Master of Science in Energy Management


The Master of Science in Energy Management degree program prepares students for careers in oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), coal, renewable energy, nuclear, and power companies, and banks and financial institutions domestic and foreign government energy agencies, energy-focused consulting firms and major energy consuming corporations.

Courses incorporate a variety of techniques to teach students how to value energy companies and projects, develop operating strategies, negotiate contracts and manage energy-specific risks. The development of the program was motivated by a high concentration of energy companies in the Southwest area and UT Dallas’ efforts to address skill shortages in industries critical to the Texas and regional economies.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Energy Management

Catalog page: MS

MS in Energy Management Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Stephen Molina, JD
Director, MS Energy Management Program

Possible Careers

Entry Level or Managers in energy companies (such as oil, gas, renewable energy and electricity); researchers, analysts and bankers at financial institutions that deal in energy, as well as energy producing and consuming companies; energy-focused consulting and policy analysis at foreign, federal, state and local government agencies.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.