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Graduate Education
  • Professor Snoke interacts with a graduate student

    The University of Wyoming provides world-class graduate education in a variety of fields. Award-winning faculty, state of the art facilities and resources and low student to faculty ratio create an atmosphere of success.

  • Faculty engage in a variety of innovative research projects at the University of Wyoming

    Research at the University of Wyoming is limited only by the imagination. Innovative research projects that expose graduate students to a variety of new techniques, study areas and opportunities abound.

  • Graduate students spend weekends at Vedauwoo near Laramie and the University of Wyoming

    Rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and mountain biking are only a few of the outdoor activities accessible in Laramie. Football games, concerts, great restaurants and more are only a short walk away!


Why University of Wyoming? 


UW's Natural Laboratory

The University of Wyoming is located within an unparalleled natural lab for research in energy, environment, writing, education and more.

Faculty and students collaborate

A Strong Culture of Student-Faculty Engagement

We are an optimal size for and have a strong culture of collaboration between faculty and graduate students.

Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Life and Physical Science Programs

UW departments collaborate to offer innovative interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the life and physical sciences.

Outdoor Program's Backpacking Trip to the Snowies

An Outdoor Playground

UW students live in an area of unique natural beauty with immediate access to a variety of year-round outdoor experiences.


Founder of Early UW Spin-off Company Sells His Success

September 27, 2012 — Twenty-five years ago -- in the days before there was a Wyoming Technology Business Center to nurture a business and the Internet to promote it -- Mike Kmetz was a pioneer

UW Professor’s Book Assesses Progress in Achieving Sustainable Economies

September 24, 2012 — More than 20 years after the landmark book “Blueprint for a Green Economy” presented practical measures for “greening” modern economies, two of the book’s original authors have revisited and updated the 1989 work to assess what is needed to achieve sustainable development.

Mount Moran Arrival Provides UW with a High-Performance Computing Site

September 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Mount Moran is built and will soon be ready for faculty to ascend new heights. In a manner of high-performance computing speak, that is.

UW to Offer Graduate Minor in Computational Sciences

September 14, 2012 — While discussion of creating a graduate minor in computational sciences at the University of Wyoming traces back to 2005, the presence of a supercomputer in Cheyenne provides some additional motivation for the university’s effort to create a unique skill set and help students across many academic disciplines land jobs in the future.

UW Announces Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Gift of $10 Million

September 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming today (Friday) announced a historic $10 million gift from philanthropist Marian Rochelle that will support the construction of a state-of-the art Gateway Center that will become the signature entrance facility to the university, connecting students, alumni and friends.

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Featured Graduate Student

Using sheep as a model, Desiree's research evaluates maternal over-nutrition during pregnancy and how an obese intrauterine environment can alter fetal development. Her thesis research primarily focuses on the F2 generation, and she along with her colleagues, determined that altered fetal development can result in metabolic disturbances in postnatal life, such as insulin resistance, increased appetite, and obesity, which can be passed on from one generation to the next.

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