Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Program Overview

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Electrical and Computer Engineering program connects students with faculty actively involved in the development of systems for communication, computation, information transformation, power generation and transmission, measurement, and control.

From a thorough grounding in foundational topics such as electromagnetics, electronic devices, and systems theory, to building the hardware and software architectures of next-generation mobile platforms, participants gain valuable skills for professional advancement. In joining one of the largest graduate degree programs in electrical and computer engineering in the country, students have a unique opportunity to enhance their level of expertise in these important fields.

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Degree and Certificates Offered

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Concentrations: Photonics; or Telecommunications and Networking
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to a graduate program outlined in the catalog's Admission Requirements section. In addition, applicants must meet the requirements for acceptance as a degree candidate seeking a graduate degree, graduate certificate, or as a non-degree seeking special student into the Electrical and Computer Engineering program as outlined on the Admission Information page.

Master's Degree Requirements

Each degree candidate for the MS is assigned an advisor. Attainment of the degree requires completion of ten one-term courses, specifically approved by the advisor, at least seven of which must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering. All courses must be numbered at or above the 400 level. At least four of the 10 required courses must be at the 700 level or above. At most, one course with a grade of C may be used, and no course with a grade lower than C may be used. The Electrical and Computer Engineering courses may be selected from among those offered through the MS degree program, distinguished by the course prefix 525 and listed below, or from among courses offered in the MSE program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These latter courses are distinguished by the prefix 520 and are listed in the Arts and Sciences/Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Catalog. Limited opportunity is available for replacement of coursework by appropriate project work (see the courses 525.801 and 525.802 below) or through a graduate thesis (525.803/804).

Graduate Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate is directed toward students who may not be currently interested in a master’s degree but are interested in taking specific graduate courses. Five one-term courses must be completed with grades of A or B within three years. At least four of the five courses must be electrical and computer engineering courses. Students are allowed to take one elective course, subject to advisor approval. If the student should decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements, fall within the five-year time limit, and the student declares his or her intention prior to the award of the certificate. Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Electrical and Computer Engineering must meet the requirements for admission to the MS ECE degree program.

Post-Master's Certificate Requirements

This certificate is awarded to students who complete six graduate-level courses beyond the master’s degree in an electrical and computer engineering discipline. The program is intended to add depth and/or breadth in the discipline of the student’s master’s degree, or a closely related one. All grades for the six courses must be B or above. After the review of student’s academic credentials by the admission committee and admittance to the post-master’s certificate program, each student is assigned an advisor with whom he or she jointly designs a program tailored to individual educational goals. Students must complete the post-master’s certificate within three years of the first enrollment in the program.

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State-specific Information for Online Programs

Students from Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin should be aware of state-specific information for online programs.