Civil Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering program will prepare you for new challenges in the field by offering you advanced courses taught by practicing civil engineering professionals.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
Geotechnical EngineeringOcean and Coastal EngineeringStructural Engineering

About

Civil engineering is the world’s oldest engineering discipline, yet increasing public demands on structures and systems, as well as changes in society's economic and environmental attitudes, mean that today's civil engineer regularly faces new challenges. The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering program provides graduate instruction in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, coastal engineering, and preservation engineering. Students may choose to focus their studies in geotechnical engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, or structural engineering or to pursue a general civil engineering course of study. Students can also opt for independent study under the guidance of an instructor.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  2. Demonstrate an ability apply mathematics, science, and engineering principles.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Contact

Program Chair: Rachel Sangree

Program Coordinator: Anne Zylinski (410-516-7904, azylins1@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a degree in civil engineering or a closely related technical discipline*.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

*Applicants without a degree in civil engineering may be accepted to the program provided they demonstrate the successful completion of coursework from a regionally accredited institution including: Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Physics I, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Structures, and Soil Mechanics. Further, such applicants are advised that a first course in the design of steel structures and in the design of reinforced concrete structures are prerequisites for many of the structural engineering elective courses in the program.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • You may either pursue a general civil engineering course of study or choose to focus your studies in one of three areas: geotechnical engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, or structural engineering. A focus area is not required for this program and it does not appear as an official designation on your transcript or diploma. Rather, each focus area contains a unique list of elective courses designed to guide you through the program so you are prepared for advancement in one of these specific fields after graduation.
  • The general civil engineering curriculum consists of three core courses, four additional courses chosen from the list of civil engineering electives, and three remaining courses selected from any of the civil engineering (e.g. 565.XXX) offerings.
  • The three focus areas' curricula consist of two core courses, five additional courses chosen from the respective focus areas' list of electives, and three remaining courses selected from any of the civil engineering (e.g. 565.xxx) offerings.
  • A maximum of one course may be selected from the Engineering Management program.
  • Any deviations from these requirements must be approved by the program chair.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • Once matriculated, if you should later decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all successfully completed courses will apply provided they meet program requirements and that the remaining courses to be completed fall within a five-year time limit. You must declare Your intention prior to completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • You will work with the program chair to design a program tailored to meet your individual goals.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

COURSES BY FOCUS AREA

A focus area is not required for this program and it does not appear as an official designation on a student’s transcript or diploma. Rather, the focus area is provided as a tool to aid students in planning their course schedules in preparation to enter a specific field within civil engineering after graduation.

The Structural Engineering focus area was designed by the Civil Engineering Program Committee to prepare students for careers in structural engineering. Students who do not identify with structural engineering may work with their advisor to select a broad yet cohesive group of courses to make up a general program of study in Civil Engineering (see above).

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Program News

Discover Series: Engineering for Professionals, Online & Part-Time Learning
September 8, 2020

Learn more about the online, part-time graduate, and certificate programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals. You will have the opportunity to have questions answered by experienced staff from the admissions team and program administration.

Adaptive Teaching During a Pandemic: Introducing State-of-the-Art Studios
August 31, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) program has created 34 portable, state-of-the-art teaching studios designed to bring an in-person feeling to students taking remote live and online classes.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
February 3, 2020

Originally posted by The Hub on January 15, 2020

Two Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals master's programs are among the top online programs in the country, according to new rankings released earlier this month by U.S. News & World Report.

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