• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Environmental Science and Engineering - Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison teaches you how to apply science to solve complex environmental problems. Our program is multidisciplinary, so you gain a deeper understanding of chemistry, biology, and systems thinking to better approach your work.

In just one year (fall, spring, and summer), learn to comprehensively address practical problems associated with drinking water and wastewater treatment, air quality, environmental chemistry, sustainable design, energy efficiency, and solid and hazardous waste remediation. Additionally, the Environmental Science and Engineering master’s degree explores the combination of law and practice, so you discover how to develop and enforce environmental policies and regulations that forge the way for a greener future.

What You Learn

  • Apply the latest technologies in drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment
  • Recommend best practices for sustainability and environmental protection of water, soil, and air resources
  • Select the most useful engineering approaches to protect public health from environmentally-derived hazards such as polluted water and air
  • Identify and remediate groundwater and surface water issues to protect natural resources

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
  • Water Chemistry
  • Water Analysis–Intermediate
  • Environmental Sustainability Engineering
  • Chemistry of Natural Waters
  • Chemistry of Air Pollution
  • Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Principles of Environmental Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The deadline is 15th of December annually.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 graduate credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program or from a recognized international institution
  • Submit a 1,000 word or fewer statement of purpose; include your technical areas of interest, coursework emphasis, research experience, professional goals, faculty members you are interested in working with, and any other items relevant to your qualifications for graduate school
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15007 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Based on one year time to completion (fall, spring and summer semesters). Additional student fees may apply.

Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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