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Natural Gas Engineering and Management

Natural Gas Engineering and Management







Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering

Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

Skills for Success

OU’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering offers a unique program focused on Natural Gas Engineering & Management – developing both the technical and business skills necessary to excel in this growing market. Offering tracks in Engineering and Management, students can customize their experience to reach their career goals. The program has been designed for students working full-time and is being offered completely online.

The Online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering & Management is a 30-credit hour program that students complete in two years while working full-time. The Engineering track focuses on the expertise needed for to accelerate student's technical career paths. The Management track helps professionals who want to attain leadership positions and learn about the benefits of natural gas as a clean fuel with minimal environmental impact.

Core Curriculum

  • Introduction to Natural Gas Engineering Management
  • Natural Gas Finance Valuation & Investment
  • Natural Gas Finance Trading & Risk Management

Engineering Track Electives

  • *Fluid Mechanics / Survey Rocks and Fluids Class
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Natural Gas Processing
  • Natural Gas Utilization
  • Advanced LNG
  • Transport & Storage
  • Intro to Project Management
  • Safety & Human Factors
  • Oil & Gas Laws
  • Environmental Sustainability / Low Carbon Energy Transition

Management Track Electives

  • Intro to LNG
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Integrated Asset Modeling
  • Survey of Natural Gas
  • Low Carbon Markets
  • Gas Field Operational Risks

* Students on the Engineering track must take Fluid Mechanics/ Survey Rocks as a pre-req to Engineering Electives if they lack the relevant background or experience.


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall and Spring



Student Experience

The program is built for working professionals in the technical disciplines of natural gas engineering, with small courses focused on engaging students and creating interaction with both faculty and the other students. Plus, each graduate will have access to industry contacts through the vast and expansive Sooner alumni network.



Faculty Expertise

The instruction consists of both OU faculty in Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering and industry professionals combining real world experience with the latest research in the field. Including in our instructors are Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy Dean Mike Stice, the former CEO of Access Midstream.


Strong Career Growth

This program is unique and like no other across the country.  It is an ideal combination of engineering classes that span the product lifecycle as well as business courses that provide financial acumen and leadership capabilities. Industry leaders will be created in this program.


An Investment in Your Future

The Online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering & Management is an investment in natural gas knowledgedesigned for immediate application among those seeking career advancement. The cost of the program is $35,460* which includes all tuition and fees.

Program Details

Admission to the online program is selective. Those interested in the program should have a competitive undergraduate GPA. Additional admissions factors may include work or service experience, demonstrated leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends, or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance.

To apply for the online program, students are asked to complete the following:

  • Submit your application online.
  • Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate institution and any graduate institution.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Personal Statement: A statement of approximately two pages explaining why you wish to pursue graduate studies in the Online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering or Management. You can also discuss what you think the natural gas market will look like in 2050
  • Letter of Reference: One Letter of Reference is required. Letters of reference should come from a professional (as opposed to personal) source and should highlight your technical abilities, leadership potential, and/or other desirable characteristics for those seeking leadership roles in the Natural Gas industry.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

Program Graduate Have Many Opportunities:

    Systems Engineer

    Technical Sales Engineer

    Design Engineer

    Gas Measurements Engineer

    Environmental Project Manager

    Gas Plan Operations Manager

    Natural Gas Consultant

    Sr. Environmental Engineers

    Applications Engineer    

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

(405) 328-7363

Schedule a Time to Meet


Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo

Director of Natural Gas Engineering & Management Programs