Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM)

MSEEM students and some faculty on the first day of the Fall 2019 semester.
MSEEM students and some faculty on the first day of the Fall 2019 semester.

About the MSEEM Program

The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management curriculum is a multidisciplinary program with courses taught in schools across the Georgia Tech campus. These include Public Policy, Business, Industrial and Systems Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Economics among others. This curriculum is designed to allow students to develop individualized courses of study designed to supplement their current strengths and give them the skills necessary to achieve career goals.

We are pleased to announce the availability of up to 7 fully funded MSEEM fellowships for full-time on-campus students, beginning August 2019. The MSEEM Fellows will receive one year of support for $18,000 and coverage of their tuition. Students will need to cover any mandatory fees -- these are typically small. Apply now for full consideration.

There is also a Certificate Program available.

Students completing the MSEEM program will be able to:

1.     Assess the context of coupled human and natural systems in energy and environmental problems

2.     Identify and describe ethical values associated with energy and environmental problems

3.     Manage and design appropriate responses to energy and environmental sustainability problems

4.     Apply tools and methods to develop solutions for energy and environmental problems

Graduates of the degree program are expected to work in government, NGOs or the private sector in issues pertaining to sustainability, energy, and environmental management. See below for a sample of recent placements from the School of Public Policy.

The program features a flexible 30 credit format, with part time, on-campus, and distance learning options.

(1) Integrate Theory and Practice to Promote Sustainability

You enjoy integrating theory and practice, bringing together knowledge from professional and scientific fields, and you want to apply this knowledge to develop solutions for energy and environmental problems. The MSEEM is designed for this very purpose.

Integrate Theory and Practice

(2) Apply Analytical Skills to Identifying Effective Solutions 

You would like to acquire analytical skills to develop fact-based solutions to real policy problems in areas such as adapting cities to global warming and sea level rise, improving air quality, promoting walkable cities, and using crowd sourced data to better manage water resources and infrastructure investments. You want to know how stakeholders attribute value to the potential environmental impacts of technological developments, and what the potential is for regional economic development based on enhanced investments in green technology.

Apply Analytical Skills to Real Life

Multidisciplinary Curriculum Focused on Sustainability

MSEEM pairs world-class engineering, business, and planning with public policy instruction in Georgia Tech's highly ranked School of Public Policy.

MSEEM Curriculum: 2 required courses, 2 quantitative methods courses, 3 SEEM electives plus one policy and management elective, and a professional paper to be completed in 2 3-hour courses.

Award-Winning Faculty

You will settle for nothing less than studying and sharing research with a faculty that has a national and international reputation. Our courses are taught by world-class faculty and renowned practitioners in fields ranging from environmental law, pollution and utility regulation, and carbon credits to green energy financing, life cycle analysis, data analytics, and environmental justice. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research and practitioner experience to provide practical training in sustainability management to a new generation of professionals who need to address critical interdisciplinary issues.

Award-Winning Faculty

Diverse Student Body

The program attracts a diverse student body crossing paths with people from all over the world, at all stages in their careers, with prior backgrounds in many different fields of knowledge and a common interest in problem solving in the public interest. MSEEM students are dedicated to mastering the science of sustainability and passionate about putting their education into practice. Distance Learning students will be drawn from a cross section of businesses, industries, and organizations with a range of sustainable initiatives, as well as those who are looking to change careers.

Diverse Student Body

Successful Career Ahead

Your career goals include the potential for getting a job that defies the stereotypes. Our graduates have been placed in state and federal government organizations, national and international consulting firms, media corporations, and not-for-profit organizations, among others. Many have also gone on to successful academic careers.

Jobs of CEPL graduates, focusing on NGOs, government, and business.

We invite you to experience these and discover other exciting possibilities in your graduate studies.

Learn More

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You can also contact us for more information.

The MSEEM application is available online.