Materials Science and Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Materials Science and Engineering program gives working engineers the tools they need to develop and improve the materials that impact everyday life.

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Degrees & Pathways

Concentrations
Nanotechnology
Focus Areas/Tracks
BiotechnologyNanomaterials
Pathways

About

The curriculum in the Materials Science and Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals takes a close look at the connections between materials' structure and performance, how particular properties can be achieved through state-of-the-art processing, and how newly engineered materials can be used in modern technologies. After studying with instructors working at the top of their fields, students are prepared to tackle today’s most pressing questions in nanotechnology, electrochemistry, biomaterials, and more.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Understand the basic concepts related to the structure of engineering materials.
  2. Understand the basic thermodynamics and kinetics of engineering materials.
  3. Apply the structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics of materials to the characterization of material properties and to the design of engineering materials.

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 a mathematics sequence through differential equations and courses in general physics and chemistry.
  • This program is best suited to applicants who have received undergraduate degrees in engineering or science.
  • 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

  • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of two core courses and eight electives (400-level or higher with at least one at the 600- or 700-level).
  • Courses offered through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the full-time program (510.xxx) may count as electives.
  • Students interested in taking the Materials Science and Engineering Project (515.730/731) must get prior approval from the program chair.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • Nanotechnology Concentration:
    • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
    • The curriculum consists of four core courses and six electives (400-level or higher with at least one at the 600- or 700-level).
    • Courses offered through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the full-time program (510.xxx) may count as electives.
    • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
    • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
    • Concentrations are noted on the student's transcript.

Courses

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

COURSES BY FOCUS AREA

The focus areas offered represent related groups of courses that are relevant for students with interests in the selected areas. The focus areas are presented as an aid to students in planning their course schedules and are only applicable to students seeking a Master's degree. They do not appear as official designations on a student’s transcript or diploma.

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Program News

New Grant Will Support Faculty Training in Online and Digital Learning
June 7, 2018

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has received a DELTA grant to build Faculty Forward, an intensive faculty development program to train fellows in the latest and most effective online and digital learning tools and techniques. The grant was awarded by JHU's Office of the Provost.

High Rankings for JHU Online Engineering Programs
January 10, 2018

The online programs at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering are ranked highly according to the latest report from U.S. News & World Report released January 9, 2018.

Top Instructors Receive 2017 Faculty Awards
April 18, 2017

During the 2017 spring faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Engineering honored ten outstanding online and part-time instructors for their dedication in the classroom this past year.