Online Programs

New Student Enrollment

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy and Master of Arts in Global Risk (online) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. We’re happy you’re here. To get you started, we’ve put together a guide to help you navigate your next steps in the weeks leading up to your first course.

What Next?

Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED)

  • Watch for an email about activating your Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) ID
    • All Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff have a JHED account. Expect an email within 48 to 72 hours of accepting your admission offer and paying the matriculation fee. If you do not receive an email between 48-72 hours of matriculation, visit Student Enrollment and Account Management
  • Use your JHED ID to access the Johns Hopkins University Portal and activate your JHU email address.
    • Once activated, please check your JHU email address for program updates.

For questions about your JHED ID and student portal, please call the Help Desk Service Center at (410) 516-4357.

Financial Aid

IS IT through Service Now by following the next steps:Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you have not already.

  • See your offer of admission letter for details on submitting the FAFSA.
  • If you have questions about financial aid, please reach out to [email protected].

MASE Preparatory Coursework

  • Complete the Online Economics Basics: Self-Paced course.
    • Students who don’t meet the Macro & Micro requirement are required to take the online Economics Basics: Self-Paced course. This preparatory course is intended to introduce the students to microeconomics and macroeconomics concepts in preparation for the economics- and finance-focused courses in the program.
    • If you have any questions about registering for Economics Basics please contact Lindsay Ryan at [email protected] 

Virtual Events

  • Watch for email invites to our new students’ activities.
    • Meet Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty and participate in a discussion about some of the most important issues facing sustainable energy today.
  • Watch for an email invite to our Student Meet and Greet.
    • Connect with your future classmates and get a preview of what to expect from our program.

Have questions? Here are important contacts and resources:

Important Note: You may receive communications from the School of Advanced International Studies, including general announcements about course offerings. Because the MA in Sustainable Energy (online) is a cohort-based program, courses outside the set curriculum will not count towards the completion of the degree.


The Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (MASE) and Master of Arts in Global Risk programs of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) provide students with an introductory orientation that helps students learn about Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the MASE and MAGR programs, and the tools to be successful online graduate students.

The two-week orientation outlines the resources available to students through JHU and provides students with the tools and information they need to navigate the Learning Management System where their courses are offered.

Students will have several opportunities, live and asynchronously, to introduce themselves to colleagues, meet faculty and staff who support the program, and to practice using the tools available in their online courses. Students will also explore best practices that contribute to their success as online learners.

The Orientation is taught by staff members who work directly with faculty, to design and support the program curriculum, as well as support students in the program. Students will have access to the orientation site throughout their time at SAIS. Access the Orientation Course and log in using your JHED ID and password.

If you need assistance accessing the Orientation Course, please contact Lindsay Ryan at [email protected].