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Lead the Shift toward Alternative Energy Production
Policy changes, technological advances, and an increased awareness of the world's resources are creating a growing need for advanced expertise in renewable and sustainability systems. Now more than ever, it's critical to prepare yourself to serve as a leader of the emerging green economy. To succeed in this dynamic marketplace, you must have technical depth in areas related to renewable energy, but you must also fully understand the applications of the technology in society, the energy economics, and the project development process.
If you have a bachelor's degree in renewable energy and sustainability systems or a related field of study, this program is an excellent way to continue your education.
Why an Online Degree from Penn State?
Penn State's online intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) degree is delivered through Penn State World Campus, drawing upon a strong partnership between four colleges and eight academic departments from within the University. It offers you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty with diverse backgrounds in renewable energy.
Your Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Curriculum
This program presents you with a core curriculum focused on renewable energy and sustainability, plus the ability to choose from a number of courses focusing on wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy, and sustainability management and policy.
You will take 11 credits of core program courses and 18 credits of electives selected in consultation with your program adviser. You will then complete your studies with the 3-credit capstone experience.
Career Opportunities for RESS Graduates
This program can benefit you if you are already in the renewable and sustainability industry and looking to advance in your current position, or if you want to move into another segment of this rapidly evolving industry.
A Master's in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems can prepare you to make an impact in the industry by serving in professional roles, including sustainability project manager, vice president of business development, environmental scientist, energy project analyst, research analyst, community planner, and energy project engineer.
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Bioenergy Option (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Solar Energy Option (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Sustainability Management and Policy Option (Master of Professional Studies)
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Wind Energy Option (Master of Professional Studies)