What is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineers play a critical role in human safety and security, from the design and construction of buildings, bridges, and roads to safeguarding water and other natural resources through sustainable design. Civil engineering students and faculty at Johns Hopkins are using their expertise to tackle – and solve – the world’s most pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges.
At Johns Hopkins, civil engineering students—from freshmen year forward—have unparalleled opportunities to contribute to world-class scholarship and have access to new materials, facilities, systems, and modeling tools that simply aren't available at other universities. One-on-one mentoring from faculty members who are the defining experts in their fields means close personal attention to academic and career goals. The Department of Civil Engineering is a small, supportive, and intellectually stimulating community ensconced within one of the nation’s top research universities—an ideal setting for your undergraduate or graduate studies.
Working professionals seeking an advanced degree in civil engineering can study part-time through our Engineering for Professionals (EP) program.