Energy and Sustainability Concentration

Training the sustainability professionals of the future


The Energy and Sustainability (EAS) concentration focuses on finding ways to meet present needs for energy and material goods without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A sustainability education lies at the intersection of environmental science, engineering, economics, business, public policy, social justice, and many other areas. Energy required to fuel all of these endeavors is a crucial component of sustainability.

Accelerated Master's Programs Overview

Accelerated master’s degree programs are designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduates.

  • They provide a streamlined application process with no application fee.
  • They allow students to apply 12 graduate credits to their undergraduate degrees.
  • Students have the opportunity to take an additional 6 graduate credits to be held for reserve graduate credit (apply only to the graduate degree).
  • They can start their graduate degrees with up to 18 credits earned while undergraduates.

Students admitted to an accelerated master’s degree program have the opportunity to complete both degrees in a reduced amount of time, and at a reduced cost.

Career Paths

This concentration is designed for students interested in careers in energy and sustainability-related positions in the public, private, or non-profit sectors, including law, national and international policy, media, government, and business.

Why Mason

The proximity of George Mason to Washington, DC, gives the unique opportunity to partner with public and private businesses, governmental agencies, environmental and conservation groups and environmental-focused companies.

While at Mason, be a part of the Institute for a Sustainable Earth, which is putting research and scholarship into action to support a just, prosperous, and sustainable world. It's mission is to connect members of the Mason community with others across the Mason community–and with other communities, policy-makers, businesses and organizations–so that, together, we can more effectively address the world’s pressing sustainability and resilience challenges.

Faculty and Research

Andrew Light, University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, has been appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to lead the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs.  For more information, see the full article here.




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