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.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Assess trends in renewable energy
Craft sustainability plans and reports
Advocate for the use of sustainable practices and policies
Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
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.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Energy and Sustainability.
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.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Energy and Sustainability
Employment of environmental professionals is projected to grow 8% through 2030, 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.
Sustainability Specialist Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master's at the same time." —Dayna Reggero, graduate.
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.
Our programs are 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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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.