Information Systems Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Information Systems Engineering program will give you the tools you need to develop and manage complex systems that solve real-world problems.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
CybersecurityEnterprise and Web ComputingHuman-Computer InteractionInformation ManagementNetwork EngineeringSoftware EngineeringSystems Engineering

About

In the Information Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, technical professionals and business leaders both benefit from an intensive curriculum in a field that is leading to new technologies and career opportunities every day. Expert instructors, who teach both on-site and online, delve into a wide range of cutting-edge topics from distributed systems and information security to project management and systems analysis.

Upon completing the degree program, students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development processes and components of large-scale information systems.

Requirements

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 one year of college math including one semester of calculus or discrete mathematics; and a course in programming using a modern programming language such as Java or C++.
  • Data Structures may also be required for students seeking to take selected courses from the Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's 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.
  • Students are required to choose a track to follow.
  • The curriculum consists of three foundation courses and five courses from the Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) program, including selected courses from the Computer Science (605.xxx), Cybersecurity (695.xxx), System Engineering (645.xxx), and Technical Management (595.xxx) programs.
  • At least three courses must be from the same track, and at least two must be at the 700-level or higher.
  • Up to two electives may be selected from other programs. Electives from other programs require approval of the Information Systems Engineering program chair or vice chair. Transfer courses will be considered electives.
  • Only one grade of C can count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all post-master's certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare his or her intention prior to the completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of four foundation courses and one elective.
  • Four of the five courses must be Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) courses.
  • Tracks are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • The curriculum consists of five foundation courses and one elective.
  • Five of the six courses must be Information Systems Engineering (635.xxx) courses, and at least two of these courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Tracks are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

To view this program's prerequisites, core courses, and/or courses listed by track, focus area, or concentration, please click here.

Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.

Advising

Please visit the Information Systems Engineering Advising Corner for more information.

Program News

Johns Hopkins Partners with Coursera to Offer Five New Courses Plus Capstone Project in Web Development
September 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals just launched a new series of online courses through Coursera, the world’s largest open online education provider.

The five-course series along with its associated capstone project is titled Ruby on Rails Web Development and will be available to anyone with Internet access.

"DevOps" Method Explored in Latest TechTalk
June 29, 2015

On June 23, featured speaker and Hopkins alumnus Jeffrey Garonzik addressed a crowd of students and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to discuss the newest buzzword in software development—DevOps.

May 8, 2015

On March 31, 2015, Karthik Shyamsunder led the third in the new TechTalk series offered by Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals.

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State-Specific Information for Online Students

We currently are not accepting applications to the online Graduate (Post-Baccalaureate) Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate, or M.S. programs in Information Systems Engineering from students who reside in Arkansas or Kansas. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.