Admissions Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • In order to be admitted into the Master of Environmental Engineering program, applicants need to hold a degree issued by a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.
  • The applicant’s prior education must also include successful completion of (1) courses in mathematics that include a calculus sequence and differential equations and (2) a course in fluid mechanics or hydraulics is strongly recommended.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate’s academic and professional background will be considered.
  • 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.
  • 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 Engineering program and five electives.
  • The Principles of Environmental Engineering (575.604) course is required of all degree students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management or a related discipline. This course will count toward the degree requirements as a core course for the Master of Environmental Engineering and as an elective course for other programs.
  • 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 C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • Except for the focus areas, 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.
  • Electives might also include up to 9 “term” credits from the list of approved Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH) courses provided at the end of this section, that is equivalent of two EP semester courses. Please note that 1 EP semester credit equals 1.5 BSPH term credits.

Optional Focus Areas

Focus areas are only offered within the master’s degree program, they are not available for students pursuing certificates.

Environmental and Occupational Health Focus Area

This focus area is offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, which is hosted jointly in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Whiting School of Engineering.

Environmental and Occupational Focus Area Requirements

  • You must take at least 14 term credits from the list of JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health courses outlined in the course catalog to substitute for an equivalent of nine EP semester credits (i.e., three semester courses) of the elective courses required for the 30-credit EP master’s degree program.
  • Please note that one EP semester credit equals 1.5 BSPH term credits.

Energy Policy and Climate Focus Area

This focus area is offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs Energy Policy and Climate Program.

Energy Policy and Climate Focus Area Requirements

  • You must take at least 9 credits (3 courses) from the list of AAP Energy Policy and Climate Program  courses outlined in the course catalog to substitute for an equivalent of nine EP semester credits (i.e., three semester courses) of the elective courses required for the 30-credit EP master’s degree program.

Energy Sciences and Policy Focus Area

This focus area is offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs Energy Sciences and Policy Program.

Energy Sciences and Policy Focus Area Requirements

  • You must take at least 9 credits (3 courses) from the list of AAP Energy Sciences and Policy Program courses outlined in the course catalog to substitute for an equivalent of nine EP semester credits (i.e., three semester courses) of the elective courses required for the 30-credit EP master’s degree program.

Ocean and Coastal Engineering Focus Area

This focus area is offered in collaboration with Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering.

Ocean and Coastal Engineering Focus Area Requirements

  • You must take at least 9 credits (3 courses) in the Engineering for Professionals Civil Engineering program courses outlined in the course catalog to substitute 9 credits (3 courses) of the elective courses required for the 30-credit EP master’s degree program.

Course Planning and Search

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Academic Calendar

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Certificates

If you are not quite ready to commit to a master's degree, take a look at pursuing a certificate as an option. You can earn a certificate in 4 or 5 courses and earn credits toward a master's.