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Increased demand for energy. Growing interest in efficient, renewable sources. Heightened awareness of climate change. You can help manage this delicate balance between the changing environment and an energy-dependent society. The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate is offered at Johns Hopkins University.


Energy Policy and Climate Program at Johns Hopkins University Overview

With a foundation in climate science and a firm grasp on energy law and policy, you can make an impact now—and for future generations.

Start or advance your career in one of the fast-growing sectors in the world with a master of science in energy policy and climate degree from Johns Hopkins University. Learn the science behind renewable technologies and fossil fuel-based energy systems, explore the challenges climate change poses to people and the planet, and discover how strategic policy and sustainable energy can play a transformative role.

High-Demand Careers in Energy Sector

The 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report from the Energy Futures Initiative found that careers in this sector grew by 12.4% between 2015 and 2019 – and account for 5.4% of the entire U.S. workforce.

The U.S. Department of Labor lists several “green industry” jobs among the most in-demand, a few of which are expected to have unprecedented growth through 2028: wind turbine technicians at 57% and solar photovoltaic installers at 63%.

Extreme growth at every end of the industry creates a need for leadership roles, and those with advanced degrees and specialized knowledge are more likely to fill them.

Types of Positions

Job titles can vary from company to company; here are a few you might see in your search for careers in energy policy and climate:

  • Energy specialist
  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental project manager
  • Civil project engineer
  • Field technician
  • Stewardship manager
  • Digital advocacy specialist
  • Corporate sustainability manager/director

Alumni Success

JHU graduates went on to work at places like:

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • The Edison Electric Institute
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Smart Electric Power Alliance

Pursue Your Degree On Your Terms

Our energy policy and climate master’s program was designed for working professionals. Take classes on campus or 100% online, and choose to attend full- or part-time. You’ll also have the flexibility to take courses that best fit your career goals; we offer multiple tracks and a variety of electives.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Chemistry of Natural Processes
  • Principles and Applications of Energy Technology
  • Science of Climate Change and its Impact 
  • Climate Change Policy Analysis
  • Energy & Climate Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

we accept applications year-round for all programs


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • Complete the Online Application and upload required supporting materials
  • Submit the application along with the $75 application fee
  • 500-word Statement of Purpose.
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    • Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. At least one academic reference is preferred. The recommendation form found on the online application is required. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
    • Official transcripts: JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to aapadmissions@jhu.edu. If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      4471 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 4471 USD per module during 12 months.
    • National

      4471 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 4471 USD per module during 12 months.

    Living costs for Washington, D. C.

    1705 - 2975 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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