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December 4, 2008
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman

New Johns Hopkins Degrees Will Give Grads
Edge in Business World

Full-Time Engineering Master's Programs
Focus on Management, Design and Finance

The Johns Hopkins University is launching three new full-time engineering master's degree programs aimed at giving graduates a solid educational foundation and a competitive edge before they seek employment in private industry or government organizations.

The three programs, designed to be completed in a year to a year and a half, are in engineering management, bioengineering innovation and design, and financial mathematics.

To provide information to prospective students, the university's Whiting School of Engineering will conduct an open house event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Representatives of these programs will be present, along with those of other Whiting School master's degree programs. Lunch will be provided. All potential applicants, including current Johns Hopkins undergraduates, are invited to attend.

"Many of the master's degrees we offer are either part-time programs for working professionals or full-time programs for students who plan to go on to pursue a doctoral degree," said Nicholas Jones, the Benjamin T. Rome Dean of Engineering. "These three new programs are different. They join our highly regarded master of science in security informatics program in that they are designed to prepare students who plan to look for a job immediately after earning this degree. In these tough economic times, students who complete these rigorous programs will gain a competitive advantage when they begin their careers."

The 10-course master's in engineering management program is accepting applications for enrollment in spring and fall 2009. The curriculum combines course work in advanced engineering and in management to prepare graduates for professional positions with consulting firms, defense contractors and government agencies. Students select one of 12 technical concentrations offered across the Whiting School and enroll in management courses provided primarily by its Center for Leadership Education, with additional offerings from the university's Carey Business School and the Whiting School's Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals. Those entering the program during the spring and fall 2009 semesters will receive a 50 percent tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.

More details are available at this program's Web site, engineering.jhu.edu/msem.

The master's program in bioengineering innovation and design, offered through the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will launch in summer 2009. It is targeted to advanced students who wish to pursue careers in biomedical device innovation and design. This yearlong program consists of core engineering, physiological and entrepreneurial courses; electives; and a design project that focuses on solving a problem found in a real-world clinical setting. Each team of two to four students will rotate through the clinical and surgical world of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

More details are available at this program's Web site, cbid.bme.jhu.edu/educational-programs/masters.php.

The program in financial mathematics is offered through the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. It requires three semesters to complete, with students starting in late summer and finishing in mid-December of the following year. Students with a strong quantitative undergraduate background are encouraged to apply. The program aims to equip graduates with the engineering-driven approaches widely used to construct and deploy the financial transactions and processes that function as the international financial system and capital markers.

More details are available at this program's Web site, www.ams.jhu.edu/financial%20math/home.html.