Environmental Planning and Management

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Environmental Planning and Management program will prepare you for leadership roles in a world undergoing rapid ecological transformation.

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Degrees & Pathways

Dual Degree Option
  • Dual Degree Option: Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management (Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals) and Flexible MBA (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School)
  • Dual Degree/Certificate Option: Master of Science in Applied Economics (Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs) and Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning and Management (Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals)
Pathways

About

The curriculum for the Environmental Planning and Management program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals examines how environmental engineering and science affect real-world outcomes in public policy, decision-making, and the economy. Taking into account factors like modern technology, social constraints, and the availability of financial resources, experienced instructors, through the use of interactive learning tools and online course delivery, teach students how to plan, execute, and evaluate the most complex environmental projects of our time.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of concepts and issues relevant to environmental sustainability and climate change; solve quantitative problems and technical assessments relevant to environmental sustainability, climate change science, and green technologies; critically analyze and review a range of pertinent literature, case studies, and documentaries.
  2. Develop a core understanding of the key components of the major U.S. environmental laws and regulations, and how they affect organizations and individuals; describe responsibilities that managers have under those laws and regulations, and employ techniques to manage organizations, personnel, and external resources to meet such responsibilities.
  3. Construct and/or critique an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for an environmental project; apply tools of economic analysis, including benefit cost analysis to public sector policy or investment in environmental projects.

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 in engineering, natural science, economics, planning, management, or other related discipline from a four-year regionally accredited college or university and (2) successful completion of one year of college-level calculus and. Successful completion of college-level courses is recommended in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and statistics.
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of five courses from the Environmental Planning and Management 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 Planning and Management 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

  • You must satisfy the admission requirements of both the Environmental Engineering and Science program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals and the Flexible Master of Business Administration program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
  • Each school decides on admission separately.
  • Applicants applying for the dual degree should complete the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals application, and submit supporting documents to Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional 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 Science in Environmental Planning and Management online.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Dual Degree/Certificate Option

Admission Requirements

Dual Degree/Certificate Requirements

  • Fourteen courses must be completed in three years.
  • The curriculum consists of nine courses from the Applied Economics program (440.xxx) and five courses from the Environmental Planning and Management program (575.xxx).
  • Students must successfully complete the requirements for both programs.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate certificate.
  • Students in this program will complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning and Management 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.

REQUIRED COURSE

* Required only for students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, Management, or a related discipline.

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