Natural Resources and Energy Policy
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Natural Resources and Energy Policy
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

One of the world’s top engineering and applied science universities is now offering a social science-based graduate degree program focused on preparing leaders from all disciplinary and industry backgrounds for careers with industry, local and national government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. NREP is aimed at full-time students and working professionals who want to break into the energy or natural resources (especially water) sectors, advance in their careers to ultimately shape the energy and water development, its governance and the energy transition.

The Natural Resources and Energy Policy program (part of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) applies a multidisciplinary social science lens to natural resources and energy issues, with a strong emphasis on original research, critical thinking and oral communication. With students coming from a variety of academic backgrounds, as well as educational and professional experiences, this program provides unique opportunities and situations to help you meet your individual goals.

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NREP students come
from a variety of
academic disciplines

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Courses offered in
small seminar settings
for optimal learning

The GRE is optional

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Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, social sciences or related disciplines
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

MASTERS NON-THESIS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, social sciences or related disciplines
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation and an official undergraduate transcript
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page.

MASTER OF SCIENCE

  • Non-Thesis: 30 credit hours, 18 in the core and 12 in electives. Students are encouraged to pursue internships which may count toward elective credits. Transfer students may apply up to 6 credit hours for courses that meet our requirements

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

  • 9 credit hours in approved courses

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 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,154$38,466
Fees*$2,378$2,378
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$41,013$62,325
**Cost per credit hour$1,087$2,269

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

 

Gabe Stephens

“The NREP program is giving me access to individuals and organizations that may be valuable networking partners in the future.”

Gabe Stephens
Master’s Student, Natural Resources and Energy Policy

 

 

  • Environmental groups such as Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Defense Fund
  • Government agencies like Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Nonprofit groups such as Center for Clean Air Policy
  • World Resources Institute and Center for Climate Strategies
  • Private sector
  • Environmental Engineer with Newmont’s Legacy Group
  • Asia Pacific Research Center
  • BP
  • Kimmeridge Energy
  • National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Shell International Exploration and Production
  • World Bank
  • Denver Water
  • Newmont Mining

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Degree Options

Master’s

  • Natural Resources and Energy Policy (Non-Thesis)

Graduate Certificate

  • Natural Resources and Energy Policy