The Energy Graduate Group is designed to meet the world’s growing needs for highly qualified, thoughtful and dedicated leaders in sustainable energy systems. In addition to coursework and research, students interact with researchers and leaders from industry, government, public interest groups, and academia through seminars, internships, and visiting lectures.
Our interdisciplinary approach transcends the boundaries of traditional engineering-based studies to include social and behavioral sciences, ecology, and management. The EGG program offers two tracks of study:
(1) Energy Science & Technology, and
(2) Energy Policy & Management*
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*Interested in a PhD focusing on energy economics? Please read more here about the Davis Energy Economics Program (DEEP) and if you're interested in working with Energy Economics Faculty (see here), contact them directly about the graduate program in which they prefer to advise PhD students.
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