UW–Madison online engineering graduate programs earn top ranking from U.S. News

UW–Madison Engineering Hall in the backdrop of a busy campus scene in autumn.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s online graduate engineering programs have received high marks from U.S. News & World Report. In its 2023 report, the magazine ranked UW–Madison’s College of Engineering 8th nationally for online master’s in engineering programs and 5th for online master’s in engineering programs for veterans.

Best online programs for Grad Engineering 2023 badge from U.S. News & World Report.This is the 12th consecutive year U.S. News has ranked these programs among the best in the nation. Rankings were based on data gathered in key categories, including student excellence and engagement, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and peer assessment of the programs. Ranked programs also excel at educating distance learners while offering robust career and financial support.

Ed Borbely, associate dean for interdisciplinary professional programs in the College of Engineering, expressed appreciation for the recognition in fostering an outstanding online learning experience.

“We work closely with alumni and employers to continuously innovate and ensure that our active learning programs continue to provide depth and breadth across engineering and management disciplines,” Borbely said. “Our team creates an environment that fosters an inclusive community of learners and achievers who are there for each other throughout their careers.”

UW–Madison’s College of Engineering, which also offers advanced degrees through its traditional residential and accelerated programs, has designed its online advanced degree programs specifically for working professionals. Faculty and program directors bring industry experience and distance education experience together for students interested in pursuing an advanced degree without disrupting their careers.

Current student Yaniz Santiago put these benefits succinctly: “As part of my career development and professional growth, I aspired to pursue graduate studies. I explored multiple programs at different universities. As an engineer, I didn’t want to leave my career, so I chose this master’s degree program because it tied in perfectly with what I loved to do as an engineer and my current role.”

In addition to earning the No. 8 spot overall, UW–Madison earned top rankings in these online engineering specialties:

To learn more, visit the College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Programs website. 

Above photo by Jeff Miller / UW–Madison.