The Energy Policy concentration includes courses that address policy and politics, institutions, markets, economics, technologies, and human impacts; and requires students to complete their MPP essay or PhD dissertation on a topic related to energy policy.

This concentration provides students with a broad knowledge of US energy policy and institutions, how these impact the development of energy markets, and the major and emerging technologies and resources currently in use and under development. 

The Energy Policy Concentration Advisor is Professor David Bernell.

Energy Policy Faculty available for PhD Student Committees.

OSU Energy Initiatives:

OSU Sun Grant Program in Biomass Energy:

Pacific Marine Energy Center:


ECON 566 - Economics of Traditional and Renwable Energy [4 credits]

PPOL 541 - Energy, Climate and Society [4 credits]

PPOL 544 - Collaborative Governance [4 credits]

PPOL 547 - Integrated Approaches to Food-Water-Energy-Climate [4 credits]

PS 573 - U.S. Energy Policy [4 credits]

PS 574 - International Energy Policy [4 credits]

PS 578 - Renewable Energy Policy [4 credits]

PS 555 - The Politics of Climate Change [4 credits]

PS 575 - Environmental Politics and Policy [4 credits]

PS 577 - International Environmental Politics and Policy [4 credits]