Public Policy and Energy Resources (MPP/MS or MPP/MA)

University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted: May 13, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Joint Degree


Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) offer a concurrent degree program that integrates the strengths of public policy analytical tools with the interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in energy and resources. The intersection of ERG and Public Policy disciplines is the nexus for training the next generation of leaders who will solve the world‘s most complex and challenging energy and environmental problems. The program stresses analytic, quantitative, methodological, theoretical, and practical approaches to problems in energy, environmental science, and policy.

Students complete both degrees in 3 years by taking key core courses offered by both units (GSPP and ERG) and meeting the academic requirements for both degrees. The course requirements provide for a substantive introduction to the disciplinary approaches that are employed in studying energy and resource issues and public policy analysis. The curriculum provides an opportunity — through a topical cluster, ERG Master’s Project and a Public Policy Capstone Project set of requirement — to extend and deepen the areas of analysis, investigation and understanding so as to satisfy the intellectual interests of each student.