Environmental Sciences and Policy
The MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to tailor their academic experience to suit their personal needs and interests. It’s an ideal introduction to relevant areas of science for students with little scientific background. Designed by the academic leaders of Johns Hopkins Earth and Planetary Sciences and other experts, it gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap while providing insights into how policies affect the environment.
|Course Locations||Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC: Online|
|Available 100% Online||No (requires two onsite classes)|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
Rooted in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the Johns Hopkins MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy program is taught by distinguished instructors with valuable experience in the academic, public, and corporate sectors. Many of our students are already employed in the environmental field but wish to enhance their training or move in new directions. Others are seeking to move into the arena of environmental science and policy specifically.
While all students earn an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy, you may choose a concentration in one of four areas:
Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Focuses on identifying, assessing, monitoring and quantifying environmental problems as well as progress toward fixing these problems. The concentration enables you to work on various topics with a focus on measurement and analytical techniques.
Focuses on the management of natural resources within an ecological context. It enables you to understand particular ecosystems as well as broader issues within the ecological sciences applicable to various systems.
Focuses on finding balances among economic, environmental, and social interest. The field of study serves business leaders, who must consider environmental impacts of their decisions and must develop competitive advantage within an ecologically constrained world. The concentration is also important to environmental leaders who need business skills to keep agencies and non-profits afloat and who need to include economic issues in their proposed solutions to environmental problems.
Focuses on implementing solutions to environmental problems in concrete situations. Environmental planning examines the interaction of the built environment and the natural environment in order to reduce impacts and restore quality of both the natural environment and human settlements.
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