Energy Environments

Degree Offered

  • Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Davis College and the MS in Energy Environments degree program must:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a college or university, have at least a grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or an average of 3.0 or higher for the last sixty credit hours);
  • Have an adequate academic aptitude at the graduate level as measured by the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the New Medical College Admissions Test (New MCAT);
  • Provide three letters of reference from persons acquainted with the applicant’s professional work, experience, or academic background;
  • Submit a written statement of 500 words or more indicating the applicant’s goals and objectives relative to receiving a graduate degree;
  • International students have the additional requirement to submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper TOEFL examination or 213 on the electronic TOEFL examination if their native language is not English.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in major coursework.
Required Coursework
DSM 650The Creative Economies3
ENLM 500Advanced Negotiations and Ethics for Energy Land Managers3
ENVP 525Principles of Water Resources3
RESM 560Advanced Energy Project and Program Management3
Capstone Experience *
Select one of the following:3
Professional Field Experience
ANRD 595
Independent Study
Independent Study
Elective Requirements (in consultation with Academic Advisory Committee) **15
Total Hours30

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, graduates of the MS in Energy Environments will:

  • Possess in-depth, advanced knowledge in their discipline.
  • Possess broad knowledge of related STEM disciplines.
  • Understand and be able to articulate the relationships between energy extraction and use, environmental quality, and public policy within the broad context of sustainable development.
  • Be able to develop technical solutions to energy and environmental problems that include the impact of law and public policy.
  • Assess the economic realities of technical solutions, addressing such economic factors as market externalities, cost-benefit analysis, and the micro- and macroeconomic implications of the solutions produced.
  • Exhibit professional communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively to technical audiences, the general public, the media, and policy makers.
  • Adhere to codes of responsible conduct of research and behavior.