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.
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.
Medical students, residents, and clinical trainees are eligible for the AI in Medicine focus area. GRE scores are not required for these candidates. Because medical trainees come from diverse educational backgrounds, the AI in Medicine curriculum provides the flexibility required to meet individualized needs.
Financial aid is available for qualified students to serve as teaching assistants, and partial tuition remission may be available for Johns Hopkins students. A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to second year thesis-option students. These will be awarded on a competitive basis.
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.