About This Program
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?
- Environmental Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Research or Teaching Professor
- PhD Student
The Department's current concentrations in the MSE in Geography and Environmental Engineering are:
CONTAMINANT FATE AND TRANSPORT
Emphasizes understanding the physical, chemical, and biological phenomena that affect the movement and transformation of pollutants in the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
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.
WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING
Combines a solid grounding in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology with electives in modeling, water development planning, policy, and contaminant fate and transport.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS
Focuses on using models of physical and economic systems to analyze and improve the design of public policies and environmental control systems.
DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND ENGINEERING
Emphasizes innovative computational, statistical, and “big data” tools with applications to environmental problems in air pollution, energy systems, hydrology, and climate change.
For general admissions requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions page.
Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program or demonstrated equivalent
Program Faculty Spotlight
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.
Scot Miller, PhD
uses big data to understand greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions across the globe.
Carsten Prasse, PhD
is an environmental chemist who investigates the occurrence, fate, and impacts of organic chemicals in the environment.
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.
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.