Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering

Transformative, life-saving education

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Online classes
2–3 years
Average time to completion
Cost per course
Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Integrate technology into healthcare

Revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered through better efficiency, greater affordability, and even safer practices with your Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Build on your existing knowledge with highly relevant instruction and training that directly applies to the most in-demand careers.

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

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You are the changemaker healthcare needs

We aim to educate a new generation of engineers and healthcare professionals to lead the way in bringing about revolutionary transformation.

–Alan Ravitz, Program Chair, Healthcare Systems Engineering

For essential healthcare engineers

You will find success in this program by having the desire to re-engineer the way healthcare is broadly delivered through rigorous coursework and interdisciplinary collaboration. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Streamline processes, reduce costs, and improve care quality.
  • Use technology to protect societal health and safety.
  • Enroll in a flexible, online program designed for working professionals.

Transform lives by transforming healthcare systems

Now more than ever, the world requires a focused effort and expertise in healthcare systems. Help save lives and advance your career in healthcare science through lessons and case studies that examine the industry in real-time and deliver real-world solutions. Our program will allow you to:

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Learn at the intersection of engineering and healthcare

Imagine what you will learn working alongside the engineers who created the COVID-19 tracking map. When you join the JHU community, you get:

  • Faculty with real-world experience who help you directly apply your studies to real situations.
  • Peers who are equally motivated to enhance their education and profession.
  • An expansive network connecting you to powerful partnerships and new opportunities.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering, complete 10 courses in as few as two years—six core courses and four electives.

Required Core Courses
  • Healthcare System Conceptual Design
  • Healthcare System Design and Integration
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering Capstone Project
  • Healthcare System Test and Evaluation
  • Intro to Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Management of Healthcare Systems Projects

Select Elective Options
  • Global Health Engineering
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Integrating Humans and Technology
  • Management of Complex Systems
  • Medical Sensors & Devices
  • Patient Safety and Medical Errors
  • Regulation of Medical Devices
  • Social and Organizational Factors in Human Systems Engineering
  • Statistical Methods in Public Health
  • Systems Thinking in Public Health: Applications of Key Methods and Approaches

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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.

Join healthcare pioneers

Study alongside practicing scientists revolutionizing the healthcare industry.

Versatile principles

Reach your career goals with knowledge that can be applied across disciplines.

Exclusive resources

Our focus is on giving you the tools and resources you need for success as a healthcare professional.

Everything we do is focused on you

As a healthcare systems engineer, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you a rich educational experience that makes 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 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