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Graduate Education in Energy and Environmental Policy

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Top Ranked Graduate Programs in Energy and Environmental Policy

‚ÄčThe University of Delaware has the distinction of having the first Ph.D. and Master's degrees in the combined fields of energy and environmental policy in the United States. ENEP has earned international recognition as one of the three best graduate programs in the field. The ENEP degrees are administered with the support of five colleges at the University: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Science, Business and Economics, Engineering , and Earth, Ocean and Environment. The degrees are intended for individuals who wish to focus their graduate programs on interdisciplinary study of the field of energy and environmental policy.

Master of Energy and Environmental Policy

The Master of Energy and Environmental Policy (MEEP) equips students for careers in energy and environmental fields through courses focused on social science, science, engineering and research methods related to the key sustainability challenges of societies throughout the world. The MEEP degree combines rigorous academic studies, in-depth analysis of energy and environmental policies, praxis in the design of energy and environmental policies, and participation in public dialogues about the need for equitable futures.

The 36-credit Master of Energy and Environmental Policy (MEEP) has a 21 credit core curriculum and 15 elective credits. Students may choose among six specilaty areas: Energy Sustainability, Water Sustainability, Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, Global Environments, and Sustainable Development.

Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy


Candidates who successfully complete the ENEP Ph.D. degree are prepared for rewarding academic or professional careers in sustainable energy and water development, environmental protection, climate change policy and green economics. Careers include energy and environmental planning, policy analysis, management and administration, and research in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Graduates of the program will be qualified to assume positions in universities, governments, international agencies, research and policy institutions, consulting firms, energy utilities, and corporate departments with responsibilities in energy and environmental matters.

The Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy (Ph.D./ENEP) has three components: a 21 credit core curriculum, the development of a research area and the dissertation proposal involving at least 24 credit hours; and the writing of the dissertation.

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Graduate Education in Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Energy and Environmental Policy Program
  • 278 Graham Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-0950