M.Sc. On Campus Online

Environmental Sciences and Policy

Johns Hopkins University

12 months
4340 USD/module
4340 USD/module
Tuition fee
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When you combine scientific knowledge with passion for policy and progress, you can become a change agent in organizations dedicated to safeguarding our environment. The Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy is offered at Johns Hopkins University.


Climate change, environmental justice, energy consumption, habitat loss, water depletion and degradation, air pollution, and species extinction have increasingly become a deep concern for citizens around the world.

The Johns Hopkins environmental sciences and policy master’s degree program was designed to empower the next generation of environmental leaders. Discover how sustainable business, policy, and science can overlap to address today’s most pressing issues.

In this Environmental Sciences and Policy interdisciplinary program at Johns Hopkins University, you will explore a wide array of coursework such as ecosystem science and management, maritime law, land and water conservation, air quality management, oceanic stewardship, energy and carbon policy, and geographic information systems (GIS). And you will look at these areas through ethical, legal, political, economic, and historical contexts.

Prepare for a Variety of Careers

Many of our students are environmental professionals looking to advance in their current fields, and others are looking to make a meaningful career change by entering this exciting industry. Our alumni have found positions such as:

  • Senior biologist, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental protection specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Senior program officer, The World Wildlife Fund
  • Assistant director of strategic communications, New York City’s Department of Sanitation
  • Information technology specialist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Chief sustainability officer, International Environmental Corporation

Specialize Your Studies

The MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy degree at JHU offers distinct tracks, giving you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your career interests:

  • Conservation Biology
  • International Environmental Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Climate and Energy
  • Remediation, Compliance, and Assessment

Study On Your Terms

You can attend evening classes at our D.C. or Baltimore locations, or choose to complete most of the program online from the convenience of your home or office. As part of the program, you will complete a residency on campus or participate in an immersive learning experience; you’ll have the flexibility to choose when and where you go. There are summer and winter options, and plenty of travel study destinations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geological Foundations of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Applications of GIS
  • Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Oceanic & Atmospheric Processes
  • Principles & Methods of Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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we accept applications year-round for all programs


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit all required supporting documentation. Supporting materials requirements vary by program. You are responsible for gathering and sending all application materials either via online application form or directly to our office. Once received, please allow one week for processing.
  • Submit your application along with a $75 application fee. 
  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling in any of our Advanced Academic Programs. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4340 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4340 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    4340 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4340 USD per module during 12 months.
  • $4,340 per course

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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