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I have created this page to provide information about graduate programs and internships to students interested in topics related to energy, environment and sustainability. Please email me if you have suggestions of programs to add.

Interdisciplinary Master’s and Ph.D. Programs focusing on energy, environment and sustainability

While interdisciplinary graduate programs focusing on energy, environment and/or sustainability are still relatively rare, new programs are being created all the time. I have begun to compile a list of such programs here to serve as a reference for Georgetown undergrads and others. These are all interdisciplinary programs that encompass some elements of natural and social science training.

US Programs

Arizona State University, MA/MS/Ph.D. in Sustainability (includes IGERT focusing on solar energy conversion)

Boston University, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies MA in Energy and Environmental Analysis, International Relations and Environmental Policy, or Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS

University of Colorado Boulder, Master’s of the Environment,  Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

University of California Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group (MA, MS or Ph.D. in Energy and Resources); Energy Science and Technology (Ph.D. is earned in a specific discipline/department; designated emphasis in energy science and technology), Environmental Science, Policy and Management (Ph.D.)

University of California Davis, Energy Graduate Group, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy Systems

University of California Los Angeles. D. Env: Env Science & Engineering; Ph.D. in Environment & Sustainability

University of California Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management  Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Energy Science, Technology, and Policy; Ph.D in Engineering and Public Policy

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (Phd in Sustainable Development); Columbia University Earth Institute (MPA in Environmental Science and Policy; MA in Climate and Society)

University of Delaware, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Master of Energy and Environmental Policy (MEEP) or PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy (PhD-ENEP)

Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy (Ph.D in Environmental Sciences and Policy; Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM); MPP in Environment and Energy)

George Washington MA in Environmental Resource PolicyMS in Environmental and Green Chemistry,  MS in Engineering Management

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (Master’s in Public Policy, with some coursework available in energy and environmental policy); see also Harvard Energy & Environmental Programs

Humboldt State University, Environmental Systems Graduate Program (MS in Energy Technology and Policy; MS in Environmental Systems)

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Program (MA); Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Energy Policy and Climate (MS)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Master’s Program in Technology and Policy (TPP);  MIT Energy Initiative

University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and the Environment (M.S. and Ph.D.); Other Programs in Sustainabilty

North Carolina A&T, Energy and Environmental Systems (Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Systems)

University of Oxford, MSc Environmental Change and Management, DPhil in the School of Geography and the Environment

Princeton University, Master’s in Public Affairs (M.P.A.), the Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P.), and the Ph.D. in Public Affairs, with a certificate (master’s) or concentration (Ph.D.) in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP)

Stanford University, Master’s in Sustainability Science and Practice;  Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (Ph.D. in Environment and Resources)

Stony Brook University, M.S. in Technological Systems Management, Energy and Environmental Systems Focus Area

University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Energy Science and Engineering Program (Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering)

University of Texas Austin, Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program (MA and MS)

Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Concentration in International Environment and Resource Policy (Master’s and Ph.D)

University of Wisconsin Madison, Graduate Certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy as part of a graduate degree in another department)

Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (MEM; Ph.D.)


International Programs

University College London (UCL), MPhil or Ph.D. from the Energy Institute

University of Melbourne, Master of Energy Systems

ETH Zurich (The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), Master’s in Energy Science and Technology (MEST); MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Science; MSc in Environmental Sciences; Master of Science ETH in Management, Technology, and Economics

Freie Universität Berlin/ Free University of Berlin, Master’s in Public and Private Environmental Management

Sciences Po, Master’s in International Energy

University of Sussex, MSc in Climate Change and Development; MSc in Climate Change and Policy; MSc in Energy Policy for Sustainability; MSc in Innovation and Sustainability for International Development; MSc in Science and Technology Policy


See also Green & Sustainable Energy Graduate Programs.

Please email me to request listing a missing program.


Internships & Jobs

This list includes links to databases that help you search for current job openings, as well as links to organizations that frequently offer internship programs in energy and environmental policy.

Internship Databases

Policy Internships

Field Based and Outdoor Science Jobs

For additional resources see:

Opportunities and Resources for Research and Activism in Energy and Environmental Science and Policy (Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley)