One Year Master’s Degree Programs

One Year Master’s Degree Programs – Accelerated Options at Johns Hopkins University

One year master’s degree programs offer several advantages for highly motivated individuals. At Johns Hopkins University, an accelerated MSE program is offered through the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), condensing degree requirements into just 11 months. Students who complete this highly competitive program graduate with a Master of Science in Engineering from one of the nation’s top-rated bioengineering grad school programs and receive a plethora of hands-on experiences that prepare them for dynamic and exciting careers.

The first portion of the CBID program focuses on clinical rotations, both at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an international clinic in a developing nation. The former allows students to observe world-class clinicians in specialties such as trauma surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and interventional radiology; the latter exposes students to the unique challenges faced by resource-constrained communities. These experiences drive the second portion of the program, in which students return to Johns Hopkins to work on a novel solution for a real-world challenge.

Throughout the design portion of the program, students have the support of the university’s bioengineering faculty, as well as the clinicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Students are also encouraged to consult with the CBID’s corporate mentors on topics such as:

  • Best practices for prototyping and manufacturing
  • Financial planning and investor relations
  • Patenting, licensing and commercialization

This immersive experience is unlike any other, preparing students to enter the workforce with an invaluable knowledge of the device design and development process. It is one of the most highly regarded – and longest-tenured – one year master’s degree programs of its kind, and alumni have gone on to achieve a number of professional distinctions. To date, CBID design teams have filed for nine provisional patents, earned two dozen project grants and more than $1 million in external funding, and received a number of awards from national design and business plan competitions.

To apply to the CBID MSE program, please submit your online application by December 31.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design