Energy and Environment

Lead the charge for sustainable energy.

Balance affordable energy with environmental stewardship. By studying in Pittsburgh, you’ll be at an epicenter of one of the biggest energy revolutions of the 21st century: the shale gas boom.

This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration and Master of International Development programs.

Areas of Focus

  • Impact evaluation of energy and environmental policies
  • Global energy markets and policies
  • Natural resources governance and management
  • Shale gas and fracking
  • Food sources and sustainability

Major Courses and Plans of Study

With the energy and environment concentration, you will choose from a range of core courses tailored to you interests as well as taking a set of required degree courses. Compare the requirements for the MPA and MID degrees with this concentration.

Centers & Initiatives
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Faculty Experts

Work with faculty whose academic backgrounds, fieldwork, and research are at the nexus of environmental policy and practice.


Jeremy Weber
Associate Professor

Weber’s research delves into the governance of oil and gas extraction, economic sustainability, and agricultural policy.


Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Associate Professor

Trained in economics, environmental management, and law, Gamper-Rabindran examines the role of markets, corporate social responsibility, information disclosure, regulation, and other policy tools in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the United States, Europe, and emerging economies.


Ilia Murtazashvili
Associate Professor

A specialist in political economy, Murtazashvili studies economic and political institutions that are closely associated with wealth creation and the sustainable use of natural resources.