Carnegie Mellon University

Energy Master's Degrees

EST&P is a professional engineering master’s program oriented towards career preparation of individuals who have a passion for leading society’s energy future. Each of the EST&P program's six energy master's degrees are interdisciplinary engineering programs that can be customized to align with your personal and professional goals. Regardless of the degree program, all EST&P graduates share core energy knowledge, delivered in our energy core courses that are the foundation of the EST&P program, and an engineering concentration, in which you select among pre-approved energy courses offered by one of the six College of Engineering departments that are partners with the EST&P program. Further customization is achieved through the many courses and curricular paths available, including a large range of individual energy-related courses and projects at CMU available as breadth electives, as well as six degree variants, including advanced study, integrated study in computer science, and applied study.

The three Foundational Energy Master's Degrees (M.S.) are: 

  • The Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) degree is the base two-semester program, on which all the other EST&P degrees are built. Two semesters of full-time study are required for completion of 96 units of qualifying coursework.
  • The EST&P - Advanced Study (EST&P-ADS) degree integrates Advanced Study (36 units of Energy Projects or an Engineering Concentration) with the base EST&P degree. Three semesters of full-time study are required for completion of 120 units of qualifying coursework.
  • The EST&P – Advanced Study and Integrated Study in Computer Science (EST&P-ADCS) degree integrates Computer Science Core (24 units) and CS Concentration (36 units) studies with the EST&P-ADS degree. Four semesters of full-time study are required for completion of 168 units of qualifying coursework.

The three Applied Study Energy Master's Degrees (M.S.) integrate professional development and an internship with one of the Foundational Energy Degrees: 

  • The EST&P – Applied Study (EST&P-APS) degree integrates professional development (3 units) and a summer internship (3 units) with the base EST&P degree. Two semesters of full-time study and a summer internship between those semesters are required for completion of 102 units of qualifying coursework. Only available for spring semester start.
  • The EST&P – Applied Advanced Study (EST&P-AAS) degree integrates professional development (3 units) and a summer internship (3 units) with the EST&P-ADS degree. Three semesters of full-time study and a summer internship between two of those semesters are required for completion of 126 units of qualifying coursework.
  • The EST&P – Applied Advanced Study and Integrated Study in Computer Science (EST&P-AACS) degree integrates professional development (3 units) and a summer internship (3 units) with the EST&P-ADCS degree. Four semesters of full-time study and a summer internship between two of those semesters are required for completion of 174 units of qualifying coursework.