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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Visit the WSE Graduate Admissions website for instructions on how to apply to the full-time program and other important information. Part-time/online students can apply here.

Is the GRE required?

Yes, the GRE is required, however there are special accommodations being made this cycle due to COVID-19. A statement about these accommodations can be viewed on the WSE Graduate Admissions website.

Is the TOEFL required?

Yes, the TOEFL (or other English Proficiency test) is required unless your citizenship is from a country with English as the official language, you have completed or will complete a bachelor's and/or graduate degree at an institution in a country for which English is the official language, or at an institution in which the sole/primary language of instruction, writing, and testing is in English. If any of these conditions apply to you then you may request a waiver. Please visit the Information for International Students page provided by the Whiting School of Engineering for more information about English Proficiency Test waiver eligibility.

Is there a minimum score for the TOEFL?

No, there is not a formal cut-off, but the school prefers a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), and 100 (internet-based) on the TOEFL. Please visit the Information for International Students page provided by the Whiting School of Engineering for more information about English proficiency tests.

What financial support is available to MS OEH students?

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students. Please refer to the funding page for more information.

Can the program be completed part-time, online?

Yes, there are two different options for the MS OEH. The full-time program must be applied to through EHE in WSE and the part-time/online program is available through EHE in the Engineering for Professionals program. 

What is the curriculum?

The FT MS OEH curriculum is in the student handbook. The part-time, online curriculum is in the JHU e-catalog under the 'Requirements' tab.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The full-time program requires 16 months (six academic terms and one summer session) to complete. Part-time, online students can complete the MS OEH in two-and-a-half to five years, depending on previous experience and individual circumstances.

What are the requirements for graduation?

In addition to coursework, this program includes a three-month internship, which can be employment-based. The internship is designed to provide a professional experience tailored to the needs and interests of each student. Students must submit a final paper that serves as a culmination of the entire educational experience. Results from the internship project and an overall review of the educational experience are also presented in a seminar for an audience of faculty and students.

Who can I contact for more information?

To learn more about the full time program, please contact the program director, Dr. Kirsten Koehler ( For general inquiries about the application process and our programs, please contact Zoe Peterson ( For more information about the part-time option, please contact Carla Reinhard ( Questions related to difficulty using the application site should be directed to

Who can I contact for more information on academic opportunities within the Department of EHE?

School of Public Health
Katie Phipps
Academic Program Administrator

Whiting School of Engineering
Zoe Peterson
Academic Program Administrator