• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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, some courses explore 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.


The  Environmental Science and Engineering - Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering program at University of Wisconsin Madison is recognized internationally for its strengths in the areas of wastewater treatment, water treatment, microbial ecology, modeling of microbial interactions, and the detection of air pollutants. 

Our core faculty have particular strength in the biological aspects of environmental engineering, as well as water chemistry and air quality, and in the emerging areas of bioinformatics and biofuel production. 

We conduct applied and fundamental research in both the natural and built environments. Laboratory experiments, field methods, molecular biology tools, pilot-scale treatment systems, analytical chemistry, and modeling approaches are combined to address scientific and engineering questions leading to a more sustainable water environment and better air quality.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Groundwater Hydraulics
  • Hydrologic Design
  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources Systems Analysis
  • Environmental Sustainability Engineering
  • Air Pollution Effects, Measurement and Control
  • Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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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

Applicants must also meet department specific requirements as outlined below:

  • 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
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 580 (written) or 92 (Internet version)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6089 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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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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Environmental Science and Engineering - Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
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