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Interdisciplinary Engineering/Social Science Graduate Programs

September 2, 2010

I’ve spent the last couple weeks researching interdisciplinary engineering/social science programs that focus on public policy and energy systems. I figured I’d compile a list on here for others to reference and to see if I left anything obvious out.

Berkeley
Energy & Resources Group
“Our mission is to develop, transmit and apply critical knowledge to enable a future in which human material needs and a healthy environment are mutually and sustainably satisfied.”

Stanford
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
“E-IPER students combine academic disciplines, including natural and earth sciences, engineering, economics, humanities, social sciences, law, health, policy, and business, to yield new insights and novel solutions to urgent global problems, such as energy use, climate change, food security, freshwater availability, depletion of ocean resources, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.”

Carnegie Mellon
Engineering and Public Policy
“The graduate program in Engineering and Public Policy educates technically skilled men and women at the doctoral level to be leaders in policy-focused research.”

MIT
Technology and Policy Program
Engineering Systems Division
“Educate engineers and scientists in responsible leadership of technology development by implementing policies for the benefit of humanity.”

Johns Hopkins
Technology, Society, and Environmental Change
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
“[…] the public policy, ecological and environmental engineering emphases within the Department make it an ideal place for working on the relationships between scientific and cultural approaches to environmental issues.”

University of Delaware
Energy and Environmental Policy
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
“Issues addressed by CEEP include: energy for sustainable development, energy and developing countries, environmental and social assessments of energy policies, the role of energy in climate change, the political economy of nuclear power, community-scale energy planning, and the requirements for energy justice.”

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