A Unique Master’s Degree in Energy
The Energy Institute’s 10-Month Master of Science in Energy
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.
Available Online or In-Person
|Spring 2024||Fall 2024||Spring 2025|
|Applications:||Closed||Now Open||Now Open|
|Deadline for All Applicants:||November 15, 2023||June 1, 2024||October 15, 2024|
|Program Start Date (Estimated):||January 8, 2024||Mid-August 2024||Mid-January 2025|
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.
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.
Students pursuing 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 Resilient and Sustainable Energy.
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 Bush School of Government & Public Service, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Architecture, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, Mays Business School, and School of Law.
Fast Track to Energy Leadership
The Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Master of Science in Energy (MSE), Certificate in Energy, and Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy are designed to create the next generation of leaders in energy, and these programs target 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 and the certificates 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.
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
- School of Architecture
- College Arts and Sciences
- College of Engineering
- Mays Business School
- School of Law
are participating in the Master of Science in Energy (MSE), Certificate in Energy, and Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy programs. Research thesis topics will be provided and supervised by faculty members affiliated with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.
Estimated costs for the 2022-2023 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, and the same costs apply whether completed Face-to-Face in College Station, Texas or Online via distance learning.
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.
|Master of Science in Energy||Resident /|
|Total Estimated Cost||$30,000||$40,000|
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).