Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy – Online

Make a difference now and for future generations

Founded on Oregon State University’s unique experience and insights, the online Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy integrates groundbreaking science into emerging energy policies that can help you advance clean energy solutions in your community, state or nationally.

This 18-credit program will provide you with a broad knowledge of United States energy policy and its institutions, how they impact the development of energy markets, and the major and emerging technologies and resources currently in use and under development.

When you complete the certificate coursework, you will gain a standalone credential that will help you stand out in the job market.

Join us at the forefront of the renewable energy movement

Oregon State has a long-standing reputation for its work in energy initiatives including research and teaching collaborations with the OSU Sun Grant Program in Biomass Energy and the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

Through these initiatives, Oregon State plays a role in informing policy and improving the type of energy efficiency that is critical to economic development, lowering energy prices, and addressing climate change.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed and taught by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript-visible certificate as on-campus students.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g. loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.


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