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 from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and (2) successful completion of one year of college-level calculus. Successful completion of college-level courses in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and statistics 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.