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Online engineering graduate programs third in latest U.S. News rankings

January 8, 2014

UW-Madison is ranked third by U.S. News & World Report among schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs. This is the third year in a row UW–Madison has ranked in the top ten.

The distinction was announced today as the magazine 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,” said Wayne Pferdehirt, director of distance degree programs for UW–Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering. “We strive to offer our students the highest quality and best value in engineering education available anywhere in any format.

“UW-Madison’s approach to online engineering education seeks to create a highly engaging, collaborative learning experience between experienced adult students and world-class faculty. We are delighted that the quality of UW’s graduate engineering programs and the success of our students are recognized in these rankings by U.S. News and World Report.”

UW-Madison offers 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)
  • Mechanical engineering (controls)

More information on all of UW–Madison’s online engineering degree programs can be found here, or contact Wayne Pferdehirt at 608-265-2361 or, or Colleen Barrett, marketing director, at 608-263-6314 or

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