Prospective MSE students

We encourage all interested students to apply for the JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering’s MSE program.

MSE Candidate Attributes

To be considered for admission, students should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a basic science discipline. Other exceptional students may be considered for admission but if admitted, may be required to take a number of courses to overcome deficiencies in their curriculum. Regardless of the specific degree, the applicant should have completed a balanced program in college-level physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.

With each applicant, the Admission’s Committee considers the undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, results of Graduate Record Examinations (required), and overall motivation of the individual to pursue graduate studies. The average GPA of admitted thesis-track students is typically 3.7 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and research experience is an asset for selection into the thesis-track option (which takes place after a student is admitted to and enrolls in the program). All interested students are encouraged to apply. 

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available for qualified students to serve as teaching assistants, and partial tuition remission may be available for Johns Hopkins students. In addition, thesis-track students (once selected for the thesis track) may be provided with additional financial aid to facilitate the research component of their degree (each financial aid package will be negotiated on an individual basis but typically will include either (or a combination) of tuition waivers or a monthly stipend.

For information on the cost of living at Johns Hopkins and in the Baltimore area, please consult the current estimates of tuition and other expenses.