Prospective Students 

The Department of Life Sciences Communication master’s and doctoral programs offer students the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are international leaders in the field. LSC graduate students pursue an individualized curriculum that is grounded in communication theory and methodology with an emphasis in the life sciences. The department offers graduate assistantships, university fellowships, and awards a number of donor-sponsored scholarships each year. We encourage prospective students to explore our website to learn more about our programs and to contact us with any questions.



Plan a Visit to the Department of Life Sciences Communication
We encourage all potential graduate student applicants to visit the Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC) at Hiram Smith Hall. The best time to visit is when most faculty and students are on campus, September through May.

We encourage applicants to contact specific faculty members to explore mutual interests.

Before scheduling a visit, please contact our Student Services Coordinator, Tera Holtz Wagner, or the Director of Graduate Studies, Bret Shaw.

While visiting LSC, sit in on a class or a SCIMEP research group meeting, or tour campus facilities and attractions, such as the student unions, or the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Finding LSC
LSC is located in Hiram Smith Hall, 1545 Observatory Drive.  Use the campus map to find us.

Getting Around Campus
The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is located in downtown Madison. Public transportation is an easy way to travel on campus and buses frequently stop close to Hiram Smith Hall. Information about bus routes can be found on the Madison Metro website and also at the bus stops themselves.

The closest public parking ramp to Hiram Smith Hall is Lot 36. There is also free after hours and weekend parking on campus. View the online campus maps with parking locations.

More Information
UW Visitor & Information Programs has information about the entire campus as well as the beautiful city of Madison.