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Master's Degree

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography and Environmental Engineering

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months1.5 years

About This Program

The Master of Arts (MA) in Geography and Environmental Engineering is housed in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) on the Homewood campus. Students in this program have the unique opportunity to take classes on both the WSE Homewood and JHSPH East Baltimore campuses in order to complete their degree requirements.

The MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering is a degree program open to students with undergraduate degrees in social sciences or the humanities. Three semesters of coursework are typically required to complete the degree and MA students have the option to complete an independent research project, submitted as a formal essay. Students can focus on one of the Department’s areas of interest or construct their own program that complements and expands their undergraduate experience.

Each individual’s program of study is planned by the student in consultation with department faculty and must be approved by the faculty adviser.

The MA degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in social sciences or the humanities.


What Can You Do With This Degree?

Sample Careers

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Research or Teaching Professor
  • Data Scientist
  • PhD Student


Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore the program's course offerings, and find many more details in the program's Student Handbook.

Admissions Requirements

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

Prior Degree

Bachelor's degree in social sciences or the humanities

Program Faculty Spotlight

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Erica Schoenberger, Professor

Economic geography, environmental history, environmental politics and policy, history of mining, history of the automobile, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration

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Harihar Rajaram, Professor

Harihar Rajaram uses mathematical models to shed light on complex environmental and earth systems and to predict future trends within those systems.

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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

Contact Us

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Sr. Academic Program Coordinator 
Zoe Petersen

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