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Why Hopkins?

Make an Impact.

Be a future leader in engineering for the environment to protect human health.



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5 Exceptional Reasons to Study Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins

1. You want to be a leader.

Environmental engineers apply engineering principles to protect human health and enhance the quality of human life while protecting our fragile ecosystems. Propelled by our rigorous academic curriculum, stellar advisers, and well-rounded program, our graduates go on to both academia and industry, leading careers in water supply and sanitation, waste management, land use management, energy regulation, and environmental protection.

2. You understand that solving complex environmental challenges requires cross-disciplinary collaboration.

At EHE, you will find a faculty of world-renowned physical and social scientists with expertise in diverse areas, including hydrology, public health, social science, economics, political science, and law, from who you will learn how to become an engineer with a wide range of useful skills.

3. You will have access to unparalleled research opportunities right from the start.

You can work side by side with faculty and graduate students in their labs and out in the field. Many of our students are conducting research by the end of their freshman year. With our diverse faculty, it will be very easy to find a research project that interest you.

4. You want to make an impact on the world.

As an EHE student, you can travel to South America and Central America with the JHU chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a student-run group that partners with communities in developing nations to improve their quality of life through engineering. Other ways to make an impact include studying abroad, internships, student projects, and tutoring programs to help inner-city children.

5. You want to be part of a dedicated and energetic community of scholars and engineers.

Our department is small in size, but robust in scholarship. Our faculty are passionate about their work and dedicated to educating and mentoring students. As an undergraduate, you will be part of a collegial close-knit group that shares your passion for the environment.