MSE Admissions

Application Requirements

CBID will be accepting MSE applications for the 2021-2022 academic year through December 31, 2020. 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 2021


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We require the following application materials:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal statement
  • 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.
  • Reminder:  Our institution codes is 5332 for both GRE and TOEFL exams.  Our department code for GRE is 1603.


For 2021 Applicants Only – GRE Accommodations Due to COVID-19

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) has decided to make the GRE exam optional for the 2021 admissions cycle. For those applicants that have GRE scores ready, we will accept them. Please note, there will be no admissions advantage in submitting GRE scores. Likewise, there will be no disadvantage to any applicant for not submitting GRE scores. Our program engages in a holistic admissions review, and we expect many competitive applications will not include GRE scores this year.

The Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and the Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis does not impact how CBID and the Whiting School evaluates applicants. We will continue to review applications and proceed with offers of admission as usual.

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, 2020. A complete application must be submitted by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Application Processing/Timeline

  • Mid to Late January 2021: Selected candidates will be invited for first round interviews via Skype or Zoom
  • Mid-February 2021: Selected candidates will be invited for second round interviews and a Hopkins campus visit
  • Early to Mid-March 2021: Notification of admission
  • Late May/Early June 2021 : First day of graduate orientation for new class (exact date to be confirmed)
  • May 2022: Graduation

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