Future Students

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 #12 for environmental engineering and #16 for civil engineering for 2018, 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.


Graduate students are admitted annually, in autumn quarter. 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 non-thesis options.

Online Master's Programs
Pursue a master’s degree on a schedule that works for you with online courses taught by UW faculty. Three online master’s degree programs are offered: Construction Engineering, Sustainable Transportation and Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics. A new online Energy Infrastructure master's program will launch in autumn 2018.

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.

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