Energy & Climate Policy Curriculum

As students in the Schar School of Policy and Government, you have the opportunity to develop your own emphasis area within your curricula. If you are interested in government and international politics, international security, global commerce, law, political science, public administration, or public policy AND you are also interested in climate change, environment, sustainability, and energy issues, then you have an opportunity to build an exciting and innovative educational program that combines components of all these areas.

As Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said during a GMU discussion, one of the most important issues that graduate students can focus on is energy policy. 

This program is made possible by the 2022 Provost Curriculum Impact Grant (CIG) and managed by the Energy and Climate Policy Program Co-Directors Paul Bubbosh and Dr. Joel Hicks. The program adheres to its core principles and objectives, as stated in the Program Overview, Mission, and Goals. The project leadership and team developed this framework to guide student engagement across Mason and the curricula’s promotion.

Student Spotlight

Schar’s Inaugural Graduate Students in Energy and Climate Policy

For more information, please contact Paul Bubbosh ( or Dr. Joel Hicks (