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More than 6,500 students globally are enrolled in Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering online and part-time programs.

Johns Hopkins Engineering’s online graduate degree programs continue to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the country’s best. 

Multiple Engineering for Professionals (EP) programs are ranked No. 1, including its online computer information technology offerings, which share the top spot with Columbia University. Rankings in this category considered data from five EP fields: computer science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, information systems engineering, and data science.  Also in the No. 1 space are EP’s Engineering Management and Electrical and Computer Engineering programs, tying with Purdue University and Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively. 

EP’s online programs overall now rank No. 6 in the nation among the publication’s Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs, leapfrogging three places from last year at No. 9 to tie with the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Specialty rankings include: 

  • Industrial/systems engineering is No. 8 
  • Mechanical engineering is No. 7  
  • Civil engineering is No. 7 (tied with the University of Wisconsin and UCLA) 

“Our continued climb in the rankings speaks volumes about our ability to equip working professional engineers with in-demand skills and knowledge through classes offering the highest standard of educational excellence,” said Dan Horn, associate vice dean for professional education and lifelong learning at the Whiting School of Engineering. “I expect our upward momentum to continue as we constantly reimagine our offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our student population.”  

U.S. News’ Best Online Engineering Programs includes a review of 21 online master’s degree programs in the Whiting School of Engineering, including those listed above as well as the following programs: applied and computational mathematics; applied biomedical engineering; applied physics; environmental engineering, science and management; financial mathematics; healthcare systems engineering; materials science and engineering; robotics and autonomous systems; and space systems engineering. The Best Online Computer Information Technology Programs category includes a review of online and part-time programs at JHU in artificial intelligence, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, and information systems engineering. 

U.S. News ranks the nation’s best online graduate programs in seven disciplines, as well as the best online bachelor’s degree programs. Rankings are determined by five weighted criteria: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity. 

More than 6,500 students globally are enrolled in Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering online and part-time programs. Its top-ranked courses and curricula are created by faculty members and program leadership who are experts in their field.  Instructional designers support the faculty in customizing the courses for online delivery and maximum student engagement and learning.