Energy Policy and Climate/Science, Technology, and International Security

The Certificate in Science, Technology and International Security is no longer accepting applicants. However, the MS in Energy Policy and Climate continues unchanged. Students presently in the Combined MS in Energy Policy and Climate/Certificate in Science and Technology program will be able to finish as normal.

Concerns over energy accessibility and challenges associated with climate change are national security issues. Energy is one of the most commonly alleged causes of war and other international disputes, and the impacts of climate change are increasingly seen as destabilizing forces. Moreover, energy issues are substantial constraints on military operations.

This combined program provides students solid training in both energy policy and national security, with an opportunity to develop a capstone project that can demonstrate synthesis of knowledge in both fields.

For students in either the MS in Energy Policy and Climate or the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security, the ability to pursue both credentials will help facilitate their goals for professional advancement by providing expertise in the policy language of security along with the scientific expertise garnered through this combined program.