Energy and Earth Resources

Master of Arts
Master of Science in Energy and Earth Resources

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Campus address: E. P. Schoch Building (EPS) 1.144, phone (512) 471-9875, fax (512) 471-5585; campus mail code: C9000

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Energy and Earth Resources, 2275 Speedway Stop C9000, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: lstephens@jsg.utexas.edu 

URL: http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/eer/

Facilities for Graduate Work

The program in energy and earth resources is interdisciplinary. The facilities of the Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Economics, Government, and Geography and the Environment, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the McCombs School of Business are available. Materials located in the Walter Geology Library, the McKinney Engineering Library, and the Perry-Castañeda Library include an array of specialized publications, such as the contract research of the United States Department of Energy and its predecessors, a selective collection of United States and Texas government documents, conference proceedings, and society and association publications. In addition, a wide range of electronic information resources in science, business, and the social sciences is accessible through the University Libraries website.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in energy and earth resources includes study in geological sciences, petroleum and geosystems engineering, economics, resource management, government, law, and policy studies. The student’s program should represent as broad a spectrum as possible of energy and earth resources courses.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2024 semester.

Sahar Bakhshian
Jay L Banner
Fred C Beach
J Eric Bickel
Alex Bump
John C Butler
Richard J Chuchla
James S Dyer
John S Dzienkowski
David J Eaton
Brent Elliott
Caroline E Farrior
Kasey M Faust
Genaro J Gutierrez
Seyyed Abolfazl Hosseini
Susan D Hovorka
Charles Kerans
Carey W King
J Richard Kyle
Stephen E Laubach
Benjamin D Leibowicz
David Mohrig
Dev Niyogi
Sheila M Olmstead
Jon E Olson
Suzanne A Pierce
Varun Rai
Ehud I Ronn
Bridget R Scanlon
Kamy Sepehrnoori
John W Snedden
David B Spence
Melinda E Taylor
Scott W Tinker
Carlos Torres-Verdin
Andrew Waxman
Michael Webber
Kenneth W Wisian
Michael Howard Young

Admission Requirements

The entering student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree in energy and earth resources should have a bachelor’s degree in one of the participating disciplines. Each advanced degree program is designed to provide a broad acquaintance with energy and earth resources problems, both from a technological and from a business, economic, law, or policy perspective.