Earn your degree online at Penn State
Penn State's Energy and Sustainability Studies Portfolio offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates to sustainability-minded learners who want to make a difference with their careers. The global power shift is creating jobs for renewable energy project developers as well as policy experts who will drive clean energy initiatives to aid in the conservation of our environmental resources. Let our highly regarded online programs help you become an agent of change in the emerging green economy.
The Penn State undergraduate program in Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESP) provides you with global perspectives regarding energy business by integrating topics such as energy security, sustainability management, foreign and domestic energy, and sustainability policy analysis:
As an alternative to the full bachelor's degree, our new 12-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Earth Sustainability can help prepare you to promote a sustainable culture in your current position.
Master's Degrees in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems
The Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) provides the technical, leadership, and project management skills you need to develop and manage renewable energy systems. View the base RESS program website.
You can customize your master's degree with one of these options:
Graduate Certificates in Renewable Energy
Not quite ready to commit to a master's program? Penn State online graduate certificates increases your marketability while delivering a broad understanding of renewable energy projects in less time. Credits earned in the certificates may be applied to the master's degree, if you are accepted into the program.
Penn State Difference
- Award-winning programs delivered online
- Rigorous curriculum developed by Penn State’s faculty and industry experts
- Providing outstanding online learning experiences for more than 15 years
- Support and access to the world’s largest dues paying alumni association
- Opportunities for engaged learning, foreign studies, and/or internships
What Our Students Say
"Some programs specialize in one thing, like policies or regulations. With Penn State's program, I learned about those, plus the technical design and business skills I need to take a project from beginning to end. Now I really see the complete picture."
— Mauricio Barragan
2016 Graduate, iMPS-RESS, Solar Energy Option
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Learn how you can make change happen with one of our highly regarded, award-winning programs from Penn State World Campus.