March 8, 2010

JHU launches master’s degree in energy policy and climate

Johns Hopkins will launch today a master of science degree in energy policy and climate. Based at the university’s Washington, D.C. Center, the part-time program addresses the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems.

“In a carbon-constrained environment, there is a need for people knowledgeable about energy systems, climate change science, carbon management and climate change policies,” said Eileen McGurty, associate program chair of Environmental Studies Programs. “We’re looking to help prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address this need.”

The degree consists of one capstone project and nine courses, four of which are required. They are Science of Climate Change and Its Impact, Climate Change Policy Analysis, Energy Production Technology and Carbon Management and Finance.

This program is rooted in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.