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Apply to the Master’s Program

We offer fall admissions only. To be considered for fall admission, please submit your application by December 31.

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the following:

  1. A completed online application (the department does not accept paper applications)
  2. Applicable transcripts (unofficial copies)
  3. GRE scores (official copy)*
  4. 3 letters of recommendation from previous instructors or employers*
  5. A statement of your interest and motivation for pursuing biomedical engineering graduate studies
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores (for foreign students only, official copy)
  7. Accepted payment types (application fee): MC, Visa, Discover, or “e-check”

*GRE scores are not required for medical trainee applicants with interest in the AI in Medicine focus area. Letters of recommendation are not required for medical trainees who are currently affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Application instructions may be different from the general University guidelines. If you have questions, please contact the program manager, Sam Bourne.

Application Processing

The BME department does not handle the application and/or the processing of application materials.  Do not send any application materials to the department. Applications are processed and managed through Engineering Graduate Admissions. For questions or concerns about submitting your application, contact Engineering Graduate Admissions, and include your full name and application reference number with your inquiry.

Decisions are typically made by the end of March for fall admissions, and by the end of October for spring admissions. Applicants will receive notification of decision around that time.

COVID-19 updates:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis does not impact how applicants are evaluated. We will continue to review applications and proceed with offers of admission as usual.

Please contact program manager Sam Bourne with any specific questions about the BME master’s programs, your application, and/or John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. For all other admissions questions or concerns, please contact Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For 2022 Applicants Only – Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19 Accessibility Issues

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) will offer only those applicants impacted by COVID access issues a waiver of the required GRE for the 2022 admissions cycle. This applies to Master’s degree graduate applications for the following start terms: Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022. Applicants may be asked for documentation to support this request.

How to Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19

If you qualify for the GRE waiver based on COVID-19 accessibility issues, you must apply directly in the application. Please do not email Engineering Graduate Admissions for this request. If you are applying as a Master’s student, follow the instructions on the “GRE Waiver Request” section to complete all required fields. This section is dependent on all fields being completed in the earlier “Program Information” section.

*Our program engages in holistic admissions review and we expect many competitive applications will not include GRE scores this year.  We will review all applications equally and there will be no disadvantage to applicants with approved waivers.

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