University of Wisconsin–Madison

Information for Prospective Students

Before you apply . . .

LEARN about UW-Madison Geography

Be sure to tell us about your interests intersect with ours and ask any questions you may have about the program. You’ll learn the most about program logistics and funding from the Grad Director; you’ll learn the most about academic content from your interactions with faculty and students. Feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director by email (gradschool “at” or by phone (608-262-3861). If you’re on campus, stop by the office (143 Science Hall).


If you’re interested in arranging a visit, contact the Graduate Program Director. We’re happy to meet with you while you’re here, arrange for departmental tours and answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to work independently to set up meetings with faculty and students, but are happy to assist in making those arrangements.

Each spring, once admissions and funding decisions are made, the department makes special arrangements for admitted applicants to visit in late March or early April. Ask our Graduate Program Director about these visit opportunities.

Click here to learn more about applying to the graduate program at the UW-Madison Department of Geography.