Master of Science in Energy (MSE) and Certificate in Energy
Do you have questions? Join us for a special Energy Education Program Virtual Open House! Click on one of the times below to register:
The Texas A&M Energy Institute is now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) and the Certificate in Energy.
For questions on the programs or application requirements, visit the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions page.
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|Applications Open:||Now Open||Now Open|
Leaders in Energy
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 Texas A&M Energy Institute offers an educational program with two options that are designed to introduce 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.
Face-to-Face or Fully Online
Through a 10-month long program, featuring thesis and non-thesis tracks, the Master of Science in Energy aims to expose students and professionals to (a) important energy challenges and opportunities, and (b) advances in theory, methods, technologies, and applications delivered by energy leaders from academia, industry, and government, through a module-based structure and a distinguished seminar series.
Emphasis is placed on creating the new generation of energy educated students and professionals who will be broadly educated on all components of energy through quantitative analytical methods and multi-scale systems based approaches.
Track 1 requires 16 modules, thesis, and seminars and results in 32 student credit hours. This track includes a research thesis and requires students to be Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas. Students will work in conjunction with faculty members affiliated with the Texas A&M Energy Institute. Track 2 requires 23 modules and seminars, and results in 36.5 student credit hours. This track is offered to students or professionals Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.
Students pursuing Track 2 – Non-Thesis in the Master of Science in Energy are free to select from the entire set of Elective Modules to design a custom array of courses. The Texas A&M Energy Institute suggests three Elective Course Themes in the following topical areas: Energy Digitization, Energy Policy and Management, and Sustainable Energy.
Face-to-Face or Fully Online
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.
Seven modules are from the required/foundational module list and three from the prescribed elective/specialized module list.
Read more about the certificate on the
Certificate in Energy page.
For a full listing of modules and courses, visit the Curriculum and Modules page.
Truly Interdisciplinary Impact
Seminars and lectures will be 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 Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- Mays Business School
- School of Law
are participating in the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) and the Certificate in Energy programs. Research thesis topics will be provided and supervised by faculty members affiliated with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.
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).