Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability (METS)

The Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability (METS) Program is an advanced, professional non-thesis degree designed in partnership with the George R. Brown School of Engineering (SoE) and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences (SoNS) at Rice University. The METS program empowers individuals with the knowledge and expertise required to spearhead the global energy transition. This joint degree program will require 31 credit hours of curated courses at the 500-level or above, including a culminating three-credit hour capstone course.

The METS program is tailored for individuals holding a BA or a BS degree in a quantitative major (engineering or science) from an accredited institution. The degree will also be of value to professionals currently in the traditional energy field to allow them to retool their skills to join the global workforce in the areas of the Energy Transition, ideally those with a science or engineering background.

Houston plays a significant role in shaping the future of energy transition and sustainability as a global energy hub. Its diverse energy landscape, which includes oil and gas, renewables, and emerging technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture and sequestration, offers a comprehensive learning experience that prepares students for various career paths within the energy sector. Thanks to the city’s energy ecosystem, students can connect directly with industry professionals, opening doors for internships, job placements, and collaborations to enhance their learning and career prospects. Pursuing a Master’s in Energy Transition and Sustainability in Houston can provide access to these diverse career paths. Students studying in this dynamic environment can contribute to global energy challenges and impact the world’s energy future.

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To learn more about the METS program, check out the program requirements and read about our faculty:

Application Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in a quantitative field from an accredited institution (Minimum GPA 3.0)
  • GRE (Strongly recommended but not required for Fall 24 applications)
  • TOEFL/ IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Application fee: $85
  • Application Deadline: June 1.


At this time, tuition and fees for 2024-25 are not available. For reference, tuition for comparable programs in 2023-24 is $27,315 per semester. Additionally, all graduate students at Rice are required to pay fees each year. The fees for 2023-24 are $730, and may increase somewhat each year. Students are also required to have health insurance coverage, which may be purchased through the university plan or on your own. The cost of the student-only health insurance in 2023-24 is $3,139; this cost may increase somewhat next year. Information regarding the Rice health care policy is available at

Info Sessions

Want to learn more about the Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability before applying? Join us for an info session webinar hosted by Michael Wong and Julia Morgan, director/s of METS at Rice University.

May 17, 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum for the Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability degree. If there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other websites or publications, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source. Program Requirements.

METS Directors

METS Steering Committee