Johns Hopkins offers online master's degree in applied biomedical engineering

Program offered through JHU's Engineering for Professionals

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, a division of the JHU's Whiting School of Engineering that administers part-time and online graduate programs, has announced that students can now complete its Applied Biomedical Engineering program online.

"The online program is identical to the face-to-face program, from the modern courses it offers, to the expert Johns Hopkins instructors who teach them," said Eileen Haase, chair of the Applied Biomedical Engineering program at Engineering for Professionals. "We've simply added another way for our students, who are busy working professionals, to complete their degree."

To obtain the Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Engineering, students must complete 10 courses within a five-year period. They can choose all online courses, all on-site courses, or a combination of both online and on-site courses.

Whether they choose to study online or in the classroom, all Applied Biomedical Engineering master's degree candidates must complete the program's unique practice and innovation residency course. This course is offered primarily online, but also affords students the opportunity to attend hands-on lab sessions for two weekends in Baltimore, where they will work alongside faculty and medical experts from the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital and the university's top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for biomedical engineers to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. This demand is being fueled by the growing number of aging baby boomers in need of medical care and also by public awareness of biomedical engineering advances, according to the BLS.

"Placing our Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Engineering program online gives students around the world the opportunity to earn a Johns Hopkins degree in this expanding field," said Dexter G. Smith, an associate dean at the Whiting School who is responsible for Engineering for Professionals. "While the off-campus, classroom-based program is still available, we're excited to offer this added flexibility both to our local and to our international students."

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has endorsed both the on-site and online pathways for the Applied Biomedical Engineering program.

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals gives working adults a convenient way to advance their education and competitiveness in 19 traditional and newly emerging fields. Building on the world-class reputation and dynamic resources of Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers online and on-site classes at times that complement the busy schedules of today's practicing engineers and scientists.