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JHU Connection

APL regularly partners with other Johns Hopkins University (JHU) divisions to solve some of the nation's—and the world's—toughest problems. These interdisciplinary collaborations enhance education and research, strengthen the university's intellectual outreach, and facilitate ties with the larger science and technology community. Specific collaborations include APL and JHU's Whiting School of Engineering, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carey Business School, and School of Medicine, as well as The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

APL–JHU Joint Faculty Appointments

To make sure that we provide sponsors with access to the most current and innovative thinking and research, APL supports joint academic appointments with many JHU schools and academic divisions—with the Whiting School of Engineering receiving the largest number. These collaborative efforts enable APL staff members, who hold appointments ranging from assistant professor to full professor, to spend up to 20% of their time collaborating and teaching with JHU faculty and graduate students.

APL Education Center

Our strong commitment to continuing education is demonstrated by the nearly 200 staff members who teach within the JHU Whiting School's Engineering for Professionals (EP) program. APL staff teach engineering, applied science, technical management, and information technology courses.

EP students can attend classes at APL, at JHU's Homewood campus, or at six other locations in the region. In addition, companies and organizations across the nation have educational partnerships with Johns Hopkins. Online education has become a major focus of the EP program, with more than a quarter of total enrollments now coming online and with four master's degrees available online.

During the 2010–2011 academic year, 2,690 students participated in EP's eight APL-based programs, and they accounted for 7,236 course enrollments. Nearly 600 master's degrees are conferred annually in these programs.

APL-Based Engineering for Professionals Programs

  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Management

APL Advanced Application Scholars Program

The APL Advanced Application Scholars Program offers paid internships and placement for selected students at the Laboratory for motivated, well-qualified Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and physics. Last year, approximately 20 students (from a field of about 60 applicants) earned roles in a variety of APL projects, including software design and development; modeling and simulation; hardware and data systems design, testing, and evaluation; and scientific research. Part-time employment during the academic year is also available to students.