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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 objective is to develop solutions to key challenges in local, national, and global environmental health, with impacts from the molecular to population-wide level. Our graduates are prepared for careers in academia, government, national laboratories, and the private sector. 

Master's Programs 

Degrees are awarded by their school of origin. All degrees require coursework across disciplines. 

Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Master of Science in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment (MS)
Onsite / Full-Time (2 years), Onsite / Part-Time (2.5 years), Online / Part-Time (2.5 years) 
The program consists of nine months of coursework of the fundamental concepts and testing approaches used in classic risk assessment processes, as well as those used in the new paradigm for toxicity in the 21st Century, followed by a seven- to twelve-month internship with a government agency, non-governmental organization, industry, or private sector group. 

Master of Science in Environmental Health (ScM)
Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years 
Following one year of course work, students conduct original research under the direction of a faculty mentor which results in a formal thesis. Graduates of the program are well-prepared to pursue doctoral degree programs and are also competitive for positions in the private sector, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. 

Master of Health Science in Environmental Health (MHS)
Onsite | Full-Time or Part-Time | 9 months–2 years 
The full-time MHS is a nine-month, coursework-based degree for individuals who want a comprehensive understanding of the association between the environment and health. Students learn how environmental hazards affect human health at the individual, population, and systems level. 

Bachelor’s/Master's Program in Environmental Health 
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) collaborates with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) in offering early acceptance to seven master’s programs at JHSPH. 

Whiting School of Engineering 

Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MA) 
Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months–1.5 years 
The MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering is open to students with undergraduate degrees in social sciences or the humanities. Three semesters of coursework are typically required to complete the degree, with the option to complete an independent research project. Students can focus on one of the Department’s areas of interest or construct their own program that complements and expands their undergraduate experience. 

Master of Science in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MS)
Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months–1.5 years 
This MS degree is designed to prepare students with a science undergraduate background to enter the engineering industry or continue further study at the doctoral level. The MS degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology and other scientific disciplines. Students can choose from tracks or design a curriculum in consultation with their advisor which best fits their career goals.  

Masters of Science in Engineering in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MSE)
Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months–1.5 years 
This program is designed to prepare students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree, or demonstrated equivalent, to enter the workforce as leaders in the field or to go on to further study at the doctoral level. Students have five tracks to choose from and can tailor their electives to their career and research goals.  

Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program combines advanced coursework in highly-specialized technical fields with professional education in contemporary business, entrepreneurship, and management practices. 

Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSOEH)
Onsite | Full-Time or Part-Time | 1.5 years 
This program provides students with the analytical and technical skills needed to identify and address environmental and/or occupational hazards in the workplace and surrounding community. The program can be customized to meet a variety of professional and career goals. 

Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering Five-Year Program
The combined BS/MSE program is open to current undergraduate students in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE). Students accepted into the combined program follow the curriculum of the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program and complete the MSE degree in one or two semesters.  

Doctoral Degree Programs

DrPH in Environmental Health
The concentration comprises two tracks: Environmental Health and Health Security. 

PhD in Environmental Health
This full-time program offers a unique interdisciplinary learning experience. The course of study is tailored based on the student’s interest. Students take a required core curriculum as well as track/program-specific requirements and focused courses in specialized areas. 

PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering
This is a full-time program which offers interdisciplinary learning and research on the intersection of engineering and environmental health. Students complete a core curriculum and tailor their elective course of study based on research interests and career plans.  

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 faculty member with whom they wish to work and correspond directly with them. They become postdoctoral students in the program after confirming position availability with that faculty member, submitting a formal application to the program and receiving an official appointment letter. 

Environmental Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Toxicology Policy, Law and Regulatory Analysis Postdoctoral Opportunity

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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