Johns Hopkins Engineering Part-Time and Online Graduate Program
APL collaborates with the JHU Whiting School of Engineering to sponsor the Engineering for Professionals (JHEP) program. The JHEP program offers part-time and online graduate courses leading to master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and post-master’s certificates in 19 program areas. To accommodate full-time working professionals, classes are offered on weekday evenings and Saturdays at APL, at sites in the Baltimore/Washington metro area, and increasingly online. Courses are designed to meet the needs of both students and employers, with new programs created in collaboration with local industry to keep pace with technology and the marketplace.
JHEP currently offers 14 fully online degree programs: Applied Biomedical Engineering; Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability (post-master’s certificate only); Computer Science; Cybersecurity; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Management (some concentrations can be completed fully online); Environmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering and Science; Environmental Planning and Management; Information Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering (pending Maryland Higher Education Commission endorsement); Space Systems Engineering; Systems Engineering; and Technical Management. Additional online courses across all 19 programs continue to be developed each year.
For more information on this program, visit the Engineering for Professionals website.
APL continues to play a critical role in the development of this education program for working adults, which had its origins as an in-house program for the advanced training of APL employees. Over the years, the program has grown and developed into a degree-granting program open to the public, with up to 90% of the students coming from outside of APL. The faculty comprises scientists and engineers from APL and the Whiting School of Engineering; from regional aerospace, engineering, and information technology companies; and from government agencies. JHEP faculty are actively practicing what they teach, and a number of them have written textbooks that are widely used in their respective fields.
The JHEP program offers master’s degrees in 19 areas. Ten of these programs are chaired by APL Principal Professional Staff (the Laboratory’s top technical and administrative staff). The 10 APL-based programs are:
- Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Information Systems Engineering
- Space Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Technical Management
The Systems Engineering program has become especially popular as a means of educating personnel in the specialized skills and knowledge required to engineer complex technical projects. APL, which specializes in systems engineering and is involved in numerous complex projects, has produced faculty who have the necessary expertise to develop and teach the courses in this program.
In addition to the 10 APL-based programs listed above, JHEP offers courses and degrees in nine other areas:
- Applied Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Engineering and Science
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Although not all courses are offered at all JHEP locations, many classes across all 19 areas are offered at multiple sites in the region as well as online. (See the JHEP website for locations.)
Facilities, Office Hours, and Location Information
The APL Education Center supports and administers the JHEP program on the APL campus. The Education Center office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students and prospective students may contact the office directly:
Phone: 443-778-6510 (Baltimore Area)
240-228-6510 (Washington Area)
Classrooms and laboratories are located in the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center.
Educational Benefits for APL Staff
APL employees who take courses in the JHEP program receive tuition remission. (See Benefits for details.)