Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program News

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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can be completed online

Degree and Certificates Offered

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

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B or above) in the latter half of their undergraduate studies. Significant relevant work experience or a graduate degree in a relevant technical discipline may be considered in lieu of meeting the GPA requirement.
  • Degree in an ABET-accredited electrical and/or computer engineering program
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all college studies

NOTE: GRE scores are not required.

Applicants who majored in a related science or engineering field may also be accepted as candidates if their background is judged by the admissions committee to be equivalent to that stated above.

While most applicants apply intending to be a degree candidate seeking a graduate degree or certificate, you may also apply as a non-degree seeking special student. To apply as a special student, you must meet the same prerequisites and requirements as a degree seeking candidate.

Master's Degree Requirements

For more in-depth requirements and a listing of required courses, visit the Program Requirements page.

  • Ten courses completed within five years
    • Seven courses from the program (including courses from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering and at least four must be at the 700 level or higher)
    • Three electives

Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses completed within three years
    • Four courses from the program
    • One elective

Post-Master's Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses completed within three years
    • Four courses from the program
    • Two electives

State Authorization Compliance for Online Program Applicants

We currently are not accepting applications to the Electrical and Computer Engineering master’s program from online students who reside in KS. Also, we currently are not accepting applications to the graduate certificate or post-master’s certificate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from online students who reside in AR or KS. Residents in these states may apply to Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals programs offered at any JHU campus location.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

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