The online UW Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management prepares students to lead efforts to protect vital infrastructure systems from natural and manmade threats. Students in this program gain a broad understanding of the complex and interconnected nature of our infrastructure systems – communications, public health, water, energy, food and transportation – while also delving more deeply into a system of their choice.
We also offer a Floodplain Management degree option for students interested in specializing in this area of study. This hybrid classroom and online program features specific courses that focus on coastal and riverine floodplain management.
Today's modern infrastructure systems are heavily interdependent –
a system of systems. Maintaining and preserving these systems is a rapidly growing field, requiring professionals from different disciplines who can forge creative solutions to difficult problems. In this comprehensive program, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to make infrastructure systems more resilient and secure for your business, community or region.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, including the government, private industry and the military. During the eight-quarter degree program, you and your classmates will form a tight-knit cohort that generates lasting professional relationships. Faculty and advisory board members have extensive experience in the field and actively support networking at the UW and outside the program. The capstone project also provides opportunities for you to gain real-world experience and make connections in a particular area of the profession.
Take advantage of our robust online instructional tools and technology to complete your degree no matter where you are, across the country or around the world. This program is perfect for working professionals, members of the military and others who cannot attend a traditional campus-based offering. Even though you study online, you still receive personal attention from instructors and work closely with other students using collaborative software and other learning systems.
Application Deadline for Main Program
June 1, 2016
Extended Application Deadline for Floodplain Management Option
May 20, 2016
Main Program Classes Begin
September 28, 2016
Floodplain Management Option Classes Begin
June 20, 2016
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Getting this master's degree was a complete life changer for me. I not only got a great internship related to my capstone project, but that internship turned into a really good job with more pay and greater personal freedom, and it's one that's more personally rewarding. I don't think any of that would have been possible if I had not gotten into this program.
David Brown, 2014 Graduate
IT Disaster Recovery Professional, Seattle City Light