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A cross-divisional department spanning

Department of

Environmental Health and Engineering

We use fundamental science to protect the health of the environment and its inhabitants.


What We Do in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Our unique cross-divisional department combines the strengths of the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our graduates are prepared to be successful public health and engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations and attend the best graduate and PhD programs.


The 2022 cohort of Vivien Thomas Scholars poses for a photo.

Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative

A new doctoral fellowship creating pathways for exceptional students from historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions to pursue PhDs in STEM fields at Johns Hopkins. The application deadline for the 2023 cohort is December 1.


Environmental Health and Engineering Programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering, as well as a range of master's and doctoral degrees in public health.

Undergraduate Programs

Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering prepares students to succeed in the private sector, governmental organizations, and top-tier graduate programs.

Graduate Programs

We offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering. 

Non-Degree Programs

Our department offers certificates and other programs to foster professional growth.

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Rachel O'Neal, MS '19

"I enjoyed my time living in Baltimore...I loved to take my dog for a run along the waterfront promenade and explore restaurants in the Fells Point area."

Learn more about Rachel's experience

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Junyao Gu, MS-GEE ’19

"I really love interdisciplinary research, so knowing students can benefit from both the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health made me so excited to attend."

Learn more about Junyao's  experience

Environmental Health and Engineering Faculty Spotlight

Thomas Hartung, MD, Professor,

steers the revolution in toxicology to move away from 50+ year-old animal tests to organoid cultures and the use of artificial intelligence.




Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD

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A gift to our department can help to provide student scholarships and internships, attract and retain faculty, and support innovation.


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