All 22 new courses for the RESS program have been approved by the graduate school and are now listed on the University's Graduate Bulletin. This includes graduate courses in bioenergy, solar energy, sustainability management and policy, and wind energy. Five of the courses are planned to be offered for the first time this fall, with additional courses rolling out in future semesters.
On May 8, 2013 the Penn State Graduate Council approved the proposal for the Intercollege Master's of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS). Only one more approval remains before the program can officially launch--that of Penn State's Board of Trustees.