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Online M.S. Natural Gas Engineering & Management | OU Online





Develop Skills for Success

 Offered through OU’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, the online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management uniquely focuses on developing the technical and business skills necessary to excel in a growing industry. Customize your experience and reach your goals based on your area of interest – engineering or management.

Program graduates will have career opportunities in various fields, including systems engineering, technical sales engineering, design engineering, gas measurements engineering, environmental project management, gas plan operations management, natural gas consulting, senior environmental engineering, and applications engineering.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Natural Gas Engineering and Management Master's Degree

Unique and Innovative

This program is an ideal combination of engineering classes that span the product lifecycle and business courses that provide financial acumen and leadership capabilities. You’ll learn what it takes to be an industry leader.

Immersive Experience

Built for working professionals in the technical disciplines of natural gas engineering, we focus on engaging students and creating interaction with faculty and other students. Each graduate has access to industry contacts through the expansive OU alumni network.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while learning to thrive in natural gas engineering.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation*


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more*


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field*

*Source: OU Online Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023

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Pursue Your Natural Gas Engineering and Management Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management is a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in two years while working full-time. The engineering path focuses on the expertise needed to advance in a technical career. The management path 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 and Investment
  • Natural Gas Finance: Trading and Risk Management

Engineering 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

* Students in the engineering path who lack the relevant background must take Fluid Mechanics/Survey Rocks as a prerequisite to engineering electives.

Management Electives:

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

How to Apply

Admission to the online M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management 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 academic and undergraduate school performance improvement.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions 
  • 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 a personal) source. They 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 classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, 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. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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

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Same Academic

Like every OU Online program, the M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $29,550 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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