M.S., M.P.S., & Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy

Program Description

Energy concerns include the quality and quantity of energy resources, energy security, and the impacts of energy generation, transmission and use on the environment and human health. The SE program prepares graduates to lead in addressing these concerns through the development of professional competency in transdisciplinary research and analytical skills. Working with Sustainable Energy faculty, graduate students have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary research using tools such as policy analysis, lifecycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, spatial analysis, landscape modeling, biomass estimation, job and economic impact estimation, soil carbon monitoring.

SE graduates advance into careers in academia, sustainable energy administration and management, scientific research, consulting, environmental advocacy, and a variety of other specialized positions related to sustainable energy resources.

Focus Areas

  • Policy analysis
  • Lifecycle assessment
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Spatial analysis
  • Landscape modeling
  • Biomass estimation
  • Job and economic impact
  • Estimation
  • Soil carbon monitoring

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Sustainable Energy Manager
  • Renewable Energy Analyst
  • Energy Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Researcher/ Scientist

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelors Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes