AAPL
Professional Development

Accredited University Programs

AAPL provides curriculum guidance and program support for undergraduate and graduate level energy management and petroleum land management programs at the following accredited universities in the United States and Canada. We work with these programs to encourage the infusion of new talent to the profession by, among other benefits, offering free AAPL student membership to students enrolled in these programs. 

Our organization awards over $250,000 in student scholarships annually to students enrolled in these programs. Please see the Student Resources Page to learn more.

AAPL Accredited Undergraduate Programs

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma
Price College of Business Robert M. ZInke Energy Management Program
307 W Brooks Adams Hall Rm 105-K
Norman, OK 73019
Mike McConnell - Director
(405) 325-5815
mmcconnell@ou.edu

University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming
School of Energy Resources
Professional Land Management Program
1000 E University Ave, Dept. 3012 Room 117
Laramie, WY 82071
Tara Righetti, CPL - Director
(307) 766-2087
trighett@uwyo.edu

The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa
Collins College of Business
School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce
Undergraduate Energy Management Program
Helmerich Hall, Room 201
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK  74104
Tom Seng – Asst. Director
Office (918) 631-2589
tom-seng@utulsa.edu
energy-management@utulsa.edu

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University
Rawls College of Business Administration
Area of Energy, Economics and Law
Energy Commerce Program
703 Flint Ave
Lubbock, TX  79409
Kellie Estes – Director
(806) 834-2046
kellie.estes@ttu.edu

Marietta College

Marietta College
Department of Business & Economics, Petroleum Engineering & Geology
Land and Energy Management Program
215 5th Street
Thomas Hall 118
Marietta, OH 45750
Tina Thomas – Assistant Professor
740-376-4702
cmt003@marietta.edu

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
Energy Finance, Law and Science
2110 Speedway, B6600
Austin, TX 78705
John C. Butler – Clinical Associate Professor
(512) 232-6821
butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu

West Virginia University

West Virginia University
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
School of Natural Resources
Energy Land Management Program
4100 Agricultural Sciences Bldg 317C Percival Hall
Morgantown, WV  26506
Shawn T Grushecky, PhD - Assistant Professor
(304) 293-9417
sgrushec@wvu.edu

Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University
School of Business
Energy Management/Landman Program
1 Western Way
Borick Business Building 229
Gunnison, CO  81231
Jessica Laramie, J.D. – Director
(970) 943-2538
jlaramie@western.edu

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
College of Business Administration
Professional Land & Resource Management Program
PO Box 43570
Lafayette, LA 70504
Oliver J. “Buster” LeBlanc III, JD – Director
(337) 482-6654
plrm@louisiana.edu

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University
Energy Management/Landman Program
1100 North Ave., Dominguez Hall 301H
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Steven Soychak – Director
Office: 970-248-1246
Cell: 970-216-0922
ssoychak@coloradomesa.edu

AAPL Accredited Advanced Degree Programs

Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business

Oklahoma City University
Meinders School of Business
Master of Science in Energy Management
Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Meredith A. Wegener, J.D., LL.M. - Director
(405) 208-5593
mwegener@okcu.edu

The University of Tulsa Master of Energy Business Program

The University of Tulsa
Master of Energy Business Program
Collins College of Business
School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce
Helmerich Hall, Room 215-F
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK  74104
Linda M. Nichols, PhD – Director
Office: 918-631-2428
linda-nichols@utulsa.edu

University of Oklahoma College of Law

University of Oklahoma
College of Law
Master of Legal Studies in Oil, Gas & Energy Law
Andrew M. Coats Hall
300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019-5081
Rebecca K. Hamrin, J.D. - Director
rhamrin@ou.edu