Information for Prospective Graduate Students


General Information

How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tips for Applying

Resources for Historically Disadvantaged and Underrepresented Students of Color

Reapplication, Reentry, Deferral, or Change of Major


Funding for graduate students through the department of Sociology
The Department guarantees five continuous years of funding to all admitted students.

Application Fee Grants
The Graduate School at UW-Madison offers a limited number of application fee grants to qualified targeted applicants.

GRE Fee Reduction Certificates
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) fee reduction program offers a limited number of GRE Fee Reduction Certificates to applicants meeting income eligibility requirements.

Environmental Studies Certificate
Graduate Training Program at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (for incoming students)

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Federal program; incoming and 1st year graduate students are eligible.

More prospective student funding resources

UW-Madison links

Your Student Experience Learn about life in Madison and the academic programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Apply on-line for admission.

Guide to Graduate Student Life Information from the Graduate Student Collaborative: Connecting graduate students to one another, the university and the community.

If you have further questions, please email our Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Alice Justice, at