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Environmental Planning and Management 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.

This Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals program 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. Choose from optional focus areas that are of most interest to you.

Upon completing the degree program, you will:

  • 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.
  • Understand major U.S. environmental laws and regulations and how they affect organizations and individuals.
  • Employ techniques to manage organizations, personnel, and external resources.
  • 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.

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
focus area requirements


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

Environmental Planning and Management 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.

It was great that the whole program was available online, and that classwork for the courses was flexible so that I could complete each week’s assignments on my own schedule while working full-time. The program offered a good, broad scope of courses available to fit my degree requirements and interests. Some of the professors were really great, engaged with their students well, and provided interesting and challenging content.

Laura Brooks ‘17 Environmental Planning and Management

Academic Calendar

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