University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.77 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 110 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 26,726 (21,898 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,725 in-state; $24,762 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

UWM is an R1 Doctorial University "Highest Research Activity" school, which means the faculty are extensively published and influence the industry. I found most of the faculty approachable and shown a willingness to support my career goals. Class sizes were small and I knew most of the students in my cohort. Everyone is my graduating class had job offers by graduation, but many had nationwide offers months prior. Scholarships are slim, however, graduate assistantships are available to those who are willing to work on campus. UWM is a great public school value as it offers tuition discounts to students from Wisconsin, as well as many states in the midwest. Milwaukee itself is a manageable city size with endless employment and entertainment activities. The campus setting is in an affluent residental neighborhood near Lake Michigan.
1.33 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I completed my degree in school counseling completely unprepared to enter the workforce. Most professors have had little practice in actually providing school counseling services if they even had any. Much of the focus seemed to be on community counseling. As a school counselor, I would have appreciated more classes in the realms of curriculum planning. I came into my career having no idea how to write a detailed lesson plan. Although the practicum instructors were helpful in this manner, it was difficult to get a firm idea of a typical year writing guidance curriculum. If you are considering an education in School Counseling, I would avoid UW-Milwaukee. They do not help you gain the skills you need for your career
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

My education lead me to my career and I doubt I would have the job I have without getting my Masters
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Getting my masters was worth it to me. Investing in yourself is not a bad decision. It might not pay off right away after college, but it will open doors that one may not have thought of.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

They have a respectable math department. No football team, however.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a great education within an urban city environment. The university has a great reputation with the City of Milwaukee and provides many opportunities for it's students.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Research experience was great. Administration did not have it together. Departments were not on the same page. The campus location is pretty good with a fairly low amount of crime. Most professors are hard to find even during their "office hours" The campus facilities themselves are decent.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Wisconsin systems is amazing. I went to UW-Parkside for my B.S. in Psychology and was I ever grateful as I destroyed my Master's at UW-Milwaukee in 1 year. Great professors, awesome cohort and excellent resources to aid in speedy understandings of materials (Tutors). Plus all staff goes above and beyond if you ask for help or are applying yourself. Couldn't be happier. I am working on my Doctorates and am satisfied with the foundation paved that has me dominating in my field. Easy Licensing as well because its a state school and their program is linked to DSPS.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

The Lubar School of business has fantastic resources to help you develop both professional and academically. The professor treat you as their customers and desire nothing but for you to succeed. Coursework can be challenging especially if you work full time. Be sure to use proper time management when planning course load.
2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2006

It was an okay experience, I did not feel as supported as I would have hoped. I did learn a great in the classes though, loved the Trauma Counseling classes.
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