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Rice University Offers New Master’s in Energy Transition and Sustainability

The Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability program will begin this fall at the Houston-based university.

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Required coursework covers unconventional and renewable energy resources; materials and technologies; subsurface geological systems and techniques for energy generation and storage; and economics, policy, and environmental issues.
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A joint initiative between Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and Weiss School of Natural Sciences, the Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability (METS) program will launch this fall at the Houston-based university. The 31-credit hour program will offer courses focused on emerging energy sectors including geothermal, hydrogen, and critical minerals.

METS, available in both full- and part-time courseloads, will train graduates to face emergent challenges in the energy sector and drive innovation in sustainability across a wide range of domains from technology to economics and policy.

“We’re watching closely as the energy field is evolving and think this is a real opportunity to bring these specializations together in order to offer a comprehensive and well-informed perspective on the energy transition to those who plan to enter the workforce or are already pursuing careers in the energy sector during this historic shift,” said Julia Morgan, professor and chair of Rice University’s earth, environmental, and planetary sciences department.

Learn more about the program here.