Two engineers in hard hats loop at a tablet computer on a balcony above a factory floor.

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) has launched a new MS program in Industrial and Operations Engineering, designed for working professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge to solve today’s most complex operational problems.

The new offering is one of 24 master’s degree programs offered through EP, a national leader in providing graduate-level engineering education that addresses the most current industry demands in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

James Spall, a research professor in Johns Hopkins Engineering’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a member of the principal professional staff at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, is chairing the program, which is offered online and in a hybrid format.

Our goal is to equip graduates with the ability to develop and deploy technical solutions that improve operational efficiency, increase system-level understanding, enable cost savings through automation, and enhance human-machine interaction,” says Spall. “Graduates will be able to apply rigorous statistical and mathematical analyses to streamline services and ensure product quality.”

The program’s cross-disciplinary approach includes courses in statistics, data analytics, optimization, operations research, systems engineering, and more. “This broad knowledge base is crucial for educating students who will apply their expertise and experiences effectively across a wide range of industries,” says Dan Horn, the associate vice dean for professional education and lifelong learning at the Whiting School of Engineering.

Students can choose from eight focus areas to tailor their education to specialized fields, which include: Energy and Environmental Systems; Healthcare Engineering; Human Factors and Ergonomics; Manufacturing and Facilities; Operations Research and Intelligent Systems; Quality Engineering and Applied Statistics; and Transportation, Networks, and Supply Chains.