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Graduate Programs, Funding and Resources

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health offers training that provides world-class education and research opportunities leading to MS and PhD degrees. We consistently rank among the top U.S. research institutions, and students benefit from our emphasis on the rapid translation of discovery into practice.

For further information on program-specific policies, rules, and regulations, as well as Graduate School-level policies regarding admission, coursework, the awarding of degrees and certificates, and more, please refer to the Graduate School Guide.

Biomedical Graduate Program Consortium

The Biomedical Graduate Program Consortium consists of three degree-granting programs that work collaboratively to tailor students’ training to their individual academic and research interests. The participating programs are:

  • Endocrinology – Reproductive Physiology 
  • Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 
  • Molecular and Environmental Toxicology

More about the consortium

Funding and Financial Aid

Along with tuition remission and a stipend, resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, training grants, and financial aid.

Annual Stipend and Benefits

All doctoral students receive competitive stipends to cover living expenses. The benefits package also includes tuition remission and a choice of comprehensive health insurance plans which include medical, dental, and vision at a minimal cost. It is the same coverage offered to faculty and staff.

Training Grants

Many of our graduate students are supported by NIH training grants. Prospective students must be nominated by the Admissions Committee or by faculty mentors to receive training grant support. Opportunities may also be available during the first semester of study, and students are encouraged to contact the program for assistance with the nomination process.


Some students are supported by university fellowships administered by the university’s Office of Fellowships at the Graduate School. Prospective students must be nominated by the program, and awardees are chosen by the UW Fellowships Committee. Other extramural funding sources include NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, AHA, PhRMA, and more.  Students can receive application assistance from the program and the university.

Prospective students should check their program website for the most current funding information. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School.

Student Resources

Community and Professional Conduct

The Graduate School and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are committed to creating an environment where all students can thrive.

Health and Well-Being

Our students have access to excellent health resources.

Training and Development

NIH and HRSA training grants at the University of Wisconsin–Madison provide funding opportunities for students, and the Graduate School offers many opportunities for professional development.