The Energy Institute’s 10-Month Master of Science in Energy

An overview of the master’s degree in energy.

Available Fully Online  or  In-Person

Application Deadlines
  Spring 2021
Applications Open: Now Open
Priority International
Applicant Deadline:
July 15,
2020
Deadline for
All Applicants:
November 30,
2020
Program
Starting Date:
January 18,
2021

What Our Former Students Say:

"The Master of Science in Energy gave me a broader understanding of the energy field. I currently work in a firm where I mainly use the knowledge acquired from the Energy Systems Engineering, Energy Accounting, and Economics of Energy courses, as well as my research, to solve day to day energy-related problems."

Frank-Eric N., 2017 Graduate

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

Program Description

Master of Science in Energy (MSE)

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 a new generation of energy educated students and professionals who are broadly educated on all components of energy through quantitative analytical methods and multi-scale systems based approaches.

Track 1

Face-to-Face

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.

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

Track 2

Face-to-Face or Fully Online

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

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.

Program Costs

Estimated costs for the 2019-2020 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 Master of Science in Energy for either Track 1 or Track 2, and the same costs apply whether completed Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.

Master of Science in EnergyResident /
In-State
Non-Resident /
Out-of-State
Total Estimated Cost$30,000$40,000

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.

Applicants receiving an offer of admission will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of 10% of the Total Estimated Cost to secure a place in the program.

Fast Track to Energy Leadership

Fast Track

The Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Master of Science in Energy (MSE) 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 degree 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

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

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

are participating in the Master of Science in Energy program. Research thesis topics are provided and supervised by faculty members affiliated with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.

Program Educational Objectives

The aims of the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) degree program are:
  • Educate students/professionals with the broad spectrum of important energy issues, energy technologies based on fossil and non-fossil resources, sustainable energy technologies, and their interactions with energy economics, entrepreneurship, law, and policy.
  • Enhance the quantitative skills and knowledge of students/professionals for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of energy systems, and prepare them for practical applications.
  • Develop and enhance students’ skills for independent research in energy.
  • Educate and train the new generation of “energy experts” to leading and impactful careers in the multi-faceted energy industry, the energy business domain, the law sector, the public policy sector, and the government.
  • Integrate and synergize educational efforts in energy from all parts of Texas A&M University that include (a) the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; (b) the College of Engineering, (c) the College of Geosciences; (d) the College of Sciences; (e) the Bush School of Government and Public Policy; (f) the Mays Business School; (g) the College of Liberal Arts; and (h) the School of Law.

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).

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Apply

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

Questions?

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

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