Environmental engineering is expected to grow 15% in the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations. The UW–Madison online Master of Engineering named option in Environmental Engineering provides the leadership, communication, and project management skills that employers demand.

Is this program right for you?

The UW–Madison online Master of Engineering named option in Environmental Engineering is the newest addition to the our top-ranking online graduate engineering program. Our curriculum was designed based on extensive surveys of engineers and employers, as well as on “body of knowledge” guidelines developed by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.


As a leader in engineering and environmental sciences, our degree program is ideal for recent engineering graduates and mid-career engineers who want to take on more advanced roles and responsibilities. UW–Madison’s online engineering programs are consistently ranked in the 10 top by U.S. News & World Report.


You obtain a broad and deep understanding of environmental challenges and environmental engineering solutions for our most pressing problems, and develop the skills to lead teams and build relationships with stakeholders.


Our delivery method sets us apart from other degree programs. Though the classes are online, the courses are very interactive. You work closely with world-class faculty based at a highly-respected institution, recognized by top employers around the world. You also have daily interactions with your cohort of other professional engineers to share knowledge, expertise, and networks.


What you learn

  • Apply concepts of key environmental engineering design principles
  • Use advanced engineering tools, risk assessments, conceptual analysis, and systems and creative design to assess problems and provide solutions
  • Work effectively across technical and organizational boundaries
  • Synthesize technical knowledge and demonstrate competencies in leadership, communication, and project management

Where & how you learn


  • Online; includes a series of required courses, approved electives, and a capstone design project


  • Use the internet, live web conferencing, and software applications to participate
  • Interact on a daily basis with other professional engineers and our renowned faculty
  • Complete a fixed curriculum on a semester schedule, but choose when to do most of your work each week—so that your career, family life, and travel schedule are not interrupted

Apply Now

All applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology or the equivalent, or from an environmental science program and includes coursework in math (calculus), physics and chemistry. International applications must have a degree equivalent to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree or show strong academic performance at an international institution comparable to a 3.00 GPA for an undergraduate or master’s degree; we do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores such as those from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent for at least your last 60 semester hours or have a master’s degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA; applicants with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted at the department’s discretion
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 580 (written), 243 (computer-based test), or 92 (Internet version)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • All applicants are advised to determine whether this program meets requirements for licensure in the state where they live. See the National Society of Professional Engineers website for contact information for state licensing boards.
  • Application deadline: December 15th

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