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Master's Degree

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography and Environmental Engineering

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (Whiting school of engineering)

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months1.5 years

About the MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program

MA students take foundational classes on engineering science and policy to transition from the social sciences or humanities into careers in environmental engineering. Students with this degree go on to further graduate study in environmental engineering and work at the intersection of engineering and the humanities. The MA degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in social science or the humanities.

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MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program Highlights

Customizable

Design your own curriculum

Multidisciplinary

Take courses in public health, business, and policy

Research-focused

Culminates in an essay

Open

to students who want to transition to engineering career

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree in Geography and Environmental Engineering?

Individuals with this degree go on to work as environmental engineers, data scientists, research or teaching professors, or PhD students. 

Curriculum for the MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering

This program is housed in the Whiting School of Engineering. Students can take classes in both the Whiting School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

You can find more details in the program's Student Handbook and in the Academic Catalogue. Explore the Whiting School of Engineering course offerings and Bloomberg School of Public Health course offerings.

Curriculum Overview

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits, of which at least 15 credits must be from departmental classes, following the individual curriculum plan designed with faculty adviser
  • Optional independent research project submitted as a formal essay (typically adds one semester to time-to-degree)

Admissions Requirements

For the most updated general admissions requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions page.

Standardized Test Scores

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is required. Applicants can submit a self-reported score, but the official GRE score is required to make the official admission decision.
  • International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores, or can apply for an English Proficiency Test Waiver

Prior Degree

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or the humanities

Tuition and Funding

The Jensen Fellowship

The fellowship provides a full ride for engineers and scientists seeking to attain a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from EHE. This fellowship is open to professionally-oriented master's students. Learn more about the Jensen Fellowship

Which degree is right for you?

The department has a number of degrees to suit your educational and professional goals, background, and experience.

TAKE OUR QUIZ: WHICH MASTER'S DEGREE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MA)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants who do not have a background in science or engineering but want to transition into the field

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to provide credentials for employment or additional education in environmental engineering

GOOD TO KNOW: The degree is completely flexible: you build your program from the ground up based on your educational background and professional goals

MA PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MS)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with a background in engineering, math, or science, but not from an ABET-accredited program

BOTTOM LINE: Prepares students for mid-level jobs in government and industry or additional graduate study

GOOD TO KNOW: Two broad concentrations in environmental science and environmental policy

 MS PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Engineering in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MSE)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with a degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or the sciences

BOTTOM LINE: Prepares students for mid-level jobs in government and industry or additional graduate study

GOOD TO KNOW: Four tracks to customize your curriculum according to your interests

MSE PROGRAM PAGE

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Director, Master's Programs
Megan Latshaw, PhD‘05, MHS ‘01
410-502-8948

Deputy Co-Chair, EHE
Harihar Rajaram, PhD
410-516-5421

Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Zoe Petersen, MA
410-516-5533