Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability program equips scientists and managers with advanced tools to solve critical environmental challenges.

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As the world’s population increases and technological advances accelerate, demands for natural resources and energy continue to threaten Earth’s physical and ecological systems. Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals’ Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability graduate certificate program provides valuable knowledge to engineers, scientists, and managers to design and implement solutions to these environmental, social, and economic challenges. The program provides students with the expertise needed to enter or advance in public and private sector roles related to energy, sustainability, and climate. Students gain advanced knowledge in areas such as climate change, energy planning, alternative energy technologies, transportation innovation to curtail atmospheric pollution, sustainable development, next generation buildings, air resources management, pollution control technologies, and related public health considerations.


Program Chair: Hedy Alavi

Program Coordinator: Meghan Aranda (410-516-9907,


Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • Your prior education must include (1) an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and (2) successful completion of one year of college-level calculus.
  • Successful completion of college-level courses in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and statistics is strongly recommended.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once they have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of five core courses.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate certificate.
  • Any deviation from this program, including transfer of courses and any other requisites specified in the student's admission letter, will not be approved by the program chair.


Program News

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Johns Hopkins Engineering's Online Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best
January 16, 2019

Johns Hopkins' online graduate information technology program has been ranked the 5th best such program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year, and its online graduate engineering programs leapfrogged from last year's 19th spot to its current 14th.

New Grant Will Support Faculty Training in Online and Digital Learning
June 7, 2018

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has received a DELTA grant to build Faculty Forward, an intensive faculty development program to train fellows in the latest and most effective online and digital learning tools and techniques. The grant was awarded by JHU's Office of the Provost.