Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals focuses on how today's scientists can better treat waste and pollution in the air, water, and soil.

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Degrees & Pathways

Interdivisional Options
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health / Master of Environmental Engineering (Dual certificate and degree program offered jointly with the Bloomberg School of Public Health)
Focus Areas/Tracks
Environmental and Occupational Health (Offered jointly with the Bloomberg School of Public Health)
Pathways

About

Students in the Environmental Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals strengthen their backgrounds in quantitative engineering principles while learning about the latest technologies used in the design of collection and treatment processes. Through the use of interactive learning tools and online course delivery, experienced instructors delve into the concepts underlying biological, physical, and chemical treatment, preparing students to design and lead projects in real-world settings.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Apply engineering and management solutions to municipal solid waste problems utilizing knowledge of contemporary technologies for the design and operation of landfills, incinerators, transfer stations, and processing facilities.
  2. Apply the basic principles of water and wastewater treatment to the design of major components of drinking water treatment systems, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and wastewater treatment processes.
  3. Develop knowledge of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
  4. Evaluate environmental and public health hazards, recommending technologies and approaches to cost effectively eliminate waste and pollution while reducing energy consumption.

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 (1) an undergraduate degree or demonstrated equivalent in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited four-year regionally accredited college or university and (2) successful completion of calculus sequence through differential equations. Successful completion of a course in fluid mechanics or hydraulics (strongly recommended).
  • Successful completion of a course in statistics is recommended.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree in natural sciences may be admitted as provisional students to complete additional undergraduate coursework in engineering fundamentals and design prior to full admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of five courses from the Environmental Engineering program and five electives.
  • At least four courses at the 700-level or above.
  • Electives may be selected from any of the three environmental areas of study: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, or Environmental Planning and Management, subject to prerequisite restrictions.
  • Only one grade of C may count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • The Principles of Environmental Engineering (575.404) course is required of all degree students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management or a related discipline.
  • 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.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all post-master's certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue the full master's degree, all courses will apply to the master's degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to the completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate 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.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • At least three of the six courses must be taken within the Environmental Engineering program and at least three at the 700-level or higher.
  • 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.

Dual Degree Option

Admission Requirements

Dual Degree Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete the requirements for both programs in order to be awarded the two degrees.
  • For the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals degree, students will be able to count two Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals course equivalents of academic credit from their Carey MBA toward their ten-course Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals degree requirements.
  • For the MBA degree, students will be able to count the academic equivalent of twelve credits from their Engineering for Professionals program toward the Carey fifty-four-credit MBA program.
  • By the end of the dual degree program, students will have completed sixty-six credits (twenty-eight courses) rather than eighty-four credits (thirty-six courses) that would otherwise be required when pursuing these two programs independently.
  • Students in this program will complete the Master of Environmental Engineering online.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.

Program News

Top Instructors Receive 2017 Faculty Awards
April 18, 2017

During the 2017 spring faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Engineering honored ten outstanding online and part-time instructors for their dedication in the classroom this past year.

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.

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