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The Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes. The program was designed by academic leaders in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins, in conjunction with experts in applied science at regional and federal institutes and agencies. The focus is on studying the environmental effects of current use on the creation, updating, regulating, communicating and enforcing of environmental policy.

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Quick Stats

Course Locations Washington D.C.; Online
Available 100% Online *No (requires one onsite class)
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2018-2019 academic year is $3,972 per course. Please note: 2018-2019 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees. More information.

The core curriculum provides the strong foundation of fundamental environmental science and policy required to work at the forefront of the field. A broad range of electives provide curricular flexibility to allow students to tailor their academic experience to suit personal needs and interests. The program supports professional growth opportunities for experienced environmental professionals. It is also appropriate for career changers or those new to the environmental workforce with optional pre-requisite courses providing an entry path for students with limited previous science coursework.

The Johns Hopkins MS in Environmental Science and Policy program faculty include distinguished instructors with valuable experience in the academic, public and corporate sectors. The opportunity to work with faculty experienced at the highest levels of environmental science and policy provides students a valuable mix of theory and practice always focused on how students can make positive changes in their careers and the world we share. In addition, our students themselves bring a broad range of expertise and experience to our academic community and are an important part of a Hopkins education.

ESP students tailor their own course of study and can pursue any of the following areas, or mix and match.

Formal Concentration in the following areas:

Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Ecological Management
Environmental Management
Environmental Planning

Or students may focus on Informal Concentrations or Tracks in the following areas:

Sustainability Science
Energy and Climate

State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.