University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

24898 USD/year
24898 USD/year
11861 USD/year
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The Department of Psychology offers two graduate degrees: the Ph.D. in Psychology and the M.S. in Psychology. Study is available in the following concentrations, which we refer to as programs.


All programs train students in the facts, methodologies, and theories of psychology, with special emphasis on developing research competence. The department has well-equipped laboratories and an on-campus training clinic. The city of Milwaukee provides additional opportunities for training at hospitals, social service agencies, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Note that all four of the department’s doctoral programs are actually combined M.S./Ph.D. programs, although students who already have a master’s degree in psychology or neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. If admitted, they will not be required to earn the M.S. at UWM if their master’s degree included an empirically based thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study Abroad: (Subtitled)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Perception
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Conditioning and Learning
  • History of Psychology
  • Learning and Motivation Theories
  • Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, and Health
  • Experimental Design
  • Current Topics: (Subtitled)
  • Single-Subject Research Methods
  • Advanced Physiological Psychology
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Experimental Child Psychology

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements


An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Completion of an undergraduate major in psychology (or neuroscience).
  • Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Receipt of positive recommendation by the Departmental Admissions Committee.

Admission is based on evaluation of an applicant’s entire record. In evaluating each application, the Admissions Committee examines such factors as GRE scores, grades, research record (e.g., research apprenticeships, publications, presentations, and senior or honors theses), and letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24898 USD/year
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  • National

    24898 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11861 USD/year
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