Medical College of Wisconsin

8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

School Details

Medical College of Wisconsin is a four-year private school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The institution was founded in 1893 as Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and was formerly affiliated with Marquette University. MCW is one of only two medical schools in Wisconsin and is the only private medical school in the state. The school’s mission is to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists and to teach students to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality to their patients.

Medical College of Wisconsin offers master degrees, doctors degrees and certificates of completion in nearly 20 programs. PhD degrees are awarded in the following programs: basic and translational research, biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, public and community health and functional imaging. Master’s degrees are offered in Bioethics, Clinical and Translational Science and Public Health.

First-year medical students have the opportunity to join a Summer Research Program. This program will allow students to explore careers in biomedical research and academic medicine, gain research tools applicable to clinical practice, and develop mentoring associations with faculty members.

Medical College of Wisconsin has 1,257 students and 1,665 faculty members. Of all faculty members, 1,402 teach full-time and 263 teach part-time. About 84% of students study full-time and 16% study part-time. The student body contains 49% female students and 51% male students. About 62% of all students are white with the remaining students being Asian, black, and Hispanic. The mean age of students entering the class of 2011 was 23 years old.

Students have access to services such as academic counseling and career counseling.

Tuition costs $30,000 per year with $150 in annual fees. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need.

On average, about 65% of all applicants are admitted into the Medical College of Wisconsin. The non-refundable application fee costs $50. MCW applicants are required to have earned a minimum of 90 undergraduate graded credits, including prerequisites, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada and also must have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to matriculation. To apply for Wisconsin residency for tuition purposes, students need to complete the Wisconsin Residency Determination form.

Deadlines for Early Decision are August 1 and the Regular Admission deadline is November 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by date of completion, so admissions officers encourage students to apply early. Factors impacting admission include: academic achievements, MCAT scores, Personal Statement, academic letter(s) of recommendation, personal experiences, and interviews.

Medical College of Wisconsinis accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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  • Calendar System:
    Other academic year



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