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Online engineering graduate programs in top-10 nationally

For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked UW-Madison among the top-10 schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs.

This important distinction was announced January 15, 2013, as U.S. News & World Report released its most recent ranking of online master's of engineering programs, which required eligible programs to pass rigorous standards for quality education in the areas of faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity. "UW–Madison is honored to again be included in this prestigious ranking by U.S. News & World Report," says Wayne Pferdehirt, director of Distance Degree Programs for the UW-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering.

"We are proud to have the quality and success of our online engineering graduate programs recognized as one of the best in the nation. Our online master's degree programs provide practicing engineers who are not able to attend courses on campus with the opportunity to learn and engage with the excellent faculty and research for which UW–Madison is known the world over," he says. "Our goal has been to build distance degree programs that of the highest quality. We are glad that U.S. News & World Report joins our graduates in affirming the exceptional educational quality of these degree programs, designed in content and format to propel the career of working professionals."

The UW-Madison College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Professional Development offer a variety of online engineering graduate programs, in areas including:

      • Sustainable systems engineering
      • Engineering management (professional practice)
      • Engine systems
      • Polymer engineering and science
      • Technical Japanese
      • Electrical and computer engineering (power electronics)

Learn more about these programs at

Colleen Barrett