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MS in Energy Policy and Climate

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Program Duration:

12 Months


Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time


Regular fees: 43400 USD

Increased demand for energy. Growing interest in efficient, renewable sources. Heightened awareness of climate change. You can help manage this delicate balance between the changing environment and an energy-dependent society.

Program Overview

With a foundation in climate science and a firm grasp on energy law and policy, you can make an impact now—and for future generations.

Start or advance your career in one of the fast-growing sectors in the world with a master of science in energy policy and climate degree from Johns Hopkins University. Learn the science behind renewable technologies and fossil fuel-based energy systems, explore the challenges climate change poses to people and the planet, and discover how strategic policy and sustainable energy can play a transformative role.

High-Demand Careers in Energy Sector

The 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report from the Energy Futures Initiative found that careers in this sector grew by 12.4% between 2015 and 2019 – and account for 5.4% of the entire U.S. workforce.

The U.S. Department of Labor lists several “green industry” jobs among the most in-demand, a few of which are expected to have unprecedented growth through 2028: wind turbine technicians at 57% and solar photovoltaic installers at 63%.

Extreme growth at every end of the industry creates a need for leadership roles, and those with advanced degrees and specialized knowledge are more likely to fill them.

Types of Positions

Job titles can vary from company to company; here are a few you might see in your search for careers in energy policy and climate:

  • Energy specialist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental project manager
  • Civil project engineer
  • Field technician
  • Stewardship manager
  • Digital advocacy specialist
  • Corporate sustainability manager/director

Alumni Success

JHU graduates went on to work at places like:

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • The Edison Electric Institute
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Smart Electric Power Alliance

Pursue Your Degree On Your Terms

Our energy policy and climate master’s program was designed for working professionals. Take classes on campus or 100% online, and choose to attend full- or part-time. You’ll also have the flexibility to take courses that best fit your career goals; we offer multiple tracks and a variety of electives.

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Posted on:

Program Duration:

12 Months


Master's Programs

Study Options

Full Time


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