Graduate Students

Are you looking to continue your education at an internationally ranked institution? The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison proudly offers a variety of graduate programs to fit your individual interests. Our collaborative approach between departments and across schools and colleges provides a unique experience to all graduate students.

When you arrive on campus, you’ll be welcomed into a vibrant community of scholars from all over the globe. For students interested in topics ranging from agriculture and natural sciences all the way to biochemistry and science communication, we hope you consider CALS.

For more detailed information, visit UW-Madison’s The Graduate School.

Master’s Degree in Life Sciences Communication
The Department of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison is a research leader in science communication with faculty and alumni who are among the most prolific and highly cited in the field. LSC offers two master’s degree options including a thesis-based track and professional course-based track. A degree from LSC prepares students for professional and academic careers related to communicating health issues, the environment, agriculture, and the biological sciences in an era of rapid technological change and media convergence. For more information on the program, please visit

Master’s Degree in Resource & Energy Demand Analysis
Do you have an interest in energy and natural resources? Want to be a part of a one-of-a-kind Master’s degree? In as little as one full year, earn your degree and enhance your career opportunities! The 31-credit Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) will help you make a difference in our world, with learning topics including energy and natural resource economic theory, econometrics, cost benefit analysis and sample design. Visit to learn when you can apply

Ready to Apply?
Visit the Graduate School for further information on admission requirements, cost of attendance, and frequently asked questions.

Online Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition
This unique, 12-credit online certificate program can be completed in as little as one year! It is aimed to advance your knowledge and experience in:

  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Complex Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Advanced Pediatrics
  • Clinical Nutrition Research

For more information, visit: Online Capstone in Clinical Nutrition

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Graduate Student Events
If you are interested in participating in events or workshops specifically for graduate students, take a look at the UW Calendar to see what’s being held each semester.

We encourage all graduate students to visit our Diversity & Community page to explore our personalized list of support resources and learn about our efforts to create a positive campus environment for minority students. This page also includes ways to report or address hate and bias incidents at UW-Madison.

If you are facing other challenges or want to file a grievance, please view our policy here.