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

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months1.5 years

About This Program

Master of Science in Engineering in Geography and Environmental Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) 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 MSE degree is open to students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree or demonstrated equivalent.

The Geography and Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is designed to prepare students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree, or equivalent, to enter the workforce as leaders in the field. Students have five tracks to choose from, each with unique curricular requirements.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Sample Careers

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



Emphasizes understanding the physical, chemical, and biological phenomena that affect the movement and transformation of pollutants in the environment.


Involves the analysis and design of processes of water treatment, waste treatment, and environmental remediation, and includes a solid grounding in the chemical, biological, and physical principles underlying treatment and remediation technologies.


Combines a solid grounding in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology with electives in modeling, water development planning, policy, and contaminant fate and transport.


Focuses on using models of physical and economic systems to analyze and improve the design of public policies and environmental control systems.


Emphasizes innovative computational, statistical, and “big data” tools with applications to environmental problems in air pollution, energy systems, hydrology, and climate change.


Browse an overview of this program's requirements in the JHU Academic Catalogue, explore the program's courses, 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 engineering from an ABET-accredited program or demonstrated equivalent

Program Faculty Spotlight


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Benjamin Hobbs, PhD, MS

asks how we can meet our energy and water needs sustainably and economically, and employs operations research and economics to answer that question.

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Scot Miller, PhD

uses big data to understand greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions across the globe.

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Carsten Prasse, PhD

is an environmental chemist who investigates the occurrence, fate, and impacts of organic chemicals in the environment.

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Sarah Pacocha Preheim, PhD

studies the microorganisms and environmental drivers of impairments to inland and coastal water bodies such as oxygen depletion and algal blooms.

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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

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

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator 
Zoe Petersen