MSE Admissions

Application Requirements

CBID will be accepting MSE applications for the 2020-2021 academic year through January 10, 2020. Students must apply online through Slate. Paper or electronic applications sent directly to the department will not be accepted.

*Please note – The only way to access the CBID Application is to select the summer term.  We will not consider applications that have been submitted to other programs at JHU.

*Please note – In Slate, to indicate interest in the MSE in Bioengineering Innovation and Design program, please apply to the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Concentration/Area of Interest should be Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

We require the following application materials:

  • Online application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one should be from a former or current professor or a professor with whom you have worked.
  • GRE scores, not more than three years old. (department code is 1603) Please note: MCAT scores cannot be substituted for GRE scores.
  • JHU students who wish to apply to this program are required to submit GRE scores.
  • No subject test is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS, required of all international applicants for whom English is not the primary language.
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Additional application materials can include publications, papers, or special projects that would be of interest to the admissions committee.
  • International students are not required to submit a professional credential evaluation.
  • Reminder:  Our institution codes is 5332 for both GRE and TOEFL exams.  Our department code for GRE is 1603.


Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the CBID Program has been extended to January 10, 2020.  A complete application must be submitted by the deadline.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Application Processing/Timeline

  • Mid to Late January 2020: Selected candidates will be invited for first round interviews via Skype
  • Mid-February 2020: Selected candidates will be invited for second round interviews and a Hopkins campus visit
  • Early to Mid-March 2020: Notification of admission
  • Late May/Early June 2020 : First day of graduate orientation for new class (exact date to be confirmed)
  • May 2021: Graduation

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