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Master of Global Policy Studies Dual Degree Programs - MGPS and Energy and Earth Resources

MGPS Dual Degree with Energy and Earth Resources

The LBJ School and the Jackson School of Geosciences offer a dual degree program leading to two graduate degrees, the Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree and the Master of Arts (MA) in Energy and Earth Resources. The dual degree combines advanced studies of globalization with the study of geosciences and natural resources. The dual degree program provides an advanced understanding of the science, engineering, management and international policy aspects of energy, mineral, and water resources.

Program Structure

Students can earn both degrees simultaneously in approximately three academic years. Degrees are awarded when the required course work in both areas is completed. †Students in the dual degree program take the following courses, which total 67 credit hours of work:

Global Policy Studies

  • The Global Policy Studies core courses (22 hours): Policymaking in a Global Age, Microeconomics, The Nature of the International System, Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies, International Economics, Policy Research Project, and Crisis Management.
  • An MGPS specialization (15 hours) chosen from Security, Law, and Diplomacy; International Trade and Finance; Development; Global Governance and International Law; International Energy, Environment, and Technology; Regional International Policy; or a student-initiated specialization. Specialization courses should be selected based on their relationship to the overall dual-degree program, as agreed with the Graduate Adviser.
  • Summer internship in an office where activity is related to the dual degree program.

Energy and Earth Resources

  • The EER core courses (9 hours)
  • A sequence of concentration courses (15 hours) in an area chosen from Business, Finance and Management; Policy and Law; Resource Economics; Resource Science and Engineering. Module courses are selected from graduate course offerings in EER and in various departments and schools. Courses must be approved by the Graduate Adviser of the Energy and Earth Resources program.
  • Six (6) hours of thesis credit. The topic must be approved by the faculty co-supervisors from the LBJ School and the EER Graduate Studies Committee.
Additional Information

Students interested in the MGPS / EER dual degree program should consult the web pages of both component programs.

Energy & Earth Resources - Jackson School of Geosciences

Master of Global Policy Studies - LBJ School of Public Affairs