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Graduate Programs

The Department’s cross-divisional affiliation enables us to offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering. Our interdisciplinary approach enables students to design a course of study that can be tailored to meet their specific career goals. Our students benefit from broad and deep expertise in areas ranging from the science of biological processes and environmental engineering to population exposures and health outcomes to sustainability and resilience of our infrastructure to pandemic surveillance and preparedness.

This is accomplished by investigating sources and distributions of exposures, mechanisms of action, biomarkers of exposure and biological effects, individual and population-based responses, and susceptibility factors at both the individual (molecular, cellular, organ, whole-body) and societal levels. In addition, environmental risks are assessed, and prevention/intervention strategies are devised and evaluated. Our objective is to develop solutions to key challenges in local, national, and global environmental health, from the molecular to population-wide impacts.

Our graduates are prepared for careers in academia, government, national laboratories, and the private sector, both nationally and internationally.

Degree Programs


Master's programs in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering prepare students for leadership roles in practice, development and research pertinent to environmental and urban problems.

Our interdisciplinary approach enables students to design a course of study that can be tailored to meet individualized career goals. Our graduates are leaders in academia and in the public and private sectors.

Students in all of our programs have the unique opportunity to take classes on both the Homewood or East Baltimore campuses in order to complete their degree requirements.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Whiting School of Engineering

The Johns Hopkins OEH master’s program is transitioning to the Whiting School of Engineering and the degree name has changed from Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) to Master of Science (MS). We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020; the deadline for applications is April 15th.

Please check back to this URL to find a redirect to Whiting School of Engineering once the pages are available. You can email Carla Reinhard at for more information in the interim.

Doctoral Degree Programs In Environmental Health and Engineering

Combined Bachelor/Master's Degree Program

Non-Degree Programs

For students who choose not to enter a degree program, there are still many educational opportunities in the area of environmental health—from certificates and institutes to postdoctoral training.

Certificate Programs

Four certificate programs are offered by the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering:

Accelerated Learning Institutes

Summer Institute in Environmental Health and Engineering

The Summer Institute courses are designed for practicing public health professionals with responsibilities for health, safety, and environmental matters in government agencies, non-government organizations, and industry; and for students who are interested in learning more about environmental health sciences concepts. The courses may be taken for academic or non-credit. The Summer Institute in Environmental Health and Engineering is held in June.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral students spend virtually all their time conducting research in the laboratory of their faculty mentor. While the focus is on conducting research, in consultation with their faculty mentor, postdoctoral students have the opportunity to take selected courses that may advance their training and research capabilities. Attending and giving seminars, journal clubs and participating in research retreats are also an integral part of the postdoctoral training experience.

Applicants for postdoctoral positions first identify a member of the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering faculty with whom they wish to work and correspond directly with him/her. They become postdoc­toral students in the program after con­firming position availability with the faculty member, submitting a formal application to the program and receiving an official ap­pointment letter.

Engineering for Professionals Part-time Graduate Programs

The part-time Graduate Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals (EP) offers online courses designed to support students who already have professional backgrounds in engineering. Using interactive learning tools and online course delivery, experienced instructors delve into the concepts underlying biological, physical, and chemical treatment, preparing students to design and lead projects in real-world settings.

Find out more information about the Engineering for Professionals online program and how to apply.

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Graduate Programs
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