Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management

Pioneer vital environmental projects and policy

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

Analyze and improve policy to drive sustainable change

Build skills and experience to address policy, decision-making, and economy surrounding environmental issues threatening planet Earth with your Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Play a leading role in future initiatives to improve the health of the environment and open the door to opportunities in a growing field.

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

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Learn today, lead tomorrow

I liked the flexibility it provided, as someone who works full-time. I also enjoyed how it was relevant to the current work I am doing.

–Janice, ’19, Environmental Planning and Management

For those seeking socially responsible solutions

You will succeed in this program if you want to help answer tough questions about current and future environmental policies. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Understand U.S. environmental laws and regulations and their effects.
  • Manage organizations, personnel, and resources.
  • Enroll in a fully online program with balance for working professionals.

Position yourself for maximum impact

Apply advanced environmental science training to assume high-level management responsibilities in a range of organizations. In our program, you will:

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Influence policy and implementation

Learn from experienced experts in coursework that explores the environmental impact of modern technology, social constraints, and financial resources. The advantages of your JHU education also include:

  • Pioneers and practitioners from Johns Hopkins Engineering and the #1 ranked Bloomberg School of Public Health with industry-forward and relevant knowledge.
  • A culture of collaboration with other working engineers who share your same passion and motivation.
  • An exceptional, personalized experience afforded by our nearly two decades of dedication to virtual learning.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management, you must complete 10 courses—five from the Environmental Planning and Management program and five electives.

Core Course Choices
  • Business Law for Engineers
  • Climate Change and Global Environmental Sustainability
  • Communication of Environmental Information and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Data Analytics in Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Designing for Sustainability: Applying a Decision Framework
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
  • Environmental Compliance Management
  • Economic Foundations for Public Decision Making
  • Environmental Justice and Ethics in Environmental Decision-Making
  • Environmental Law for Engineers & Scientists
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Policy Needs in Developing Countries
  • Environmental Project Management
  • Environmental Security with Applied Decision Analysis Tools
  • Financing Environmental Projects
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing for Environmental Applications
  • Natural Disaster Risk Modeling
  • Optimization Methods for Public Decision Making
  • Sustainable Development and Next-Generation Buildings
  • Smart Growth Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development and Revitalization
  • Transportation, Innovation, and Climate Change
  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Resources Planning
  • 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.

Forge lasting connections

Learn cutting-edge and real-world applications with others working at the top of their industries.

Unmatched, immersive learning

Leading faculty plus career-forward courses provide you with an exceptional experience.

Meaningful difference

Join us for powerful partnerships and meaningful mentorships that help you see the world differently.

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