Civil & Environmental Engineering


From the roads we drive on to the water we drink, civil engineers play an important and transformational role in society. With several academic degree programs, research opportunities, and a welcoming community of faculty and staff, the UW-Madison CEE Department is home to the resources and guidance that prepares students for rewarding careers.



* GRE scores are not required for students applying to Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate programs (MS or PhD) for spring, summer, or fall 2022 admission due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit our Bachelor of Science Programs, Master’s Programs, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs pages for additional information.


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CEE faculty and students engage in research in several focus areas under three primary themes of mobility, water, and building with cross-cutting areas of infrastructure, energy, and the environment. Research opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students.


In accordance with campus and Dane County guidance, all in-person events are currently postponed. Check back for updates on our spring commencement ceremony as May 9 grows closer and feel free to contact CEE communications specialist Amanda Thuss with any questions.