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
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.
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Climate Studies & Meteorology View 235 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
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