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.

The Natural Resources and Energy Policy (NREP) program is geared toward 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 NREP 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 academic and professional goals.

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NREP students come
from a variety of
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Courses offered in
small seminar settings
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Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

MASTERS NON-THESIS

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • 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.

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*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.

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Career Outcomes

  • 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

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Natural Resources and Energy Policy

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Natural Resources and Energy Policy