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.

MS in Energy Policy and Climate

Format Online and Onsite (Washington, D.C.)
Entry Terms Fall, Spring, and Summer
Degree Requirements 10 courses
Length of Program 12 – 24 months
Tuition $4,089 per course*

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.

Program Overview: Hoover Dam and Copper Mountain Solar Complex Field Trip

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

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*Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of TrusteesMore information.