Environmental Planning and Management

Johns Hopkins University

M.Sc. Online
60 months
4595 USD/credit
4595 USD/credit
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The Johns Hopkins University's Environmental Planning and Management program will prepare you for leadership roles in a world undergoing rapid ecological transformation.


The curriculum for the Environmental Planning and Management program at Johns Hopkins University examines how environmental engineering and science affect real-world outcomes in public policy, decision-making, and the economy. Taking into account factors like modern technology, social constraints, and the availability of financial resources, experienced instructors, through the use of interactive learning tools and online course delivery, teach students how to plan, execute, and evaluate the most complex environmental projects of our time.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of concepts and issues relevant to environmental sustainability and climate change; solve quantitative problems and technical assessments relevant to environmental sustainability, climate change science, and green technologies; critically analyze and review a range of pertinent literature, case studies, and documentaries.
  • Develop a core understanding of the key components of the major U.S. environmental laws and regulations, and how they affect organizations and individuals; describe responsibilities that managers have under those laws and regulations, and employ techniques to manage organizations, personnel, and external resources to meet such responsibilities.
  • Construct and/or critique an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for an environmental project; apply tools of economic analysis, including benefit cost analysis to public sector policy or investment in environmental projects.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Environmental Engineering 
  • Optimization Methods for Public Decision Making
  • Economic Foundations for Public Decision Making
  • Business Law for Engineers
  • Environmental Law for Engineers and Scientists
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Natural Disaster Risk Modeling
  • Environmental Compliance Management
  • Financing Environmental Projects

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Our rolling admissions process allows you to apply to any of our part-time programs at any time.




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must be in the last semester of undergraduate study or hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or have earned graduate degrees in technical disciplines.
  • Applicants typically have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B or above) in the latter half of their undergraduate studies.
  • Official transcripts from all college studies
  • Completed and submitted online application form
  • Proof of proficiency in English via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4595 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    4595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4595 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • Fee is per three credits


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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Environmental Planning and Management
Johns Hopkins University


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