The Geological Engineering Graduate Program

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in Geological Engineering. The Geological Engineering graduate program is an interdisciplinary program between engineering and geology. Students in the graduate program include a broad range of engineers and geoscientists pursuing all facets of geological engineering as well as graduate students pursuing a geotechnical engineering degree within Civil & Environmental Engineering.

We have a dynamic graduate research program with engineering and geoscience professors, visiting professors, academic staff members, and more than twenty-five graduate students. Our research topics range from geoenvironmental engineering, water resources, hydrogeology, hydroecology, rock mechanics, structural geology, geosynthetic engineering, and sensor technology, to foundation engineering, site characterization, slope stability, soil dynamics, non-destructive evaluation, engineering geophysics, and alternative energy systems.

The graduate program accepts students throughout the year and offers research and teaching assistantships on a competitive basis. Students wishing to be admitted to the Graduate Program in Geological Engineering must satisfy the admission requirements of the UW-Madison Graduate School and the College of Engineering.

Graduate study in Geological Engineering is more than classes and research. Madison is a wonderful place to live with a variety of opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and socializing. Madison is typically ranked as one of the best mid-size cities to live in the United States (see USA Today article). The graduate student community has a strong social program with many group activities. Learn more about opportunites for activities at Student Life.

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2304a Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706