10 Reasons to choose the Master of Science in Energy or Certificate in Energy


The Texas A&M Energy Institute is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) and the Certificate in Energy.

Application Information


For questions on the programs or application requirements, visit the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions page.

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The Texas A&M Energy Institute offers a Master of Science in Energy degree and a Certificate in Energy.

2018-2019 Deadlines
Applications Open: November 1, 2017
Applicant Deadline:
February 15, 2018
Deadline for All Applicants: July 1, 2018
Program Starting Date: August 27, 2018

Earning the Certificate

Certificate in Energy

The Texas A&M Energy Institute’s certificate program, the “Certificate in Energy,” is offered by taking 10 modules of the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) degree program either Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.

For a full listing of modules and courses, visit the Curriculum and Modules page.

The Certificate in Energy takes approximately 10 months to complete (i.e., September 1 – June 30).

Program Costs

Estimated costs for the 2018-2019 academic year, including tuition, fees, program fees, and other university academic costs are listed below. This estimate covers university costs for a student’s full program completion of the Certificate in Energy, and the same costs apply whether completed Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.

Certificate in Energy Resident /
Non-Resident /
Total Estimated Cost $15,000 $20,000

Scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are available for many Texas A&M students. For more information on these opportunities, visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view our gainful employment disclosures and Full Disclosure Information.

Fast Track to Energy Leadership

Fast Track

The Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Certificate in Energy is designed to create the next generation of leaders in energy, this program targets both students and professionals who want to be educated on the high-impact and interdisciplinary facets of the energy research landscape through quantitative analytical methods and multi-scale systems based approaches.

The certificate program introduces students and professionals to the multiple interdisciplinary facets of energy ranging from an overview of energy technologies (fossil-based, renewable, and non-fossil based) to multi-scale energy systems engineering methods, to energy economics, law, security, policy, and societal impact.

Truly Interdisciplinary Impact

Interdisciplinary Impact

Seminars and lectures are delivered by distinguished energy experts from academia, industry, and government. Faculty from the:

  • Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • Mays Business School
  • School of Law

are participating in the Certificate in Energy program.


STEM OPT Extension: Not Eligible

The Master of Science in Energy offered by the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has CIP code: 30.9999.04 Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, this code is not among the codes on the 2016 STEM designated list. The majority of the courses within the Master of Science in Energy at Texas A&M University are individually designated as STEM courses, but that factor alone is not sufficient to merit a full designation as a STEM program. Therefore, students who graduate with a Master of Science in Energy are not eligible for the Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).