The Energy Institute’s 10-Month Graduate-Level
Certificate in Energy

An overview of the graduate certificate in energy.

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
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

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 (through a live broadcast or recorded videos).

The Certificate in Energy takes approximately 10 months to complete and there are two enrollment periods per year (Fall semester and Spring semester).


Select (10) ten from the following:
ICPE 601Environmental Issues of Energy Systems
ICPE 604Energy Systems Engineering I
ICPE 605Energy Systems Engineering II
ICPE 606Introduction to Optimization
ICPE 607Energy Accounting
ICPE 608Beyond Science and Technology:The Role of Policy in Future of Energy in the U.S.
ICPE 609Introduction to U.S. Energy Law and Policy
ICPE 610The Global Energy Future
ICPE 611Economics of Energy
ICPE 612Entrepreneurship in Energy
ICPE 613Natural and Shale Gas Monetization: Technologies, Fundamentals, Economics and Applications
ICPE 618Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, CCUS
ICPE 623Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Sustainable Resource Allocation
ICPE 624Energy-Water-Nexus
ICPE 629International Energy Law
ICPE 632Renewable Abiotic Energy Resources and Conversion
ICPE 633Management of Energy Projects
ICPE 634Energy Policy, Regulation, and Non-Market Strategy
ICPE 635Renewable Energy Law
ICPE 636Energy Industry Project Portfolio Management 
ICPE 637Data Science for Power Systems
ICPE 638Data Science Fundamentals for Energy I
ICPE 639Introduction to Machine Learning for Energy
ICPE 689Special Topics In…

Program Costs

Estimated costs for the 2020-2021 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 EnergyResident / 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.

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

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 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).

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions? Join us for a special Energy Education Program Virtual Open House!  Click on the time below to register:


Dr. Valentini A. Pappa
Assistant Director for Educational Programs

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


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

Application Information

What Our Former Students Say:

"This program is the best thing that has happened to me, career-wise. The modules are multidisciplinary, relevant, and applicable. All professors were approachable and encouraged participation. This made for a very warm learning environment. Take the course - you will not regret it!"

Trisha G., 2018 Graduate