Apply for the MSE Program

Apply for the master’s program in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins by visiting JHU Graduate Admissions.

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

Application Deadline

For fall admissions consideration, please submit your application by December 31.
For spring admissions consideration, please submit your application by September 30.

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 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 Graduate Admissions. For questions/concerns about submitting your application, please contact Graduate Admissions.

Decisions are typically made by the end of March and all 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

For 2021 Applicants Only – GRE Accommodations Due to COVID-19

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) have decided to make the GRE exam optional for the 2021 admissions cycle. This only applies to graduate applications for the following start terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. For those applicants that have GRE scores ready, we will accept them. Please note, there will be no admissions advantage in submitting GRE scores. Likewise, there will be no disadvantage to any applicant for not submitting GRE scores. Our programs engage in holistic admissions review, and we expect many competitive applications will not include GRE scores this year.