As a result of a recommendation by its external
environmental advisory board and a growing national
partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the
Whiting School of
Engineering has added a planning and management degree
option to its graduate-level
Part-Time Environmental Engineering program.
The new master of science in environmental planning and
management degree, recently approved by the Maryland Higher
Education Commission, complements the program's two
existing degree options: master of environmental
engineering and master of science in environmental
engineering and science. The new environmental planning and
management degree option will be offered to students
entering the program, beginning in the spring 2004 term.
The Johns Hopkins Part-Time Program in Environmental
Engineering, Science and Management is recognized as one of
the nation's most comprehensive and rigorous part-time
programs in this field of study. Instruction is integrated
with that of the full-time program offered by the
university's Department of Geography and Environmental
Engineering, which is recognized worldwide for its graduate
environmental research and education.
The part-time program accommodates working professionals
whose jobs require a broader understanding and knowledge of
environmental issues and stewardship. The new master of
science in environmental planning and management degree
provides the analytical and conceptual tools necessary to
identify, prepare and evaluate complex environmental and
water resource projects.
"With challenges that arise as a result of technology and
growth worldwide, we observe an increasing need for
environmental planners and managers to become part of
public and private decision-making processes," said Hedy
Alavi, the program's chair. "The goal of this degree is to
provide a focused course of study that emphasizes advanced
topics in engineering management. The degree will prepare
graduates for specialized jobs formulating and analyzing
environmental policy; managing multifaceted projects;
conducting impact assessments for private and public
projects; assessing, managing and communicating health and
environmental risks to the public; managing and planning
water, air and energy resources; and monitoring
The Johns Hopkins master's-level environmental courses are
offered in Baltimore, Rockville, Laurel and Aberdeen, Md.;
and in Washington, D.C. In addition, several fully online
courses are available to students.
Part of the Whiting School of Engineering, the Part-Time
Programs in Engineering and Applied Science offer master's
degrees in 13 distinct disciplines as well as undergraduate
programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
and engineering science. More than 2,200 students are
currently enrolled in PTE programs at seven education
centers throughout the Baltimore/Washington area.
For more information on PTE programs, contact Sarah
Steinberg, executive director, at 301-294-7070; go to
www.jhu.edu/pte; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.