MSE Admissions

Application Requirements

CBID will be accepting MSE applications for the 2022-2023 academic year through December 31, 2021. Students must apply online. Paper or electronic applications sent directly to the department will not be accepted.

Please make sure you make the following selections when applying to our program:

  • Apply as – Full-time graduate student
  • Department – Biomedical engineering
  • Program – Bioengineering Innovation and Design
  • Degree Type – Master’s
  • Degree – M.S.E. in Bioengineering Innovation and Design
  • Anticipated Start Term – Summer 2022 (June 1)


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We require the following application materials:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores that are less than three years old*
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Sample of work
  • No subject test is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS, required of all international applicants for whom English is not the primary language.
  • International students are not required to submit a professional credential evaluation.
  • All ETS exam scores should be sent to Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering. Send GRE scores to institution code 4655; visit General Application Requirements to learn more. Send TOEFL scores to institution code C559; visit International Students to learn more. We do not require applicants to select a department code for either exam. If ETS requires a department code, select the department you are applying to, or the ‘General’ option if your program is not listed.

*Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19 Accessibility Issues

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, as part of the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE), CBID will offer those applicants impacted by COVID-19 access issues a waiver of the required GRE for the 2022 admissions cycle. This applies to Master’s degree graduate applications for the CBID Summer 2022 start term. Applicants may be asked for documentation to support this request.

How to Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19

If you qualify for the GRE waiver based on COVID-19 accessibility issues, you must apply directly in the application. Please do not email CBID or Engineering Graduate Admissions for this request. When applying as a CBID Master’s student, follow the instructions on the “GRE Waiver Request” section to complete all required fields. This section is dependent on all fields being completed in the earlier “Program Information” section.

Our program engages in holistic admissions review and we expect many competitive applications will not include GRE scores this year. We will review all applications equally and there will be no disadvantage to applicants with approved waivers.

Please contact us at [email protected] with any specific questions about the program and/or your application. For all other admissions questions or concerns, please contact Graduate Admissions at [email protected].


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Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the CBID MSE program is December 31, 2021. A complete application must be submitted by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Application Processing/Timeline

  • Mid to Late January 2022: Selected candidates will be invited for first round interviews via Skype or Zoom
  • Mid-February 2022: Selected candidates will be invited for second round interviews and a Hopkins campus visit
  • Early to Mid-March 2022: Notification of admission
  • Late May/Early June 2022 : First day of graduate orientation for new class (exact date to be confirmed)
  • May 2023: Graduation

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