NIH Required Data

As a National Institutes of Health training grant funded PhD program, we are required to provide all applicants with information on our acceptance rates and time to degree completion.  This information can be found in the tables below.  For additional program statistics gathered by the Graduate School, click here.

Entering Academic
Year of Application
Total PhD Applications Received
Domestic International Total Received
2008/2009 10 6 16
2009/2010 14 6 20
2010/2011 13 17 30
2011/2012 11 10 21
2012/2013 19 18 37
2013/2014 12 6 18
2014/2015 8 8 16
2015/2016 13 3 16
 2016/2017 31 4 35
2017/2018 12 8 20
Entering Academic
Year of Application
PhD Applicants Offered Admission # Enrolled
Domestic International Total Domestic International
2008/2009 6 1 7 6 1
2009/2010 4 2 6 4 2
2010/2011 3 2 5 3 2
2011/2012 4 1 5 4 1
2012/2013 5 2 7 4 2
2013/2014 5 2 7 4 1
2014/2015 3 2 5 3 1
2015/2016 5 1 6 2 0
 2016/2017 10 3 13 5 1
2017/2018 9 0 9 4 0
Entering Academic Year of Application # Still Enrolled in Training Average Yrs. to PhD No PhD Earned
Domestic International Domestic International Domestic International
2008/2009 1 1 5.1 In progress 0 0
2009/2010 0 0 5.8 6 0 0
2010/2011 0 0 6.3 5.1 1*, 1˜ 0
2011/2012 2 1 5.6 In progress 0 0
2012/2013 3 0 3.3 5 0 1*
2013/2014 3 1 4 3.7 0
2014/2015 3 1 In progress In progress 0 0
2015/2016 1 0 In progress N/A 0
2016/2017 5 1 In progress In progress 0 0
2017/2018 4 0 In progress N/A 0 0

* Student withdrew; ˜ Transfer to another UW-Madison program; ^ Leave of absence