Energy Policy and Climate

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The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. Moreover, they develop substantial expertise in energy law and policy making, as well as a working understanding of primary energy technologies, including both fossil fuel-based systems and renewable energy options.

Quick Stats

Course Locations Washington, DC; Online
Available 100% Online No
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses

Rooted in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the program is overseen by a faculty of distinguished instructors with valuable experience in the academic, public, and corporate sectors.

To earn the degree, you’ll complete 10 courses, including the capstone project—an opportunity to make an impact addressing a real-world energy or climate issue. In the capstone project, you’ll bring together the science, technological, law and policy knowledge learned during your coursework to create a final product and presentation to the environmental policy and climate community.