The primary role of a university is to educate and prepare students to succeed in the world professionally and socially. For today’s student, that is a world facing tremendous environmental challenges requiring thoughtful consideration and innovative solutions. Therefore, it is essential that students, as future business leaders, scientists, teachers, policy makers and citizens, are provided with a foundation in environmental education and the opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to real world problems. At Johns Hopkins University, courses with a focus on sustainability and environmental issues are offered in almost every discipline each semester.  


Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of sustainability. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers a major and a minor related to sustainability in Environmental Sciences & Studies, both located at the Homewood Campus. KSAS also offers Masters and Certificate programs in Environmental Science and Policy, Energy Policy and Climate, and Geographic Information Systems through Advanced Academic Programs.

Carey School of Business

The Carey School of Business’ Global MBA program delivers a rigorous business school education that focuses on business essentials, advanced business methods, and real-world experience.  Students move through a series of integrated modules that reflect the nature and structure of real-world business problems in the areas of Financial Resources, People and Markets, Business Processes, and Managerial Decision Behavior.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering encompasses the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

School for Advanced International Studies

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has a sustainability related program concentration in Energy, Resources and Environment. The program at SAIS offers a master’s program for graduate students and is located at the Washington, D.C. campus.


Alliance for a Healthier World

The Alliance for a Healthier World is a Johns Hopkins University signature initiative that integrates university-wide expertise and diverse perspectives to unlock groundbreaking knowledge addressing unresolved global health challenges. Healthy environments are one of the four thematic areas, with the goal to identify how global climate change and environmental degradation at local, regional and global levels pose risks for decreasing equities in human health and nutrition as well as develop sustainable solutions on how to best act to protect health and nutrition.

Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Environmental challenges are one of the five focus areas of this initiative, launched in fall 2016 with a historic $300 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The initiative will link public health to the fields of urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, environmental design and assessment, agronomy, food systems, and civil engineering.

Center for Environmental & Applied Fluid Mechanics

The Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics collaborates researchers from the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and the Applied Physics Laboratory to research fluid mechanics and the relation to different environments.

Center for a Livable Future

The Center for a Livable Future funds research for students related to sustainability and the interactions of diet, health, food production, and the natural environment. The Center for a Livable Future is located at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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