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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.

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: Ian Nolan (410-516-2262,


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, the sciences, or healthcare.
  • 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 four elective courses (12 credits). Subject to advisor approval, an elective may be substituted for a required course if you have 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.

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