Graduate Programs Overview

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Madison, Wisconsin. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,197 for Wisconsin residents and $25,523 for other students in average.

It offers three hundreds eighty-eight graduate programs: 149 Master's, 199 Doctorate, 37 Post-Bachelor's, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,345 students have been conferred Master's degree and 4,176 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI
Graduate School Students11,858 students
604 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,197
Out-of-State$25,523
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 388 Graduate Programs
149 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 40 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $12,197 and $25,523 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.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$10,728$24,054
Fees$1,469$1,469
Cost per Credit$670$1,503
Books & Supplies$1,150
Room & Board$12,200 (On-Campus) / $12,200 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,066 (On-Campus) / $3,066 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,613$41,939
Off-Campus Total$28,613$41,939
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$11,943$11,988$12,010$12,180$12,197
Out-of-State$25,269$25,314$25,336$25,506$25,523

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 999 major areas - 148 Master's (3 online programs), 117 Doctorate , 36 Post-Bachelor', 2 Post-Master'. 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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Graduate Student Population

Total 44,257 students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Madison including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,858 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 5,670 male and 6,188 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,778 full-time and 2,080 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 604 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 540 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total11,858
Men Students5,670
Women Students6,188
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total11,858
Full-time Students9,778
Part-time Students2,080
By race/ethnicity 6,745 White, 284 Black, and 630 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
Total11,858
American Indian /
Native American
41
Asian630
Black284
Hispanic661
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
9
White6,745
Two or more races330
Un-Known299
246 students are younger than 22 and 644 students are older than 65. The school has 8,598 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,370 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total11,858
21 & Under246
22-243,831
25-294,767
30-341,651
35-39719
40 & Over644
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, 604 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 540 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,858
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses604
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses540
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses10,714
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses604
Wisconsin Resident200
Other State In U.S.388
Outside of U.S.16



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