Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • You are expected to hold a degree in engineering.
  • If you majored in a related science or engineering field, you may also be accepted, provided your background is judged by the admissions committee to be equivalent to that stated above.
  • Your prior education must include the following prerequisites: (1) mathematics, through ordinary differential equations; (2) calculus-based physics; (3) chemistry; and (4) signals and systems.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering or at another regionally accredited institution. Students who wish to refresh their knowledge may also take the prerequisite courses.
  • 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.
  • You are required to choose a focus area to follow.
  • The curriculum consists of five core courses (one from the focus area), at least one additional course from the focus area, and four electives (at least four of the ten courses must be at the 700-level or higher). Electives may be substituted for the required core courses if the student has previously completed equivalent graduate-level courses, or can demonstrate competency.
  • Electives may be from the Applied Biomedical Engineering (585.xxx) program, or from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (580.xxx) in the full-time program.
  • You may take courses from other programs following approval by the Applied Biomedical Engineering chair or vice-chair.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Course Planning and Search

Wondering what course to take when or which courses are required? Use these helpful course planning and course search tools to help map out your path to degree completion.

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.

Certificate in Applied Biomedical Engineering

If you are not quite ready to commit to a master's degree, take a look at pursuing a certificate as an option. You can earn a certificate in 5 courses and earn credits toward a master's.

Looking to Study Full-Time?

Johns Hopkins Engineering's Biomedical Engineering program is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report and is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in research and development, academics, or medicine.