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October 5, 2004
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Steinberg, Exec. Dir.
Engineering and Applied Science
Programs for Professionals

Johns Hopkins Renames Its
Part-Time Engineering Programs

The Johns Hopkins University has changed the name of its Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science to more clearly reflect the primary purpose of these offerings: to meet the lifelong education needs of working professionals. These higher learning opportunities, offered through the university's Whiting School of Engineering, are now known as the Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals, or EPP for short.

The shift, said EPP Executive Director Sarah Steinberg, is in name only and does not signal any program changes. "In renaming this program, we are aligning our name to coincide with the programs our students rely on to meet their professional and technological needs, as well as meet the demands of a knowledge-based society," Steinberg said. "In essence, we have simply replaced the term 'part-time' with 'professional,' to emphasize our commitment to the way today's professionals view their lifelong educational needs."

She added that the new name more closely resembles the names that national competitors use to describe similar programs. Along with the new name, the school has adopted a complementary tagline: "Named for our commitment to your professional future." The change takes effect immediately and will be reflected on all information and program materials, as well as on the school's Web site.

Formerly known as the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science, the Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals (EPP) offer masters degrees in 14 distinct disciplines. There are currently more than 2,200 students enrolled in EPP programs at seven education centers throughout the Baltimore/Washington area. For information on EPP programs and functions, contact Executive Director Sarah Steinberg at (301) 294-7070, visit the Web site at www.epp.jhu.edu, or e-mail epp@jhu.edu.

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