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Who Should Apply

MSES is designed for students seeking a career as a leader or a manager in an organization (for-profit, civic, regulatory, nonprofit, not-for-profit) within the energy and/or sustainability fields. We welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds. We have no formal requirements about academic or professional background.

Typically, successful applicants will have a bachelor's or master's degree in:

  • An engineering or an engineering-related field (e.g. engineering management);
  • A social/natural science discipline with some quantitative and/or analytical background (e.g. chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, economics, environmental sciences, math/statistics, physics, etc.);
  • Another social/natural science discipline without a quantitative and/or analytical background with subject-area relevance (e.g. history, political science, etc.), so long as the applicant can demonstrate such skills;
  • A professional master’s degree (e.g. business administration, law, etc.).

Ideal applicants will be early/mid-career or have graduated with distinction in their field of study and have a demonstrable commitment to energy and sustainability through academic achievements, volunteer or summer work experience, student research and leadership activities, or other comparable experiences.