Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science

Become the resource the environment needs to thrive

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Online classes
2–3 years
Average time to completion
Cost per course
Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Develop science or infrastructure skills for real-world challenges

Build on your experience with fluid mechanics and respond to climate change challenges by earning your Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science from Johns Hopkins University. Gain game-changing insight needed to solve today’s most crucial environmental problems and to advance your career in environmental engineering.

You can complete our top-ranked professional engineering graduate degree programs in just 10 courses fully online.

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Practical learning to suit your career

I enjoyed the ease of the application process, the ability to take electives in different engineering fields, field trips offered by some of the classes, the assistance from the professors and staff when I had issues, and the integrating aspects of the professional aspects of the engineering field not often seen in an undergrad course.

–Jonathan ’19, Environmental Engineering and Science

For professionals who want laser-sharp skills

You will succeed in this program if you want to focus on sustainable engineering practices to serve communities around the world. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Address environmental challenges related to climate trends, hydrology, and public health.
  • Choose a path that is specialized for their unique goals.
  • Enroll in a fully online program designed for working professionals.

Bring rich analysis and ideas to the table

Apply infrastructure, climatology, and project management solutions in a range of career-ready topics that include ecology, hydrogeology, and risk assessment. In our program, you will:

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A spectrum of expertise awaits

Develop expertise in a variety of areas as you learn from proven experts who have made significant contributions to the environmental engineering discipline. The advantages of your JHU education also include:

  • Acclaimed faculty from the Johns Hopkins Engineering and top-ranked Bloomberg School of Public Health offering industry-leading solutions and analysis for some of today’s toughest environmental questions.
  • Career-advancing connections and a collaborative culture with equally motivated peers.
  • Personalized attention from advisors and faculty in courses expertly developed for online delivery.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science, you must complete 10 courses—five from the Environmental Engineering and Science program and five electives—often finished within 2-3 years.

Core Course Choices
  • Air Resources Management and Modeling
  • Applied Statistical Analysis and Design of Experiments for Environmental Applications
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Aqueous Systems
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
  • Field Methods in Habitat Analysis and Wetland Delineation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geomorphic and Ecologic Foundations of Stream Restoration
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Modeling Contaminant Migration through Multimedia Systems
  • Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Principles of Estuarine Environment: The Chesapeake Bay Science and Management
  • Principles of Toxicology, Risk Assessment & Management
  • Sediment Transport and River Mechanics
  • Independent Project

Optional Master’s Degree Focus Areas
  • Energy Policy and Climate
    Explore relationships between energy resources, renewable resources, and an energy-dependent society.
  • Energy Sciences and Policy
    Study topics in society and policy through ethical, legal, political, economic, and historical contexts.
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
    Learn more about the human health aspects of the environment.

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Excellence as a competitive edge

From developing visionary leaders, pioneering innovative research, and creating meaningful impact, you’ll find that the JHU advantage goes well beyond rankings and recognition.

Strong network, stronger knowledge

Make career-advancing connections with practicing experts and field pioneers.

Fulfill your vision

Beyond numbers and rankings, we are focused on your achievements in our program and beyond.

Practical resources

Student-centered tools like course planning, tutoring, and dedicated advisors aid in your success.

Everything we do is focused on you

As an engineer, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you a rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all 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