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About the Whiting School of Engineering

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Outstanding Academics

WSE teaches students to think creatively while drawing upon mathematics and scientific principles to tackle difficult, real-world problems.


world-class-facultyExceptional Faculty

  • 221 academic* and 29 research faculty, 33 teaching faculty, and 44 associated research scientists and engineers
  • In 2016 – 2018, faculty received seven NSF CAREER Awards, two DARPA Young Faculty Awards, two Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, one Army Research Young Investigator Award, one Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, and one Presidential Early Career Awards (PECASE). More than 20 of the school’s faculty were named fellows of professional organizations.
  • Six tenured members of WSE’s faculty and one member of the school’s teaching faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering. Two additional members of the WSE faculty are members of the National Academy of Science, and two are members of the National Academy of Medicine.
  • In the 2017 – 2018 academic year, WSE faculty published in more than 1,100 refereed publications, contributed to 150 conference proceedings, gave more than 500 invited talks, and published 151 books/chapters.
  • In 2016 – 2017, WSE had more than 400 part-time faculty in our online and part-time programs.


vibrant-studentsVibrant Students

Our students are among the most highly qualified and intellectually driven in the world. They come to Johns Hopkins from nearly every U.S. state and dozens of countries.

2018 – 2019 Undergraduates: 1,793

  • From 49 states
  • and 45 foreign countries

2018 – 2019 Graduate (full-time): 1,857*

  • From 44 states
  • From 44 countries

2018 – 2019 Graduate (part-time): 3,055


groundbreaking-researchGroundbreaking Research

Our academic programs integrate education and research, extending human innovation to address some of the world’s toughest problems.

  • Received $136.8 million in research funding in FY2018
  • 70% of engineering undergrads participate in research


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Committed Alumni

Whiting alumni remain loyal and committed to our mission. They serve on advisory boards, host events, mentor students, and contribute their time and philanthropic support.

Notable alums: Michael R. Bloomberg ’64, Electrical Engineering, former mayor of New York City, founder and president of Bloomberg LP; Willard Hackerman ’38, BS Civil Engineering, President and CEO of Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Jeong H. Kim ’82, BS Technical Management, President of Bell Telephone Laboratories; John C. Malone, PhD ’69, Industrial Engineering, Chairman of Liberty Media.


*Biomedical Engineering data includes PhDs awarded through and faculty appointments in the School of Medicine.

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