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 or by passing a Fundamentals of Engineering exam, an example of which can be found here: NCEES FE exam information.
  • 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 enroll 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. A grade of B– or better must have been earned in each of the prerequisite courses.
  • 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

  • The program requires ten courses that must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of a minimum of five courses that must be selected from the Environmental Engineering program and a maximum of five electives.
  • 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. All applicable courses must have a (575.XXX) number. Except for the prerequisite restrictions, there is not any specific sequence in taking these courses.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C–) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • 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.

Course Planning and Search

Wondering what course to take when or which courses are required? Use these helpful course planning and course search tools to help map out your path to degree completion.

Academic Calendar

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


If you are not quite ready to commit to a master's degree, take a look at pursuing a graduate certificate as an option. You can earn a certificate in 4 or 5 courses and earn credits toward a master's. Or, if you already have a master's degree in environmental engineering or a closely related field, a post-master's certificate can broaden your expertise.