Dual Degrees in Energy and Earth Resources and Global Policy Studies

The MGPS dual degree option with the Jackson School of Geosciences' Energy and Earth Resources program 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 policy aspects of energy, mineral and water resources.

Program Structure

The program is structured so that students can earn both degrees simultaneously in approximately three academic years. Degrees are awarded when the required coursework in both areas is completed.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 67 credit hours of work. The curriculum includes:

Global Policy Studies 

  • 22 hours of required global policy core courses
  • 15 hours MGPS specialization
  • Summer internship in an office where activity is related to the dual degree program

Energy and Earth Resources 

  • 24 hours of required core (9 hours) and concentration (module) courses (15 hours). Module courses are selected from graduate courses in EER and other departments and schools, and must be approved by the EER graduate adviser.
  • 6 hours of thesis credit on a topic approved by faculty co-supervisors from the LBJ School and the EER Graduate Studies Committee