Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Engineering

Solve critical challenges in biology and medicine

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Online classes
One residential course at the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital
2–3 years
Average time to completion
Cost per course
Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Spearhead research that impacts the health of humanity

Apply engineering innovation to help shape the future of the biomedical industry with your Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Enrich your career through state-of-the-art research and interactive relevant projects with acclaimed experts in our part-time online program.

Flexible but challenging, you can complete our top-ranked, fully online engineering master’s degrees in just 10 courses.

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Explore a spectrum of solutions

As most of our students are coming from entirely biological or engineering backgrounds, we give them a total spectrum of activities from bench to bedside—which is a hallmark of biomedical engineering as an interdisciplinary field.

–Anil Maybhate, Applied Biomedical Engineering Lecturer

For health-focused pioneers

You will find success in this program by having the desire to play a role in developing dynamic, life-saving solutions through science and engineering. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Develop interdisciplinary knowledge to apply to biological or engineering backgrounds.
  • Apply physiological knowledge and mathematical methods in research.
  • Enroll in a flexible, online program designed for working professionals.

Translate research into future technology

Explore the latest techniques and advances through study designed to take your biomedical career to the next level. In our program, you will:

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Learn from—and alongside—practicing pros

Work alongside renowned biomedical field leaders who are currently advancing practice and research. Join a professional community that includes:

  • Scientists, physicians, and engineers at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Peers who are equally motivated to engineer innovative solutions and advance the profession.
  • Exclusive partnerships offering professional networking and unique opportunities.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Applied Biomedical Engineering, you must complete 10 courses—five core courses and five electives—often finished within 2-3 years.

Core Course Requirements
  • At least two biology/physiology courses
    • Biochemical Sensors
    • Frontiers in Neuroengineering
    • Methods in Neurobiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physiology for Applied Biomedical Engineering I
    • Physiology for Applied Biomedical Engineering II
  • At least one math course
    • Advanced Signal Processing for Biomedical Engineers
    • Applied Medical Image Processing
    • Biofluid Mechanics
    • Biological Solid & Fluid Mechanics
    • Biomechanics of Cells and Stem Cells
    • Biosolid Mechanics
    • Mathematical Methods or Mathematical Methods for Engineers
    • MR Imaging in Medicine
    • Neural Data Science for Biomedical Engineers
    • Neural Networks
    • Network Science for Biomedical Engineers
    • Principles of Medical Imaging
  • Two core courses from a chosen focus area

Required Master’s Degree Focus Areas
  • Biomechanics
  • Imaging
  • Medical Devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Translational Tissue Engineering

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Excellence as a competitive edge

From developing visionary leaders, pioneering innovative research, and creating meaningful impact, you’ll find that the JHU advantage goes well beyond rankings and recognition.

Integral hands-on practice

Gain knowledge and innovative thinking skills through collaboration in our unique hybrid residency course.

Knowledge with confidence

Exceptional one-on-one mentoring from notable and experienced professionals will help set you apart.

Hands-on experience

Access opportunities in our state-of-the-art laboratories on our main Homewood campus.

Everything we do is focused on you

As an biomedical engineer, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you the rich educational experience to make that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all available online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps, from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs