The Energy Institute’s 10-Month Graduate-Level
Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy

Available Fully Online  or  In-Person

Application Deadlines

  Fall 2021
Applications Open: Now Open
Priority International
Applicant Deadline:
April 15, 2021
Deadline for
All Applicants:
July 31, 2021
Program
Starting Date:
August 23, 2021

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

Earning the Certificate

Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy

Through a 10-month program, the graduate-level Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy will prepare students and professionals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges in the energy sector.

Specifically, participants will be exposed to

  1. important U.S. and international regulations and policies in the energy and natural resources sectors, and
  2. advances in theory and practice, as well as applications of regulations and policies through case studies delivered by law, policy, and engineering faculty members through a module-based structure.

The Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy is jointly offered by the Energy Institute and the School of Law.

The Curriculum

The curriculum and instruction will be split between the School of Law (9 SCH) and the Energy Institute (6 SCH), and course offerings will include foundational Law courses, general Energy courses, as well as courses that integrate Energy Technology and Law. Courses from the Energy Institute and the School of Law will be available as face-to-face or distance learning synchronous offerings.

School of Law Courses

Select 3 of the following courses (9 SCH)
Prefix and NumberCourse NameStudent Credit Hours (SCH)
LAW 644Environmental Law3
LAW 659Water Law and Regulation3
LAW 674Land Use Law3
LAW 677Energy Law3
LAW 696Oil and Gas Law3

Energy Institute Courses

Select 4 of the following courses (6 SCH)
Prefix and NumberCourse NameStudent Credit Hours (SCH)
ICPE 608Beyond Science and Technology:
The Role of Policy in Future of Energy in the U.S.
1.5
ICPE 609Introduction to U.S. Energy Law and Policy1.5
ICPE 611Economics of Energy1.5
ICPE 629International Energy Law1.5
ICPE 633Management of Energy Projects1.5
ICPE 634Energy Policy, Regulation, and Non-Market Strategy1.5

Program Costs

Estimated costs for the 2021-2022 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 Technology, Law and Policy, and the same costs apply whether completed Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.

Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and PolicyResident / In-StateNon-Resident / Out-of-State
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.

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).

Questions?

Dr. Valentini A. Pappa
Assistant Director for Educational Programs
valentini@tamu.edu

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

Apply

Find out more about application requirements and components on our Apply page.

Application Information