The Freshwater and Marine Sciences (FMS) Program is an interdisciplinary graduate training program that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees to students interested in the science of freshwater and marine ecosystems.

On a national scale, the program is unique in its emphasis on the science of freshwater and marine systems from physical, chemical, and biological perspectives. The program is designed to highlight its interdisciplinary scientific strength, and thus core course requirements are limited so that course work can be tailored to students’ needs and interests. The primary focus is to promote excellence in research through faculty mentorship. Affiliated faculty are active researchers who provide students with diverse, interdisciplinary training opportunities.

The FMS Program is part of the College of Letters & Science (L&S), the largest college on the UW-Madison campus. L&S offers a liberal arts education that is both broad and deep, encouraging intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.