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 energy, power companies, 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 and UT Dallas’ efforts to address skill shortages in industries critical to the Texas and regional economies.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek such position as: entry-level professionals 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 at energy-producing and -consuming companies; energy-focused consultants and policy analysts at foreign, federal, state and local government agencies.

Energy is an international business, and power is critical in both developed and developing countries. The MS in Energy Management degree trains students to work in those industries around the world.

The MS in Energy Management is a 36 semester credit hour degree program. For complete admission and degree requirements, view the Graduate Catalog at

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

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

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.