Traditional M.S./Ph.D. program

The traditional M.S./Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of several options for graduate study. This guide describes admission, advising, degree requirements (M.S./Ph.D.), and financial aid for that program. For information pertaining to other programs, please consult the pages for the Professional Master's Program and the Professional Capstone Certificate Program.

Here is a cartoon overview of the requirements for the traditional M.S./Ph.D. program and a typical timeline. (Click to enlarge.) More details are available on subsequent pages. Historic versions of the guidebook are available in PDF format as "Related Files" under the cartoon. To search for a keyword in the current guidebook, use the "Printer-friendly version" below.