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APL collaborates with the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering to sponsor graduate programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (JHEP). JHEP offers part-time and online graduate courses leading to master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and post-master’s certificates in 21 program areas. To accommodate full-time working professionals, classes are offered online, on weekday evenings at APL, and at other sites in the Baltimore/Washington metro area. Courses are designed to meet the needs of both students and employers, with new programs created in collaboration with local industry leaders to keep pace with technology and the marketplace.

JHEP currently offers 19 fully online degree programs: Applied Biomedical Engineering; Applied and Computational Mathematics; Applied Physics; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Cybersecurity; Data Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Management; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering and Science; Environmental Planning and Management; Financial Mathematics; Healthcare Systems Engineering; Information Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Space Systems Engineering; Systems Engineering; and Technical Management. Additional online courses across all 21 programs continue to be developed each year.

For more information, please visit the JHEP website.

APL continues to play a critical role in the development of the programs at JHEP, which had its origins as an in-house program for the advanced training of APL employees. Over the years, it has grown and been opened 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.

Degrees Offered

JHEP offers master’s degrees in 21 areas. Eleven of these programs are chaired by APL Principal Professional Staff (i.e., APL’s top technical and administrative staff). The 11 APL-based programs are:

In addition to the 11 APL-based programs listed above, JHEP offers courses and degrees in nine other areas:

Facilities, Office Hours, and Location Information

The APL Education Center supports and administers the JHEP programs 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: 240-228-6510


Classrooms and laboratories are located in the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center.


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Educational Benefits for APL Staff

APL employees who take courses at JHEP receive tuition remission. (See Benefits for details.)