UW-Madison online graduate engineering ranked among nation’s best

In 2024, U.S. News and World Report ranked online graduate engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison #11 overall and in the top 6 in multiple categories.

“Our commitment to student engagement and success have been critical since the rankings began. With nearly 30 years of leadership in online graduate engineering education, our world-class faculty, expertise and support for online-by-design, and our focus on a learning community have been consistent,” says Ed Borbely, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the College of Engineering. “We prioritize a balance of academic excellence and industry expertise in our faculty, ensuring our students gain experience applicable to their work. And we measure our success not only by our students’ achievements during their studies, but also in their accomplishments throughout their careers.”

The College of Engineering provides various avenues for pursuing advanced degrees, including traditional residential programs, accelerated options, and fully online degrees. Within this spectrum, the College of Engineering ensures flexibility for students at different stages of their careers and life journeys. A notable advantage of fully online degrees is their adaptability to students’ lives, seamlessly integrating with their professional commitments.

Notable for master of engineering management master’s student Ryan Horihan is the camaraderie woven throughout his experience. “The thing I enjoy most about the program is the interactive learning environment,” he says. “Even though we’re virtual, the professors care so much about us. It’s almost like we’re colleagues.”

Among the highly ranked UW-Madison online engineering master’s degrees options are: