10 months
41440 USD/year
41440 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Northwestern University’s multidisciplinary Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) prepares its students to navigate the complex intersection of technology, business, and public policy underpinning the associated growth opportunities in the energy and sustainability sectors.



  • Offered by the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN), the Energy and Sustainability degree is a full-time, cohort-based, 10-month program that combines academic rigor with real-world experience, giving students access to a unique combination of faculty expertise and leading industry practitioners.

Programme Structure

Course Structure

  • 9 required core credits focused on technology, economics, and public policy (with industry interaction)
  • 3 specialization tracks in sustainable and energy finance, energy technology, and sustainability
  • Practicum capstone project with partner organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree - Bachelor's or master's degree in:

  • An engineering or an engineering-related field (e.g. engineering management);
  • A social/natural science discipline with some quantitative and/or analytical background (e.g. chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, economics, environmental sciences, math/statistics, physics, etc.);
  • Another social/natural science discipline without a quantitative and/or analytical background with subject-area relevance (e.g. history, political science, etc.), so long as the applicant can demonstrate such skills in other coursework;
  • A professional master’s degree (e.g. business administration, law, etc.)
GPA - Minimum 3.0 overall Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work is recommended, but not required for application.  GPA carries less weight in the evaluation of your candidacy the longer it's been since you graduated.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20720 USD per semester during 10 months.
  • National

    41440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20720 USD per semester during 10 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 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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