The UW-Madison Department of Soil Science is one of the most prominent soil science departments in the United States. It is globally renowned for its excellence in research and education. The department implements the Wisconsin Idea to the extended community and provides all generations with an appreciation of the soil environment as a vital resource and understanding of the scientific basis of the environment.
The Environmental Remediation & Management program provides the skills to understand and help solve environmental contamination problems. These solutions improve environmental and community health, facilitate sustainable growth, and revitalize urban centers. With courses designed in cooperation with industry experts, your in-depth knowledge related to soil and groundwater will be complemented by effective written and oral communication skills as well as personnel and project management training. In just one year of study, you will gain the foundation and knowledge to bring positive change and begin your career to project management, and business development-level positions within the field of soil and environmental remediation.
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The Environmental Remediation & Management program provides the skills to help solve environmental contamination problems present at thousands of commercial and industrial sites around the world. These solutions improve environmental and community health, and facilitate sustainable growth and revitalize urban centers.
With many courses designed in cooperation with industry experts, your in-depth physical science knowledge related to soil and groundwater will be complemented by effective written and oral communication skills, as well as personnel and project management training.
In just one year of study, you will gain the foundational skills and knowledge to affect positive change and begin your rise to project management and business development-level positions within the field of environmental remediation, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
Eligible applicants will have:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- A foundation in the basic sciences and completed equivalents to MATH 221-Calculus & Analytic Geometry I, CHEM 103-General Chemistry I, and CHEM 104-General Chemistry II
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- GRE scores, if GPA is under 3.0, using institutional code 1846. There is no department code needed.
- Evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0
Application material required:
- Online application
- Statement of interest
- Two letters of recommendation
The tuition cost for this program is assessed at $1,100 per credit, and the program requires 30 credits of coursework for a total cost of $33,000. Students who have completed acceptable coursework already at UW-Madison may credit up to 2 classes (not more than 6 credits) to the program. For these individuals, this would bring the program cost down to $26,400.
In addition to tuition, there are other fees that may be assessed on a student’s account. Some of these fees are one-time fees; others may be assessed each semester depending on the student’s status, enrollment date, courses taken and if the student is living in University Housing.
- Segregated Fees are charges, in addition to tuition, assessed to all students. Segregated fees pay for student services, activities, programs, and facilities that support the mission of University of Wisconsin System institutions, including UW-Madison.
- Housing and Dining charges are assessed to students living in the Residence Halls and participating in the dining meal plan.
- eTextbook Fee is charged to students who register for courses participating in the e-text program
- Registrar Office Document Fee is a mandatory one-time fee that covers the cost of official university documents (such as transcripts).
- International Student Fee is applicable to students who are at UW-Madison on F1 or J1 visas and supports the International Student Services office.
- Late Registration Fee is assessed to students who begin enrolling in courses after a specific date each term.
Although students in this program are not eligible for teaching assistant, research assistant, or project assistant positions as this is an accelerated coursework-only degree, financial aid opportunities may be available to qualified applicants.
Scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. For information of scholarships available and instructions on how to apply, please visit CALS WISH portal.
Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be eligible to receive some level of funding through the federal direct loan program. These loans are available to qualified graduate students who are taking at least 4 credits during the fall and spring semesters, and 2 credits during the summer.
Private loans are also available. To learn more about loan opportunities, please visit UW-Madison’s Financial Aid website.
Funding Information for International Students
For information on International Student Funding and Scholarships, visit the ISS Funding and Scholarship website.
UW-Madison maintains a robust Student Jobs website with listings for both on- and off-campus employment opportunities.
The program guide with complete details about our Environmental Remediation and Management degree can be found here.
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Our campus requires newly admitted graduate and professional students to complete an online prevention training called ‘Graduate and Professional Students Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Relationship Violence.’ Newly admitted graduate and professional students are automatically enrolled in this required course and will receive notification via email from University Health Services (UHS) in the weeks prior to the start of the first term of enrollment.
This program, which takes about 90-120 minutes to complete, is designed to promote the health and safety of the campus community by increasing students’ understanding of:
- Dynamics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
- Safe and effective prevention strategies they can use
- Available campus and community resources for confidential support
- Victim rights and reporting options
Participating in this required program will equip you with tools to address violence in our campus community and contribute to safe and supportive learning environments.
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