Penn State Offers Wind Energy Grad Degree Online


Penn State is now offering an Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS), including a wind energy option.  This degree program is designed to prepare professionals to lead the transformation from an unsustainable, fossil-energy economy to a renewable, sustainable one.  The program is offered through Penn State’s World Campus, a worldwide leader in online education.  Designed in a strong partnership between four colleges and eight academic departments, the program draws on the expertise and unique perspectives of world-class faculty members with diverse backgrounds. 

This program focuses on helping students develop the technical expertise and project management skills they will need to effectively create or manage successful renewable and sustainable energy systems.  Options in bioenergy, sustainability management and policy, solar energy and wind energy allow students to tailor the degree to their career goals.  For those not interested in pursuit of the full degree program, certificates are also under development for each option.   

Projected growth in the global wind industry indicates an increasing need for professionals with advanced training in wind energy.  As wind projects are developed in increasingly challenging locations and wind regimes, companies will continue to seek professionals who have a broad understanding of the wind project development process, as well as technical depth in turbine technology and the science of siting wind turbines.  The iMPS-RESS Wind Energy Option aims to provide a balanced curriculum that will equip individuals to advance the wind energy industry as well as their own careers. 

Applications are now being accepted for Penn State’s online iMPS-RESS degree.  For more information, visit or email