Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Each applicant will apply for admission in a specific technical track within the MSEM program, and students will also take a suite of management courses through the Management Track.

To be admitted to the MSEM program, applicants must have:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline (or the equivalent of such a degree).
  • Johns Hopkins undergraduates wishing to pursue a concurrent bachelors/masters degree, please click here. If you are graduating from your undergrad program before the fall, you are not a combined student; please apply as a full-time graduate student.
  • Sufficient prerequisite knowledge to enroll and succeed in the advanced technical courses for their proposed track (or willingness to enroll in any prerequisites for these courses). Please see the desired background cited by each technical track.
  • If you are interested in the distance program through EP, please find more on the program & its requirements here.


Application Requirements

          • Letters of Recommendation (3)
          • GRE* (JHU undergraduates applying are not required to submit GRE scores)
                        JHU Institution Code: 4655; Engineering Management Code: 1699
          • TOEFL or IELTS (waived for applicants whose native language is English as well as international applicants who have received or will receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution in any country for which English is the native language) TOEFL minimum score for acceptance is 100 (internet based) and 7.0 minimum score for IELTS.
            TOEFL Code for JHU WSE: C559
          • Statement of Purpose
          • Transcripts (original)
          • Resume
          • $25 application fee
          • *For Fall 2022 Applicants Only – Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19 Accessibility Issues
            In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) will offer only those applicants impacted by COVID access issues a waiver of the required GRE for the 2022 admissions cycle. Applicants may be asked for documentation to support this request.
          • How to Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19If you qualify for the GRE waiver based on COVID-19 accessibility issues, you must apply directly in the application. Please do not email Engineering Graduate Admissions for this request. If you are applying as a Master’s student, follow the instructions on the “GRE Waiver Request” section to complete all required fields. This section is dependent on all fields being completed in the earlier “Program Information” section.

Mailing Address for Application Materials

Supporting documentation should be uploaded electronically on Slate.
Supporting documentation unable to be uploaded should be mailed, in one envelope, to the following address:

Johns Hopkins University
Full-time Studies in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office
W601 Wyman Park Building
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Please note: The Graduate Affairs and Admissions Office will only accept regular mail, Certified Mail, UPS, DHL and Fed Ex deliveries.

All application documents must be provided in English (either the original or translations of the original documents). If you are unable to secure translations to English, we recommend that you contact World Education Services.

Please note that application information is not available to Johns Hopkins University until applicants officially submit their online applications.


English Proficiency

Johns Hopkins University requires graduate students to have English proficiency for their course of study. Graduate students must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently upon their arrival. Successful study demands understanding oral lectures and taking comprehensive notes during lectures. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of their proficiency in English before they can be offered admissions and before a visa certificate can be issued. Johns Hopkins prefers a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and for the IELTS, a bandscore of 7. The Graduate Admissions Office requires original copies of all results. This requirement is waived for applicants whose native language is English as well as international applicants who have received or will receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution in any country for which English is the native language.

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