Future Students

In-person advising suspended temporarily

Effective immediately, CEE Advising is transitioning to Zoom video chat and phone delivery of all advising services. Following University and county recommendations regarding social distancing, in-person advising will be suspended until UW resumes normal class operations. Advising staff will be working remotely whenever possible. Drop-in advising is cancelled, and we will be adding extra appointment capacity to mitigate this.

Prospective Graduate Students

Housed in an outstanding university, UW CEE offers one of the world’s premier graduate programs in the field. UW CEE’s graduate programs are ranked #17 for civil engineering and #23 for environmental engineering for 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Why UW CEE graduate studies?

UW CEE offers cutting-edge curriculum for graduate students pursuing a master’s or Ph.D. degree. Graduates enjoy rewarding careers in industry or academia, where they make a difference in the world.


The majority of graduate students are admitted annually, in autumn quarter, although a few online programs welcome new students on a quarterly basis. Learn about the various graduate programs and specialty areas:

Master's degree program
A master’s degree can increase competitiveness in the job market, advance an existing career, or serve as a gateway to a Ph.D. degree. UW CEE offers master's degree programs in six specialty areas with thesis and Professional Master's Program options. Depending on the focus area, students can select from in-person or online courses or a combination.

Online master's programs
Pursue a master’s degree on a schedule that works for you with online courses taught by UW faculty. Four online master’s degree programs are offered: Ph.D. program
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is intended for candidates with a high level of scholarship who are interested in conducting independent and original research in their chosen field of interest.

Information for special populations

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