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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Geological Engineering Program

Madison , WI

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Geological Engineering Program is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS) Geological engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Minimum of 30 credits; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Minimum of 51 credits; minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12
Applied
7
Accepted
2
Enrolled
58%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
81
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BS; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS; minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$12,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

14
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.14%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Eoenvironmental 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
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2226 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1380
United States
Contact Dr. William Likos
Chair
Email: likos@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-890-2662
Fax: 608-263-2453

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