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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 05, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Energy & Environment, MID


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Energy and Environment explores the politics and policies of the worldwide energy industry, examining ways to meet global energy needs in a sustainable, environmentally conscious way. Pittsburgh is a global epicenter of one of the biggest energy revolutions of the 21st century - the shale gas boom. New technologies like “fracking” are making billions of dollars of natural gas accessible to world markets for the first time, generating thousands of new jobs from Europe to North America. Western Pennsylvania sits atop one of the largest and most productive shale deposits anywhere on the planet, raising major questions about how to extract the gas responsibly, how to protect communities from environmental harm, and how to tax and regulate the rapid growth. GSPIA Students study the economics of the global energy industry, environmental sustainability, and regulatory policy in one of the world’s best living laboratories. Graduates are prepared for jobs at environmental protection agencies, energy corporations, and a host of local, state, and national government offices that make energy policy.

Energy & Environment (E&E)


The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:


GSPIA core Requirements (See Master’s Degree Requirements): 12 credits


Electives: 18 credits


Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits


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