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


There is a growing need for professionals who can lead organizations in advancing clean energy goals. The field of energy policy provides broad career opportunities in which you can work toward reducing oil imports, improving the reliability of the electric grid, reducing air pollution and more.

Oregon State’s Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy connects professionals from diverse communities and organizations across counties, states and the country – providing you the chance to share solutions to common challenges and network for career advancement.

A soaring demand for skilled energy workers nationwide

In its 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report, the Energy Futures Initiative states that careers related to energy policy and renewable energy grew by 12.4% from 2015 and 2019 and make up 5.4% of the entire United States workforce.

Sample work areas for energy policy certificate-holders

  • Energy analyst
  • Public policy director
  • Regional planner
  • Public utilities specialist
  • Renewable energy project manager
  • Climate and energy advocate
  • Energy policy researcher
  • Policy advisor
  • Energy and sustainability specialist

Tap into OSU’s career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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