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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Continued growth of the world's population, together with increasing technological needs, are placing a big strain on natural resources which may lead to irrevocable damage to the planet. Through interactive learning methods and online course delivery, instructors in this certificate program prepare students for leadership roles in areas such as climate change, energy planning, alternative energy, sustainable development, and pollution control.


Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all post-master's certificate candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a master's degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, Management, or a similar technical discipline.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of five core courses and one elective.
  • At least four of the core courses must be at the 700-level or above. Electives may be substituted for a required course if the student has previously completed an equivalent graduate-level course, or can demonstrate competency.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the post-master's certificate.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • 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

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
January 12, 2017

In the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released January 10, 2017, the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering maintained its spot in the top twenty-five schools in the country in the categories of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and Best Online Graduate Computer...

Top Instructors Receive 2016 Faculty Awards
April 5, 2016

During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.

Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.

APL Named One of World's Most Innovative Companies
February 26, 2016

Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016 for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.

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