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Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (online)

Shape the Future of Clean Energy

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    21
    Months

    Part-time
    10
    Courses

    Online
    No
    GRE/GMAT

    Required
    August 30,
    2021

    Start Date
    John Banks, Professor

    Climate change is the foremost challenge of our time, and this graduate degree in sustainable energy is a timely and remarkable opportunity to explore the critical role sustainable energy plays in tackling this challenge. Whether you are in the public or private sector, this degree will provide you with the foundational knowledge and analytical framework to address a wide array of issues.

    John Banks, Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS

    The sustainable energy sector is poised for rapid growth on a global scale, due to the decreasing cost of building clean energy infrastructure as well as continuing pressure from the climate crisis. As organizations and governments worldwide address the challenges associated with transitioning to clean power, demand will also increase for leaders and sustainable energy professionals who can push these initiatives forward.

    The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) developed the Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (online) to fill that demand. Designed with input from industry experts, our program equips graduates with the skills they need to thrive in a global, rapidly growing field. The program’s curriculum covers economics, policy and finance within the context of the sustainable energy market. Whether you’re interested in shaping energy policy on a national or international scale, working with organizations to help them transition to clean energy or want to pursue academic research, the skills and professional network you build through the MA in Sustainable Energy at Johns Hopkins SAIS can help you succeed.

    Once enrolled, you become part of a community full of talented professionals who are passionate, driven and share a relentless curiosity. The program challenges students to help solve some of the most complex problems we face in the world today. However, you will have the resources of one of the top universities in the world, and a community that is committed to supporting one another.

    Ranked #11 global universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins is uniquely positioned to give graduates the tools they need to make a difference and advance their careers.

    Renewables are already the world's second largest source of electricity, but their deployment still needs to accelerate if we are to achieve long-term climate, air quality and energy access goals.


    Dr. Fatih Birol
    Executive Director at The International Energy Agency


    Sustainable Energy Career and Industry Outlook

    In April 2019, renewable energy made up 23% of U.S. power generation, outpacing coal for the first time in history. Globally, renewable energy makes up 24% of electricity generation, and is expected to grow to 30% by 2024.

    While this rapid growth presents opportunities, there is still a considerable amount of work to be done in terms of implementation, consumer education, governmental policy and organizational strategy, in both developed and emerging markets.

    Johns Hopkins SAIS students, whether they take courses online or on-campus, can also take advantage of our robust career services, which include access to tailored job searches, career coaching, networking and professional development opportunities. Visit our sustainable energy careers page for more information.

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    Sustainable Energy Curriculum

    The MA in Sustainable Energy is a 40-credit program with sustainable energy courses covering finance, economics, international energy markets, and policy. It is a cohort-based program that is delivered online and is completed in 21 months. The curriculum has been designed to align with the expertise that energy sector employers need the most. Graduates will have opportunities to develop their knowledge as well as apply what they’ve learned to real-world challenges.

    In addition to online coursework, the program features two one-of-a-kind residency experiences, giving students the opportunity to connect in-person with their cohort and other members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS community, as well as participate in rich experiential learning opportunities. For any questions or concerns regarding the in-person residencies, connect with an admissions counselor via chat or submit the request information form. You can also visit our residency experience page for more information. View the course list below, or visit the curriculum page for full course descriptions.

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    Sustainable Energy Course List

    • Introduction to Sustainable Energy
    • Energy & Environmental Policy Analysis
    • Economics of Sustainable Energy
    • Distributed and Renewable Energy
    • Sustainable Energy and Climate Change
    • Global Governance of Sustainable Energy
    • One-Week Residency (in Washington DC)
    • Sustainable Energy and Economic Development
    • Systems Analysis for Sustainable Energy
    • Sustainable Energy Finance
    • Capstone
    • Capstone Presentation Weekend Residency (Washington DC)

    Admission Requirements

    The Johns Hopkins SAIS MA in Sustainable Energy (online) is open to applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. We take a holistic approach to reviewing candidates, and, as a result, there is no minimum GPA or GRE/GMAT requirement for admission to the program. See our admissions page for a full list of requirements.

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