Master's Concentration

Energy and Sustainability

Take on the varied environmental challenges of our time and develop practical and sustainable solutions. A shifting energy landscape brings sustainability concerns to the forefront and through this program, you can become an informed advocate for the use of sustainable practices. Learn how energy sources are developed, leveraged, regulated, and financed while assessing trends in energy and cultivating sound environmental policies.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Assess trends in renewable energy


Craft sustainability plans and reports


Advocate for the use of sustainable practices and policies

Curriculum

MS in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Environmental Policy and Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
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Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Energy and Sustainability


Energy and sustainability continue to be a growing field. Employment is expected to increase 11% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The sustainability field now represents around 4.5 million jobs, according to a report done by the Environmental Defense Fund. The report also found that solar and wind jobs have grown by 20% annually and created jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy.

Job Titles

Risk Manager
Energy Consultant
Outreach Organizer
Sustainability Leader
Program Specialist
Project Manager
Solar Engineer
Renewable Energy Manager

Sustainability Specialist Salary: National Average

$69,040
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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William Bellamy
Senior Vice President of Global Water Services, CH2M Hill
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David Stewart
Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc
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Joel Hirschboeck
Director of Risk Management, Jefferson County Public Schools
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Lyle Laverty
Colorado State Parks Director
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Howard Roitman
Former Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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