Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM)


The Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM) curriculum is a multidisciplinary program with courses taught in schools across the Georgia Tech campus. These include public policy, business, industrial and systems engineering, city and regional planning, civil and environmental engineering, and economics, among others. This curriculum is designed to allow students to develop individualized courses of study designed to supplement their current strengths and give them the skills necessary to achieve career goals.

There is also a graduate certificate program available.

Thank you for your interest in the MSEEM program in Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Fall 2024 priority deadline is February 15, 2024 and the Fall 2024 Final Deadline is March 15, 2024. The GRE general test is required for the MSEEM program.

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Application Deadlines

Full-time Enrollment Deadlines:

  • Fall 2024 priority deadline: Feb. 15, 2024
  • Fall 2024 final deadline: March 15, 2024

Part-time Enrollment & CSEEM Deadlines: 

  • Fall 2024 priority deadline: Feb. 15, 2024
  • Fall 2024 final deadline: March 15, 2024

Admission Overview

Information Sessions

Join students and faculty from the Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM) to learn more about the program. They'll introduce the degree, curriculum, courses, capstone, and job opportunities. Following this, current MSEEM fellows will be available to talk in breakout rooms, and the event will be wrapped up with a final Q&A.

Information sessions will be hosted prior to the application deadline and dates for the sessions will appear here when announced.

Please register to join our MSEEM/CSEEM communications list.

MSEEM Fellowships

We are pleased to announce the availability of up to five fully funded MSEEM fellowships for full-time, on-campus students. The MSEEM Fellows will receive one year of support for $18,000 and coverage of their tuition. Students will need to cover any mandatory fees — these are typically small. The deadline to apply for the MSEEM Fellows program is Feb 15. Apply now for full consideration.

Students completing the MSEEM program will be able to:

  1. Assess the context of coupled human and natural systems in energy and environmental problems

  2. Identify and describe ethical values associated with energy and environmental problems

  3. Manage and design appropriate responses to energy and environmental sustainability problems

  4. Apply tools and methods to develop solutions for energy and environmental problems

Graduates of the degree program are expected to work in government, NGO's or the private sector in issues pertaining to sustainability, energy, and environmental management. See below for a sample of recent placements from the School of Public Policy.

The program features a flexible 30 credit format, with part-time and full-time options.

Integrate Theory and Practice to Promote Sustainability

The MSEEM program is designed to allow students to integrate theory and practice — bringing together knowledge from professional and scientific fields — and apply this knowledge to develop solutions for energy and environmental problems.

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Apply Analytical Skills to Identifying Effective Solutions 

MSEEM students will be able to acquire analytical skills to develop fact-based solutions to real policy problems in areas such as adapting cities to global warming and sea level rise, improving air quality, promoting walkable cities, and using crowd-sourced data to better manage water resources and infrastructure investments. This is great for students who want to know how stakeholders attribute value to the potential environmental impacts of technological developments, and what the potential is for regional economic development based on enhanced investments in green technology.

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Multidisciplinary Curriculum focused on Sustainability

MSEEM pairs world-class engineering, business, and planning with public policy instruction in Georgia Tech's highly ranked School of Public Policy.

Flow chart of the MSEEM curriculum: 2 required courses; one quantitative methods course; three SEEM electives or policy and management elective; and a capstone course.

Award-Winning Faculty

MSEEM students will study and share research with a faculty that has a national and international reputation. Our courses are taught by world-class faculty and renowned practitioners in fields ranging from environmental law, pollution and utility regulation, and carbon credits to green energy financing, life cycle analysis, data analytics, and environmental justice. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research and practitioner experience to provide practical training in sustainability management to a new generation of professionals who need to address critical interdisciplinary issues.

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Diverse Student Body

The program attracts a diverse student body crossing paths with people from all over the world, at all stages in their careers, with prior backgrounds in many different fields of knowledge and a common interest in problem solving in the public interest. MSEEM students are dedicated to mastering the science of sustainability and are passionate about putting their education into practice.

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Successful Career Ahead

The MSEEM program is a good fit for those whose career goals include the potential for getting a job that defies the stereotypes. Our graduates have been placed in state and federal government organizations, national and international consulting firms, media corporations, and not-for-profit organizations, among others. Many have also gone on to successful academic careers.

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