JHU Launches Two Online Master’s Degrees for Global Risk and Sustainable Energy

8 June, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) announced the launch of two online master’s degree programs. The MA in Global Risk and MA in Sustainable Energy allow students to engage with and learn from experts at the forefront of their respective fields, while also joining the professional and academic community of one of the top universities in the world.

The programs give working professionals the opportunity to earn a distinguished degree while balancing their professional and personal lives. Both programs have been designed by Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty with feedback from industry experts and employers to ensure graduates can build and expand the career skills that are in highest demand.

The next start date for both programs is August 31, 2020, and applications are currently open. Read below for more information about each program or click the links below to request information:

“These degree offerings represent a new era for the school in our leadership of the practice and study of international relations,” said Filipe Campante, Johns Hopkins SAIS Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs. “With additional online programs under development, the school is demonstrating its capability to transition its reputable academic programs to align with areas of study that are particularly relevant to practitioners in today’s global marketplace.”

Master of Arts in Global Risk (online)

The discipline of risk management is more complex than ever. In the last decade, the growth of globalization, uncertainties related to trade policy and rapid advancements in technology have completely reshaped the face of the global economy. Additional challenges, such as regional differences in public policy and the sharp increase in natural disasters, have highlighted the need for risk management experts who have a global perspective and who can think about risk differently.

The MA in Global Risk (online) is designed to help graduates solve these challenges and more readily adapt to new risks as they emerge. With a curriculum covering both the quantitative and qualitative tools of risk management, the global risk master’s program helps graduates thrive in a complex, international field.

Through rigorous coursework, students gain in-depth knowledge in:

  • Global economics and international trade
  • Approaches and frameworks for understanding risk
  • Adapting risk management strategies in dynamic environments
  • Primary risk management challenges and opportunities in different areas of the world

In addition to taking expertly designed online courses, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through two, one-of-a-kind residencies. The first is held in Bologna, Italy over one week and gives students the chance to connect with their cohorts and start the development of their capstone projects. The second, in Washington DC, provides students with the opportunity to present their capstone projects. After completing the second residency, students in the MA in Global Risk (online) program will participate in the Johns Hopkins SAIS commencement ceremony.

“If you want to make the world a better place, you have to learn how to anticipate the consequences of specific actions or reactions, how to build scenarios out of seemingly unconnected events, and how to recognize which pathways for development are more likely than others. The Master of Arts in Global Risk will help you take advantage of the many important insights available from economics, history, and political science, in order to make sense of the world around you and to plan more effectively for the future.” Professor Erik Jones, Johns Hopkins SAIS

To gain more insight into how a graduate degree in Global Risk builds leaders for change, visit risk.sais.jhu.edu/.

Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (online)

As organizations and governments face the climate crisis, the demand for experts in sustainable energy who can help shape energy policy and implement sustainability initiatives continues to gain momentum globally.

The MA in Sustainable Energy (online) equips students with the skills needed to guide organizations toward adopting sustainable energy and assess the feasibility of procuring and leveraging alternative energy sources, given economic, policy and other regional factors. Students will also build the expertise needed to consult with national government and global energy governance organizations to develop policies that incentivize sustainable energy development.

  • Provide students with advanced skills and knowledge to lead the global community to a decarbonized energy sector to help mitigate climate change.
  • Introduce students to the economics of sustainable energy sources and the financing options available in the sector.
  • Lead students to explore and understand the impact of international institutions and global governance in promoting sustainable energy and mitigating climate change.
  • Help students develop a systemic view of the various parts of sustainable energy systems and its functions.

This program contains two in-person residencies in Washington DC. These one-of-kind experiences provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, meet industry experts and connect with the Johns Hopkins SAIS community. After the second residency, students enrolled in the MA in Sustainable Energy (online) program will participate in the Johns Hopkins SAIS commencement ceremony.

“Climate change is the foremost challenge of our time, and this graduate degree in sustainable energy is a timely and remarkable opportunity to explore the critical role sustainable energy plays in tackling this challenge. Whether you are in the public or private sector, this degree will provide you with the foundational knowledge and analytical framework to address a wide array of issues.” – Professor John Banks, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For 75 years, the school has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, DC The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.

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