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The rigorous online curriculum balances systems engineering theory and practice, enabling engineers and healthcare professionals to re-engineer healthcare delivery on a broad scale. Students develop concepts for possible solutions that seamlessly integrate technology into healthcare settings, addressing issues such as safety, affordability, security and privacy, performance, and healthcare outcomes. Instructors are practicing professionals who incorporate real-world problem-solving activities and case studies into discussion topics.

For those that wish to start this program in the spring of 2019, please review the Healthcare Systems Engineering schedule planning document, which maps out some sample course paths for you.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Develop a systems description or design for healthcare-related systems and processes;
  2. Describe the requirements, drivers, functions, components, interdependencies, risks, and quality factors for various healthcare systems and processes;
  3. Develop new healthcare devices, systems, or policies using a systems approach;
  4. Direct the evaluation of healthcare system components and recommend improvements in performance and efficiency;
  5. Incorporate humans in the engineering systems design to ensure patient safety and value.


Program Chair: Alan Ravitz

Program Coordinator: Meghan Aranda (410-516-9907,


Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include an undergraduate major in engineering or the sciences.
  • Applicants typically have at least two years' experience in engineering or the healthcare field.
  • A detailed professional experience résumé must be submitted.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of six required core courses (18 credits) and 12 credits of electives. Subject to advisor approval, an elective may be substituted for a required course if the student has previously completed an equivalent graduate-level course.
  • Electives may be chosen from a selected list of courses in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (, the Applied Biomedical Engineering program ( or from the Systems Engineering program (


Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.



140.611 - Statistical Methods in Public Health I (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)*
140.612 - Statistical Methods in Public Health II (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)*
140.651 - Methods in Biostatistics I (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)
140.652 - Methods in Biostatistics II (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)
309.730 - Patient Safety and Medical Errors (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)*
309.732 - Human Factors in Patient Safety (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)
311.615 - Quality of Medical Care (3 BSPH credits/2 EP credits)*

* Bloomberg (BSPH) courses with an asterisk refer to online courses; Bloomberg courses without an asterisk refer to in-person courses, which are offered for selected electives should a student prefer a classroom setting.

Program News

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
February 3, 2020

Originally posted by The Hub on January 15, 2020

Two Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals master's programs are among the top online programs in the country, according to new rankings released earlier this month by U.S. News & World Report.

Microsoft Teams: A Digital Platform for Communication and Collaboration Between Students
February 3, 2020

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) this month launched an exciting new initiative: an online Student Community offered through the digital platform Microsoft Teams. As part of the EP Student Community, students can safely and securely connect, share, and learn from one another while also having easy access to relevant resources.

October 2019 Program News
October 24, 2019

Johns Hopkins Engineering Advances: Professional engineering program news.