New Graduate Options in Energy Systems & Environmental Policy

From Carnegie Mellon University:

In your career, do you want to affect change by addressing questions like these:

  • How do we move from energy systems that are based on fossil-fuel to renewable systems?
  • In a world where demands for energy continue to increase, how can we provide cost-effective solutions that keep our environment healthy?
  • What combination of technologies and policies will be effective, efficient and economical?
  • Which incentives will encourage governments to enact policies that reduce emissions, utilize new and sustainable sources of energy and generate economic value?

If these are issues you want to address then consider the following energy systems and environmental policy concentrations within the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program.

Our program combines theory (through coursework) and application (through experiential learning) to build a relevant and powerful foundation for your career. Our master’s program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in one of the Energy and Environmental job markets where public policy and management skills are in high demand.

Why an MS in Public Policy and Management?

The MSPPM program gives you skills in critical core areas for policy-making and analysis:  information technology, data analytics, economics, leadership, communication and policy. You build on this foundation with a concentration area in either Energy Systems or Environmental Policy which gives you a deep understanding of the technical and policy issues in these fields.

Concentration options to focus and hone your passion:
Which of these MSPPM concentrations is right for you?

Energy Systems

CMU’s Rankings:
#4- Engineering Schools
#9- Public Affairs Schools

Who: Students from science and engineering backgrounds.

What: This concentration (a partnership between the Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Engineering’s Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) master’s degree program) explores the science, technical and policy issues related to energy production, consumption and distribution.

Careers:  Management and policy positions in federal and state government, consulting firms, non-profit organizations, oil and gas producers, power producers, regulated utilities, transmission and distribution organizations, energy related technology companies, and Energy Supply Companies.

Coursework:  Core courses at Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management, energy courses at College of Engineering, electives can be taken across the campus
 
Experiential learning: Summer internship in the US or abroad, team-based capstone project course, opportunities with Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and other centers
 
Environmental Policy

CMU’s Rankings:
#8- Environmental Policy
#23- National Universities

Who: Students from any academic background.

What: This concentration provides a depth of knowledge in field-related areas including sustainable development, planning, economics, and environmental technology and policy.

Careers:  Management and policy positions in federal and state government, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.
Coursework: Core and concentration courses at Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management, electives can be taken across the campus
 
Experiential learning: Summer internship in the US or abroad, team-based capstone project course, applied research opportunities with numerous centers across the campus

To supplement your classroom learning, our global footprint provides opportunities to undertake internships or conduct projects in other regions of the world:

Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA; CMU-Australia; CMU-Qatar.

Generous scholarships are available to all of our students, which makes a Carnegie Mellon degree even more accessible.

If you are interested in this program, please create a prospective student account for more information.

If you would like to speak with a member of our staff or have further questions about our programs, we invite you to call (+1.412.268.2164) or email the Office of Admissions.

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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