JHU Graduate Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences
APL collaborates with the JHU Whiting School of Engineering to sponsor the Engineering for Professionals (EP) program. The EP program offers graduate courses leading to master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and post-master’s certificates in 15 different engineering and applied science fields. To accommodate full-time working professionals, classes are offered on weekday evenings and Saturdays at APL, at a growing number of 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.
EP currently offers four fully online degree programs, including Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, and Environmental Planning and Management. Additional online courses across all 15 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. EP faculty are actively practicing what they teach, and a number of them have written textbooks that are widely used in their respective fields.
The EP program offers master’s degrees in 15 distinct disciplines. Eight of these programs are chaired by APL Principal Professional staff (the Laboratory's top technical and administrative staff). The eight APL-based programs are:
- Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Applied Physics
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Information Assurance
- Information 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 eight APL-based programs listed above, JHU EP offers courses and degrees in seven other areas:
- Applied Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Although not all courses are offered at all EP locations, many classes across all 15 disciplines are offered at multiple sites in the region as well as online. (See the Engineering for Professionals website for locations.)
Facilities, Office Hours, and Location Information
The APL Education Center supports and administers the EP program on the APL campus. The Education Center office is located in the lower level of the R. E. Gibson Library and 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 lower level of the Gibson Library and in the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center.
Educational Benefits for APL Staff
APL employees who take courses in the EP program receive tuition remission. (See Benefits for details.)