UW–Madison Online Graduate Engineering Programs Ranked 9th by U.S. News & World Report 

MADISON, Wis.—UW-Madison’s online master’s degrees in engineering were ranked #9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  

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. This year’s 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,” said 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,” said 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 program also ranked 7th for best online master of engineering programs for veterans.

The top-ranked UW online master’s degrees include options for the following paths: 

  • Engineering Management 
  • Engineering Data Analytics 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
  • Engine Systems 
  • Polymer Engineering 
  • Power Engineering 
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering 

To learn more, visit the Interdisciplinary Professional Programs’ website