Energy Policy and Climate

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 *Yes (starting in Fall 2015 students can complete their 10 courses in an online format)
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses

The program was originally designed by members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins, in conjunction with experts in applied science at regional and federal institutes and agencies.

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.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: We currently are not accepting applications to the online Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from students who reside in Arkansas or Kansas. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

*Online option is currently pending Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) endorsement.