Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals


Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals

The Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals (EPP) is the continuing education component of the G.W.C Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

History

The Johns Hopkins University first offered continuing education courses to engineers in 1916, when it held “Night Courses for Technical Workers” in response to the potential for United States involvement in World War I. The part-time undergraduate engineering program realized its largest enrollments for a time after World War II, when returning servicemen and women received GI Bill benefits for a college education.

Until the late 1950s part-time courses were primarily offered at the undergraduate level on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. In 1958, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) began to offer advanced technical courses at the graduate level with credit toward Johns Hopkins academic degrees under the auspices of that institution’s Evening College.

By 1963, APL established a formal center for the Evening College to meet growing demand. Over the years, the number and variety of engineering and applied science courses and master’s degree program expanded, so that by 1983 five master’s degrees were offered at the APL Education Center: Applied Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Numerical Science, and Technical Management.

In 1983, the APL-based programs came under the oversight of the re-established engineering school at Johns Hopkins, the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. At that time, eight additional degree programs were added: undergraduate programs in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering and five master’s degree programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Johns Hopkins continuing engineering education has changed its name several times to reflect added programs, advancing technology, and a changing workforce. Its name was the Part-Time Engineering Program from 1983 to 1987, Continuing Professional Programs from 1987 to 1992, Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science from 1992 to 2004, and Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals from 2004 to the present. [“Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals,” Allan W. Bjerkaas, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2005 (ISSN 0270-5214)] In addition, several degree programs have changed their names to reflect changes in focus, and in several cases, concentrations in existing programs have become new programs in their own right.

EPP is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academic Programs

With the exception of Technical Innovation and New Ventures, all programs listed lead to a master’s degree. Several programs also offer graduate certificates and/or advanced certificates for post-master’s study.

Applied and Computational Mathematics
Applied Biomedical Engineering
Applied Physics

Bioinformatics
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Environmental Engineering, Science and Management

Information Systems and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Technical Innovation and New Ventures (graduate certificate only)
Technical Management

Online Programs and Courses

EPP offers over 30 courses online. Two programs are completely online: Bioinformatics [" [http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/home06/jan06/bioinfo.html Johns Hopkins to Offer Online Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics] ," press release, Johns Hopkins Office of News and Information, 1/18/2006] (offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs) and Environmental Planning and Management [“ [http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/home07/may07/epp2007.html Johns Hopkins to Launch Online Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Planning and Management] ,” press release, Johns Hopkins Office of News and Information, 5/29/07] .

Education Centers

Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
Dorsey Center, Elkridge, Maryland
Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland
Higher Education and Conference Center @ HEAT, Aberdeen, Maryland
Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, Maryland
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, Maryland
Washington D.C. Center, Washington, DC

Additional Information

* Classes are held on weekday evenings and Saturdays.
* Over 2,200 students enroll each semester.
* EPP offers more than 450 graduate courses.
* There are over 400 faculty, coming from the Whiting School of Engineering, APL, and many private and government organizations.
* Over 5,000 degrees have been awarded in the last decade [“At a Glance 2007,” Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals, 11/06] .

External links

Engineering and Applied Programs for Professionals ( [http://www.epp.jhu.edu http://www.epp.jhu.edu] )
Official Johns Hopkins' EPP Online Merchandise Store ( [http://www.companywear.com/jhu http://www.companywear.com/jhu] )

References


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