Master of Science in Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability

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2–3 years
Average time to completion
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Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Boost eco-friendly engineering

Lead the charge in making a visible impact on climate change, energy scarcity, and other threats to our environment. Earn your Master of Science in Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability from Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals—ranked #6 in the nation for graduate online engineering education.

Combining Johns Hopkins excellence with online flexibility, you can complete our fully online Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability graduate degree in as few as 2–3 years, at a pace that best fits you—no GRE required.

Helping our graduates advance


of JHU Engineering for Professionals master’s alumni report they received a salary increase or promotion after graduation. Add your success to theirs!

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Built for sustainability-minded leaders

This program is ideal for anyone who seeks to transition into or excel in a public or private sector leadership role to ensure an enduring and sustainable future for our planet. Specifically, students who thrive in this program include:

  • Technical experts who aspire to make a meaningful contribution to society by addressing climate and energy concerns.
  • Those with a natural interest in energy or climate who want to positively impact resource planning and management.
  • Working professionals who need the balance of a fully online program.

Elevate your skills—and the environment

As you progress through JHU’s Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability MS, you’ll focus on the interdisciplinary nature of climate, energy generation/use, and sustainability. By so doing, you’ll prepare to provide solutions to expanding environmental challenges. When you graduate, you can expect to:

Courses designed by eco⁠-⁠experts

Benefit from a rigorous master’s curriculum created and taught by renowned experts in climate, energy, and sustainability. Join a community that includes:

  • Expert faculty who can help you apply your studies to real-world environmental scenarios.
  • Peers who are equally enthusiastic about advancing their careers and their fields.
  • An expansive network connecting you to more than 30,000 alumni.

Future-focused online courses

To earn your Master of Science in Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability you must complete 15 courses. Most students earn the degree in 2–3 years, and you have a maximum of 5 years to complete the program.

Required Courses
  • Air Quality and Atmospheric Modeling
  • Air Quality Control Technologies
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Climate Change and Global Environmental Sustainability
  • Data Analytics in Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Designing for Sustainability: Applying a Decision Framework
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
  • Energy Technologies for Solving Environmental Challenges
  • Environmental Decision-Making: Climate, Energy, Indigenous Populations, and Accessibility
  • Environmental Justice, Climate, and Health Equity
  • Environmental Sustainability and Next-Generation Buildings
  • Industrial Processes and Pollution Prevention
  • Smart Growth Strategies for Sustainable Cities
  • Transportation Innovation and Climate Change

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Excellence as a competitive edge

Earn your Climate, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability master’s online from JHU and prepare for leadership roles in government agencies, NGOs, or the private sector, including such potential job titles and salaries as:

Environmental Engineer


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Natural Science Manager


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Management Analyst


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Everything we do is focused on you

As a future environmental engineering leader, you want to make processes more eco-friendly. We aim to provide you with the rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers high-quality online programs tailored to fit your schedule as a working professional. Utilize the full range of JHU services and resources—all available online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps—from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs