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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Life Sciences Communication

Madison, WI

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Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Department of Life Sciences Communication is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mass communications
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Life sciences communication
Master of Science (MS) Life sciences communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
8
Accepted
4
Enrolled
62%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in a communication field or related area of study

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.65%
Black or African American 2.33%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.33%
Asian 2.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 30.23%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 9
Male (8)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Science and risk communication, new communication technologies, health communication, mass communication, political communication, history of communication, indigenous communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1380
United States
Contact Prof. Jacqueline Hitchon McSweeney
Chair
Phone: 608-262-1464
Fax: 608-265-3042