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January 24, 2022

UW–Madison online graduate engineering programs rank in top 10

Written By: Staff

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s online master’s degrees in engineering No. 9 in the nation for 2022.

This is the eleventh year in the row that the online engineering programs, offered by the College of Engineering’s Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, have been top-ranked, ahead of many institutions known for outstanding engineering and online programs. The 2022 rankings were based on strong student engagement, robust student support, and program excellence.

“In a time of very large-scale online education programs in engineering, technology, and management, we’re committed to fostering an outstanding experience and relationships with each individual learner,” says Ed Borbely, associate dean at UW-Madison’s College of Engineering. “Our active learning programs will continue to provide depth and breadth across engineering and management disciplines and an inclusive community of learners and achievers who are there for each other throughout their careers.”

Part of what sets the online engineering programs at UW-Madison apart is that, unlike many degrees that pivoted online during the pandemic, they were always designed to be offered online—with working professionals in mind. Students learn directly from industry leaders and world-renowned faculty and can immediately apply what they learn to their real-world projects.

“I’ve recommended this program to many different colleagues,” says Payton Gunderson, a recent alumna of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program. “The professors in the entire program care about the success of their students, and the content is incredibly enriching. The MEM program has helped me grow as a leader and has made me a more informed, well-rounded person. I have nothing but positive things to say about this program.”

The 2022 rankings for UW-Madison programs include:

  • Master’s in Engineering Programs—#9 (tie)
  • Master’s in Engineering Programs for Veterans—#7 (tie)
  • Master’s in Civil Engineering Programs—#7 (tie)
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering Programs—#14
  • Master’s in Industrial Engineering Programs—#7 (tie)
  • Master’s in Engineering Management Programs—#9 (tie)
  • Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Programs—#11 (tie)

To learn more, visit the Interdisciplinary Professional Programs’ website.


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