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Online Master's Degree Programs in Wisconsin

Earning a master’s degree online through a program that allows students to view lectures and complete assignments remotely can be a convenient way to further one’s academic and/or career goals without having to relocate or commute to attend classes. In Wisconsin, there are numerous schools that offer online master’s programs in many of the most common and in-demand areas of study, including business administration, counseling, education, engineering, nursing, and social work. Wisconsin’s state universities and many of the non-profit, private schools in the state are active in offering online master’s programs in a variety of fields and specialization. Wisconsin residents can also take advantage of the many options for master’s-level study provided by schools in other states that offer online master’s programs that accept applicants from Wisconsin.

This page offers an overview of online master’s programs offered by Wisconsin schools in common and popular areas of study, based on an analysis of graduation data collected by the US Department of Education for its Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS). It also provides information on schools in neighboring and regional states that offer online programs in fields most commonly pursued by master’s degree candidates in Wisconsin.

Schools in Wisconsin That Offer Online Master’s Programs

Wisconsin’s public universities are part of a unified system that was created in 1971, when the Wisconsin State Universities System merged with the University of Wisconsin to create the University of Wisconsin System, or UW System. The UW System, which is one of the larger state systems in the country, encompasses 13 four-year universities, including two large doctoral research universities with campuses in Madison and Milwaukee, and 11 smaller universities located throughout the state. All of the schools in the UW System are active in offering online programs, and many offer online master’s programs. The UW System eCampus serves as a central hub for access to and information about the various online programs offered by Wisconsin’s public universities, including online master’s programs in many different fields, disciplines, and specializations.

The table below lists all 13 of the UW System’s four-year universities from largest to smallest based on IPEDS enrollment data.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)MadisonYes
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)MilwaukeeYes
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UW-Oshkosh)OshkoshYes
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater)WhitewaterYes
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire)Eau ClaireYes
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse)La CrosseYes
University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout)StoutYes
University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-Platteville)PlattevilleYes
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-Stevens Point)Stevens PointYes
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UW-Green Bay)Green BayYes
University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-River Falls)River FallsYes
University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UW-Parkside)ParksideYes
University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-Superior)SuperiorYes

There are also a number of private, non-profit colleges and universities in Wisconsin, many of which offer online master’s programs. The table below lists the ten largest of these schools based on IPEDS enrollment data and includes the location of each school’s main campus and whether or not the school offers online degree programs.

SchoolLocationOnline Degree Programs
Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeYes
Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW)MequonYes
Carroll UniversityWaukeshaNo
Carthage CollegeKenoshaNo
Milwaukee School of EngineeringMilwaukeeNo
Viterbo UniversityLa CrosseYes
Lakeland UniversityPlymouthYes
Cardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukeeYes
Edgewood CollegeMadisonYes
Saint Norbert CollegeDe PereNo

Schools in the Wisconsin Region That Offer Online Master’s Programs

Wisconsin residents may want to consider applying to online master’s programs offered by schools located in other states. Most colleges and universities that offer online master’s programs will accept applications from qualified candidates regardless of their state of residence, although some programs may have certain state-based restriction. Among the schools in the Wisconsin region offering online master’s programs are Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, St. Cloud University in Minnesota, Iowa State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and DePaul University in Illinois.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a private, non-profit university with its main campus Winona. The school offers a number of online master’s programs, including programs in various business specializations, such as accounting, business intelligence, human resource management, organizational leadership, and project management. St. Mary’s also has an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and online master’s programs in education, public health (MPH), public administration (MPA), and social work (MSW).

St. Cloud State University is a publicly funded school that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Among St. Cloud’s academic divisions are schools of Business, Public Affairs, Science and Engineering, Education, and Health and Human Services. St. Cloud offers a number of online master’s programs, including an online MBA program and online master’s programs in applied behavior analysis (ABA), criminal justice, engineering, education, and library and information science.

Iowa State University in Ames is the flagship school in Iowa’s state-funded system of higher education and the largest of the Big 12 athletic conference schools. There are online master’s programs offered by Iowa State in numerous fields and specializations through several of its academic divisions, including its Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. Among the types of online master’s programs offered by Iowa State are programs in business analytics, education, and a number of different engineering specializations.

There are several schools in Illinois that offer online master’s programs, including the University of Illinois’ flagship campus in Urbana and Champaign. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers online programs through Illinois Online, which has online master’s programs in computer science, education, engineering, social work (MSW), and other fields. DePaul University, a private, non-profit school in Chicago, offers online master’s in computer and information technology fields, including cybersecurity, data science, and game programming, as well as online master’s programs in nursing (MSN), public administration (MPA), and other fields.

The 15 Most Common Fields for Master’s Degree Studies in Wisconsin

Through an analysis of IPEDS data on the number of graduates from master’s programs offered by schools in Wisconsin, OnlineEducation.com has identified the 15 most common areas of study at the master’s degree level in the state. It is important to note that IPEDS subject area classifications do not align precisely with designations for actual master’s program. However, the data provides a representative overview of many of the general and some of the more specific areas of study in which students in Wisconsin are graduating from master’s programs.

  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Educational Leadership and Administration
  3. Social Work
  4. Business Administration, Management, and Operations
  5. Teacher Education and Professional Development
  6. Business/Commerce
  7. Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  8. Library and Information Science
  9. Accounting
  10. Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  11. Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  12. Education
  13. Engineering
  14. Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  15. Curriculum and Instruction

The sections below provide details on schools in Wisconsin and schools located in neighboring and regional states that offer online master’s programs in many of the fields listed above.

Online Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Programs in Wisconsin

The UW System offers several options for earning an MBA degree online through its affiliated universities. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has a flexible MBA program that can be completed online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format that combines online and campus-based classes. Students who opt to complete the UWM program online can choose from three concentrations: Business Analytics; Marketing; and Supply Chain Management. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) also has an MBA program that gives students the choice of taking all of their courses online, completing the degree entirely on campus, or enrolling in a mix of online and campus-based courses. The program has specializations in: Accounting; Data Analytics; Environmental Safety and Health; Finance; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Project Management; and Supply Chain Management.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UW-Oshkosh) offers a Professional MBA that is designed for students who have at least two years of experience in a business field and can be completed online or on campus in three to four years. In addition, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Eau Claire, and UW-Lacrosse are part of the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium, which offers an online MBA program that does not require applicants to have prior professional experience and can be completed in two to three years.

Marquette University is one of the private universities in Wisconsin that offers an online MBA program. The Marquette program is a 28-month, cohort-based, online program with a pathway for students who have an undergraduate degree in business and a pathway for students who have a non-business bachelor’s degree. Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), another of the state’s private, non-profit universities, offers an MBA program that can be completed entirely online and that features a study-abroad option and 15 concentrations: Accounting; Communications and Public Relations; Finance; Healthcare Administration; Human Resource Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; International Business; Management; Management Information Systems; Nonprofit Management; Public Administration; Risk Assessment and Management; Sport and Entertainment Business; Strategic Marketing; and Sustainability Management and Analytics. CUW also offers an online Professional MBA program for students who hold either a doctoral degree or have a master’s degree plus five years of professional experience.

There are two additional private universities in Wisconsin that offer online MBA programs. Cardinal Stritch University has an MBA program with concentrations in: Cybersecurity; Healthcare Management; Justice Administration; and Marketing. The program can be completed fully online, partially online, or through campus-based enrollment. And Edgewood University offers an online MBA program with a general business administration curriculum and an online MBA program with a Healthcare Administration concentration.

Wisconsin residents who are interested in exploring out-of-state options for earning an MBA degree online may want to consider the programs offered by two universities in the neighboring state of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota offers an online MBA that features optional campus residency and global study-abroad opportunities and electives in international business, medical industry administration, and entrepreneurial studies. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers an Accelerated Online MBA Program that is designed to be completed in as few as 18 months and that has three concentrations: Data Analytics; Social Media Management and Marketing; and Sustainability and Environmental Management.

Lewis University and Benedictine University in the nearby state of Illinois have online MBA programs that accept applicants from Wisconsin. The Lewis University online program offers concentrations in: Accountancy; Finance; Healthcare Informatics; Healthcare Management; Human Resource Management; Information Security; Information Technology Management; International Business; Marketing; Social Media Marketing; Operations Management; and Project Management. Benedictine’s program can be completed in as few as 18 months. It has seven specializations: Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation; Accounting; Financial Management; Marketing; International Business; Healthcare Administration; and Internet Marketing.

Online Master’s in Teaching and Education Programs in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), like many of the public universities in the UW System, offers a number of online master’s degree options for teachers and professional educators who are interested in adding a new specialization and/or advancing their careers. The School of Education at UWM offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Education Administration & Supervision program with tracks that can prepare students for licensure in six areas: Director of Instruction; Director of Special Education and Pupil Services; School Business Administrator; School Principal; School Principal/Director of Instruction dual licensure; and School Superintendent/District Administrator. UWM also offers an online MS in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration program, and an online MS in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education program.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has an online Master of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE) program that is designed for practicing teachers. Through the MSPE program, teachers and educators can earn an MS in Educational Psychology online. The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) has an online Master of Science in Education (MSE) program that is designed for licensed teachers, post-secondary instructors, and teachers in business and community settings. The program has a flexible curriculum that allows students to choose from specializations in reading, e-learning, instructional design, elementary and middle school instruction, and mathematics. UW-Stout also offers an online MS in Career & Technical Education program designed to prepare students for educational leadership roles at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as in industry and workforce education programs.

Through the College of Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-Stevens Point) teachers can earn an MSE online. The online MSE program has numerous options for specialization, including: Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Special Education; Family and Consumer Science; Health Education; Reading; and Special Education. While the program is designed to provide licensed teachers with advanced training in various educational specializations, it can accommodate students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field and who have not yet attained licensure.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-Superior) has three online MSE programs. UW-Superior’s online MSE in Instruction program has a track for licensed K-12 teachers and a non-licensure track. Licensed teachers who have three or more years of experience can earn an MSE in Educational Administration degree online in a program that has three concentrations: PK-12 Principalship; PK-12 Director of Instruction; and Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. UW-Superior also offers an online MSE in Special Education program online that is designed for licensed teachers who have several years of experience teaching at the K-12 level.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) offers an online MSE in Professional Development (MSEPD) program that gives students the option of choosing from 12 concentrations: Art Education; Alternative Education; Challenging Advanced Learners; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership; ESL/Bilingual Education; Health, Human Performance, and Recreation; Health, Physical Education, and Coaching; Higher Education Athletic Administration; Higher Education Leadership; Information, Technology, and Libraries; and Reading. And the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) has two online programs for teachers and educators: an online MSE in Reading program; and an online MSE in Student Affairs Administration program.

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) offers a range of online MSE programs in various teaching specialization. For example, CUW has an online MSE in Early Childhood Education program with an optional specialization in Early Childhood Literacy Program Administration; an online MSE in Educational Design and Technology program; and an online MSE in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education program with an optional Athletic Administration concentration. For licensed teachers interested in adding a new credential and/or license in Wisconsin, CUW offers online MSE programs in the following areas: Literacy/Reading Specialist; English as a Second Language (ESL); Gifted and Talented; Secondary Education; and Special Education. Finally, CUW has an online MSE in Educational Administration program that is designed to prepare professional educators for Principal or Director of Instruction licensure in Wisconsin. Cardinal Stritch University, another of Wisconsin’s private, non-profit schools, offers a similar MS in Educational Leadership program online, which is designed to prepare licensed teachers to become principals and directors of instruction.

Among the many out-of-state schools offering online master’s programs for teachers and educators, there are two in the neighboring state of Minnesota that Wisconsin residents may want to explore. The University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education program with six specializations: Academic Behavioral Strategist; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Early Childhood Special Education; Emotional Behavioral Disorders; and Learning Disabilities. The program requires students to complete in-person field placements, which means that students must work in a school or have connections with a school system in which they are able to work. And Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has an online MA in Educational Leadership program, an online Master of Education (MEd) in Learning Design and Technology program, and an online MA in Special Education program.

Note: Students from Wisconsin who intend to apply for licensure in Wisconsin after completing an online master’s program offered by an out-of-state school should research licensure requirements carefully, as licensure policies vary by state. In addition, Wisconsin residents who are considering online master’s programs in teaching and education should be aware that some programs require in-person internships and/or field placements. Potential applicants to out-of-state programs should contact a program representative regarding these requirements prior to submitting an application.

Online Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Programs in Wisconsin

There are currently no fully online MSW programs offered by schools in Wisconsin. However, there are several schools in nearby states that have online MSW programs, including Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI); and Loyola University of Chicago. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has an online MSW program with a clinical focus that can be completed in two to four years, although graduates from bachelor’s in social work (BSW) programs may be eligible for the program’s Advanced Standing track, which requires fewer total credits.

The University of Iowa’s School of Social Work offers an online MSW with a macro or community practice focus. The program is designed to be completed in three years of part-time enrollment and requires students to attend a yearly summer institute held at the school’s Sioux City campus. UNI’s online program is a clinical MSW program with a Trauma-Informed Practice focus. It has a traditional, three-year track and an Advanced Standing track that can be completed in two years.

Loyola University Chicago has an online MSW program that offers several curricular options: Leadership and Development (macro practice); and clinical practice. The clinical practice track has three specializations: Mental Health; School Social Work; and Health, Children and Families. The program can be completed in two years by traditional students and one year by students who qualify for the Advanced Standing track.

Note: Online MSW programs include field education, which requires students to complete in-person field placements at approved clinical sites and/or community agencies. Wisconsin residents who are considering programs offered by out-of-state schools should contact a program administrator regarding potential field education sites prior to submitting an application. Wisconsin residents who intend to apply for licensure in clinical social work should also be aware that licensure requirements for social workers vary by state. It is thus advisable to research Wisconsin’s licensure requirements prior to applying to an out-of-state program in order to ensure the program meets Wisconsin’s educational training requirements for clinical social workers.

Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Wisconsin

There are several schools in Wisconsin that offer Registered Nurses (RNs) the option of earning their MSN degree online, including the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UW-Oshkosh), Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), and Edgewood College. UW-Oshkosh’s College of Nursing has an online MSN program with a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) specialization and a Nurse Educator specialization. Both specializations can be completed in two years of full-time enrollment or three years of part-time enrollment. CUC has an online MSN program with a Nurse Educator specialization and two Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). All three specializations have flexible enrollment options and require a two-week residency on CUC’s campus. And Edgewood College offers an online MSN programs with four specializations: FNP, Nurse Administrator; Nurse Educator; and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

Outside of Wisconsin, there are numerous schools offering online MSN programs that RNs may want to explore, including several out-of-state schools in the Wisconsin region. Through Minnesota State University Moorhead, RNs in Wisconsin can earn their MSN online with a concentration in Nurse Education or Nurse Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership. Northern Illinois University, which is part of the Illinois state system, has an online MSN program that offers specializations in Nursing Education and FNP. Illinois State University, another school in the Illinois state system, has an online Nursing Systems Administration MSN program. And Benedictine University, a private, non-profit school located in Lisle, IL, offers an online MSN program with Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive Leader specializations.

Note: Online MSN programs typically require students to complete clinical and/or administrative internships at sites approved by the program. RNs in Wisconsin who are considering programs offered by out-of-state schools should contact programs prior to submitting an application about potential internship sites. In addition, RNs who intend to qualify for licensure in an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specialization should be aware that licensure requirements for APRNs, including NPs and CNSs, vary by state. Prior to applying to an online MSN program in an APRN specialization, RNs should contact their state board of nursing regarding licensing requirements.

Online Master’s in Library and Information Science Programs in Wisconsin

In the field of library and information science there are two Wisconsin schools that offer three options for earning a master’s degree online. The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has an online Master of Science (MS) in Library and Information Studies. The program focuses on preparing students to manage data and the information technology systems that collect and store various types of data. Students begin the program by attending a one-week orientation session on the UW-Madison campus and are required to complete a 120-hour field-experience practicum as part of the program’s curriculum. The iSchool program has five designated concentrations: Librarianship; Archives in a Digital Age; Data/Information Management & Analytics; UX & Information Technology; and Information Organization.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has two online master’s programs in information science fields. UWM’s online Master of Science in Information Science & Technology (MSIST) program provides training and instruction in IT user interfaces, web and mobile design development, data management, and information security. The MSIST program, which has flexible enrollment and allows students to take up to seven years to earn their degree, is designed for students who have a technical background and/or some professional experience in IT. UWM also offers an online Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program with a curriculum that can accommodate students who do not have prior IT experience. The MLIS program has four designated concentrations: Archival Studies; Information Organization; Information Technology; and Public Library. Students in the program can also opt to specialize through elective coursework in the following areas: Academic Libraries; Digital Libraries; Information Law, Policy, & Ethics; Information Literacy; Public Libraries; and Special Libraries.

Wisconsin residents who are interested in online master’s in library and information science programs offered by out-of-state schools may want to explore the programs offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Illinois offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Library and Information Science program with a flexible curriculum that includes two required courses and six professional pathway concentrations: Archival and Special Collections; Youth and School Librarianship; Information Organization and Management; Research and Information Services; Data and Asset Management; and Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence. UNI offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in School Library Studies program designed for licensed teachers who are interested in becoming school librarians.

Online Master’s in Accounting Programs in Wisconsin

Edgewood College is the one school in Wisconsin currently offering a fully online master’s in accounting program. The Edgewood College program is an online Master of Science (MS) in Accountancy program that can be completed in two to three years of part-time enrollment or one year of full-time enrollment. In order to qualify for admission to the program, applicants must have completed a list of ten undergraduate prerequisites, including courses in: microeconomics or macroeconomics; statistics; finite math; finance; financial accounting; intermediate accounting; cost accounting; business law; and taxation.

Wisconsin residents who are interested in online master’s in accounting programs may also want to explore the programs offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University in the neighboring state of Illinois. The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois offers an online MS in Accountancy (MSA) program that can be completed in 18 months of full-time or 24-months of part-time enrollment. DePaul also has an online MSA program that can be completed in as few as 18 months by full-time students. And DePaul offers an online MS in Taxation program that may be of interest to accountants who want advanced training in tax law and policy.

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota is another school in a nearby state that has an online master’s program in accounting. Through its Graduate School of Business & Technology, St. Mary’s offers an MS in Accounting program that can be completed entirely online, on campus, or through a mix of online and campus-based courses. The program can be completed in as few as 20 months.

Note: Wisconsin residents who are aiming to qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam upon completion of an online master’s program offered by an out-of-state school should research Wisconsin’s eligibility requirements for CPA licensure. Licensure requirements for CPAs vary by state and online programs offered by out-of-state schools may not fully prepare graduates for licensure in Wisconsin.

Online Master’s in School and Mental Health Counseling Programs in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) and Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) are two schools in the state that offer online master’s in counseling programs. UW-Stout has an online Master of Science (MS) in Rehabilitation Counseling program that can prepare students to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs) or Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). The program begins with a two-day, on-campus orientation session and uses a cohort model in which groups of students progress through a sequence of courses over three years of part-time enrollment. To graduate, students must complete a practicum and internship at an approved clinical site. The School of Education at CUW offers an online Master of Science in Education (MSE) in School and Professional Counseling program that has a track to prepare students for LPC licensure and a track for students who intend to become school counselors in Wisconsin.

Northwestern University in the neighboring state of Illinois offers an online Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling program through Counseling@Northwestern. The program requires students to attend two campus visits and has tracks for students with different educational backgrounds and professional aspirations. There is a standard track for students who studied psychology or a behavioral science at the bachelor’s level that consists of 24 courses, a practicum, and an internship; a Bridge to Counseling program track that prepares students who do not have an academic background in psychology/behavioral science for the standard master’s-level curriculum by requiring three introductory courses; and a Child and Adolescent track that includes two courses in youth counseling.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is another school in Illinois offering an online master’s in counseling program. The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by the Chicago School includes a 100-hour practicum and 600 hours of clinical internships that must be completed in-person at an approved site. The program, which takes three years to complete, also includes two required four-day residency sessions at the school’s Chicago campus. Bradley University and Adler University are two additional schools in Illinois that have online master’s in counseling programs. Bradley offers two types of online counseling degrees at the master’s level: an online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an online MA in Professional School Counseling. The Adler program is an online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Note: Internships and practicums are typically a required part of online master’s in counseling programs. These clinical experiences take place in-person at program-approved sites. Applicants to online master’s in counseling programs should contact program administrators regarding potential clinical placements prior to applying. In addition, Wisconsin residents who are considering online programs offered by schools located outside of Wisconsin should be aware that licensure requirements for counselors vary by state. It is thus advisable to research Wisconsin’s licensure requirements prior to applying to an out-of-state online master’s in counseling program.

Online Master’s in Engineering (MEng) Programs in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) offers an array of online Master of Engineering (MEng) programs in various specializations, including: Engine Systems; Engineering Management; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Data Analytics; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; and Sustainable Systems Engineering. These programs are designed for students who hold a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a technical field from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The average time to completion for UW-Madison’s online MEng programs is two to four years, although the Engine Systems and Sustainable Systems Engineering programs typically take a minimum of three years to complete.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-Platteville) also offers an online MEng program. The UW-Platteville program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering and it has four concentrations: Engineering Management; Control (Electrical) Systems; Engineering Design; and Structural/Geotechnical Engineering. And the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) has an online Master of Science (MS) in Manufacturing Engineering program that requires applicants to have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related field.

Wisconsin residents may also want to explore the options for earning a master’s degree in engineering online through the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grainger College offers online MS programs in: Aerospace Engineering (MSAE); Civil Engineering (MSCE); Environmental Engineering (MSEE); Industrial Engineering (MSIE); and Mechanical Engineering (MSME). In addition, Grainger College has online MEng programs in two specializations: Bioengineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Applicants to Grainger College graduate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or a comparable technical field.

Iowa State University is another school in the Wisconsin region that offers numerous online master’s in engineering programs online. Among the programs offered by Iowa State are online MEng programs in the following fields: Aerospace Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Energy Systems Engineering; Engineering Management; Industrial Engineering; Information Assurance Engineering; Mechanical; and Systems Engineering. The online MEng in Civil Engineering program offered by Iowa State has a concentration in Construction Engineering and Management.