24 months
25430 USD/credit 457740 USD/year
25430 USD/credit 457740 USD/year
9446 USD/credit 170028 USD/year
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The Energy and Sustainability (EAS) concentration from George Mason University focuses on finding ways to meet present needs for energy and material goods without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


A sustainability education lies at the intersection of environmental science, engineering, economics, business, public policy, social justice, and many other areas. 

Energy required to fuel all of these endeavors is a crucial component of sustainability.

Key Features 

  • This Energy and Sustainability concentration at George Mason University is designed for students interested in careers in energy and sustainability-related positions in the public, private, or non-profit sectors, including law, national and international policy, media, government, and business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Energy Policy
  • Geographic Approaches on Sustainable Development
  • Topics in Renewable Energy
  • Geology of Energy Resources
  • Special Topics in Economics
  • National Security Technology and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The goals statement essay should express what the applicant hopes to achieve academically and/or professionally by studying Energy and Sustainability at George Mason University. The essay should display the applicant's writing ability and the background and credentials that qualify the applicant for graduate study. The essay should convey that applying to this program has been an informed and thoughtful process.
  • The writing sample should be a formal piece of writing that demonstrates the applicant's ability to write and conduct research at the graduate level, use evidence to make an argument, cite sources, and engage in scholarly analysis.
  • Letters of recommendation should speak to the applicant’s character, work ethic, academic or professional achievements, and/or preparedness for graduate study. Ideally, at least 1 of the 2 recommendations will come from someone who can speak directly to the applicant’s previous academic performance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    457740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    457740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    170028 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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