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Energy and Earth Resources

University of Texas at Austin

12 months
18726 USD/year
18726 USD/year
9668 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Energy and Earth Resources MA program from University of Texas at Austin is intended for those that seek to build critical knowledge and skills with qualitative underpinnings for their graduate work and who desire to take courses and conduct a thesis project along the lines of the types carried out in policy, law, business, humanities, liberal arts, and some technical fields.


The Energy and Earth Resources MA program from University of Texas at Austin provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource–related fields. 

    Graduates with Energy and Earth Resources from University of Texas at Austin will have the following attributes:

  • Quantitative and analytical thinking skills
  • Persistence and motivation in addressing science questions and/or pursuing goals
  • Organizational skills, and the ability to process ideas and data
  • Involvement in a community of scholars
  • A positive outlook and the ability to overcome adversity
  • A professional demeanor, and the ability to think across the broader geoscience professions
  • Ability to mentor and be a role model

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology of Earth Resources 
  • Energy Technology and Policy 
  • Energy Law 
  • Groundwater Resource Evaluation 
  • Reservoir Geology and Advanced Recovery
  • Renewable Energy/Environmental Sustainability 
  • Restructured Electricity Markets 
  • Decision Analysis 
  • Energy Finance 
  • International Petroleum Concessions 
  • Oil and Gas Law 
  • Electricity Law 
  • Water Law 
  • Coastal Watersheds Law/Natural Resources Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Graduate School requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Official Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Submit Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4834 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

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


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