MA in Energy & Environment

The master’s in Energy & Environment provides a professional training degree for students with an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, engineering, or management. This program prepares students for professional opportunities in energy-related fields by employers in the private sector (e.g., consulting companies, electric utilities), the government sector (e.g., Energy Information Administration, public utility commissions), and nongovernmental organizations (e.g., Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.).

Course Requirements

At least 32 credits (typically 8 courses) as follows:

Core Courses

  • CAS GE 516 Multivariate Analysis for Geographers*
  • CAS GE 519 Energy, Society, and the Environment
  • GRS GE 620 Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis
  • GRS GE 660 Food, Energy, and Water Policy
  • CAS GE 555 World Oil Markets or QST PL 852 Electricity Industry Strategy and Governance
  • CAS GE 712 Regional Energy Modeling or GE 550 Modeling Environmental and Social Systems

*Students with extensive backgrounds in statistics may, with permission of the Program Director, select a more specialized course.

Elective Courses

Two electives selected in consultation with the Program Director. Suggested courses can be found on the department website.

Language Requirement

There is no foreign language requirement for this degree.