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Environmental Engineering Program Overview

Rapid deterioration and consumption of our planets’ natural resources, immense waste production, environmental decline, and climate change are just some of the environmental issues threatening human health and the well-being of planet Earth. The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals program is led by instructors at the helm of pioneering important new environmental initiatives, and these distinguished faculty will guide you through the latest techniques used to examine engineering solutions to these complex and multidisciplinary problems. 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. Choose from optional focus areas that are of most interest to you.

Our Environmental Engineering program can help you:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Understand more about hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities
  • Evaluate environmental and public health hazards, recommending technologies and approaches to cost-effectively eliminate waste and pollution while reducing energy consumption

Master’s Degree Focus Areas

A focus area can be selected but is not required.

  • Energy Policy and Climate
  • Energy Sciences and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Ocean and Coastal Engineering
Courses by Focus area


We offer multiple program options within Environmental Engineering; you can earn a Master of Environmental Engineering, a Graduate Certificate, Post-Master’s certificate in Environmental Engineering, or a Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate.

Environmental Engineering Courses

Get details about course requirements, prerequisites, focus areas, and electives offered within the program. All courses are taught by subject-matter experts who are executing the technologies and techniques they teach. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability

As the world's population increases and technological advances accelerate, demands for natural resources and energy continues to threaten Earth's physical and ecological systems. Through this program, you will learn to design and implement solutions to address these challenges. Earn this graduate certificate with just 5 courses.

Program Contacts

Tuition and Fees

Did you know that 78 percent of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs? Find out more about the cost of tuition for prerequisite and program courses and the Dean’s Fellowship.

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.

It was super convenient to make everything online so that I didn’t need to travel/move to go to school. The ‘weekly’ schedule was also very helpful. As a full-time employee, I could schedule my studies around my schedule and I always felt like I had enough time during the week to complete my assignments.

Kelly Ferguson ‘18 Environmental Engineering