment12,455
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses822
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,412
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses10,221
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses822
Wisconsin Resident299
Other State In U.S.470
Outside of U.S.52

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