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Cohort Profile

The MSES cohort is comprised of early- and mid-career professionals who seek the knowledge and credentials to pivot into, or accelerate their career within, energy and sustainability. 

They come from wide range of roles and industries, including consulting, finance, health/medicine, government, manufacturing, public utilities, transportation. The program also admits a percentage of outstanding students coming straight from undergrad, that have a demonstrated commitment to energy and sustainability through coursework, internships, or other articulated experience.

Ideal candidates come from a broad cross-section of academic backgrounds - approximately one third of the cohort comes from each of the following disciplines: 1) engineering, 2) business/finance, and 3) physical/social sciences and the humanities.

Cohort Size
Average Age
3 years
Full-time work prior to MSES
Enter with Professional Experience
Gender Balance
International Students
Approx. cohort academic backgrounds in Natural & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Business & Finance

I really appreciate the variety of both professional and educational backgrounds [of] my classmates. That's brought a great dimension to the discussions we've been able to have in class and outside of class.”

Rachel Deradoorian (MSES '21)

Sustainability Engineer

BuroHappold Engineering