Engineering for Professionals
APL collaborates with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to sponsor graduate programs through the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) program.
EP offers part-time and online graduate courses leading to master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and post-master’s certificates in 23 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.
APL continues to play a critical role in the development of programs at EP, 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. EP faculty are actively practicing what they teach, and a number of them have written textbooks that are widely used in their respective fields.
EP offers master’s degrees in 23 areas. Thirteen of these programs are based at APL and chaired by APL Principal Professional Staff (APL’s top technical and administrative staff members).
The programs chaired by APL staff are:
- Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Science
- Data Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Healthcare Systems Engineering
- Information Systems Engineering
- Robotics and Autonomous Systems
- Space Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering
In addition to the 13 APL-based programs listed above, EP offers courses and degrees in 10 other areas:
- Applied Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Engineering and Science
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Financial Mathematics
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Facilities, Office Hours, and Location Information
The APL Education Center supports and administers the EP 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:
Classrooms and laboratories are located in the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center and in the Montpelier 7 Building.
Educational Benefits for APL Staff Members
APL employees who take courses at EP receive tuition remission. Learn more about educational benefits and assistance for APL staff members.