Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering

Drive innovation through information

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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

Translate information toward a transformative career

Develop and lead large-scale intelligent systems and solve complex problems in the public and private sectors with a top-ranked online Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Choose one of eight focus areas to build relevant, applicable skills you can translate into existing and future roles.

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

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Current and applicable

I took courses ranging from web security to big data processing to network engineering, which were all easily applicable to the work that I currently do.

–Christina ’18, Information Systems Engineering

Develop systems for all industries

You will succeed in this program if you want to learn on your terms within a specific focus area that blends theory and practice. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Improve business and technology.
  • Tailor their program of study for their unique interests.
  • Enroll in a fully online program with balance for working professionals.

Develop intelligent systems for all industries

Reach new professional heights through a comprehensive curriculum that is applicable across multiple disciplines. Our program allows you to:

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Focus on your interests

Choose one of eight focus areas that align with your interests and are taught by renowned scientists and engineers at the forefront of their fields. Join a community that includes:

  • Expert faculty, including distinguished leaders from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, who can help you apply your studies to real-world scenarios.
  • Peers who are equally passionate about advancing their careers and their fields.
  • An expansive network connecting you to more than 30,000 alumni.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Information Systems Engineering, you must complete 10 courses—three foundational courses and seven electives—often completed in as few as two years.

Required Foundation Courses
  • Foundations of Information Assurance
  • Foundations of Information Systems Engineering
  • Foundation of Software Engineering

Required Focus Area Options
  • Cybersecurity
    Study cyber operations and compliance as you learn to protect digital data and increase your professional value.
  • Data Engineering
    Use data visualization and foundational analytics to advance your career.
  • Enterprise and Web Computing
    Gain foundational knowledge to master API design and development and lead big data projects.
  • Human-Computer Interaction
    Study how people interact with technology with courses in human systems engineering and integration.
  • Information Management
    Master large-scale database systems and data structures to navigate your IT career to new heights.
  • Network Engineering
    Explore advanced topics in area networks and learn how to interwork with TCP/IP I.
  • Software Engineering
    Develop a comprehensive understanding of software analytics and design using modern tools and techniques.

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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.

Strong network

Connect with over 30,000 alumni to unlock career-advancing opportunities around the world.

Dedicated to you

Even more than top rankings, we are proud of our student-centered focus on educational and career success.

Industry-leading mentors

Your faculty includes senior members of the Johns Hopkins Physics Lab and other experienced professionals.

Everything we do is focused on you

As an information systems scientist, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you with 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 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