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

  • 181 academic* and 31 research faculty, 32 teaching faculty, and 44 associated research scientists and engineers
  • In 2016 – 2018, faculty received five NSF CAREER Awards, three DARPA Young Faculty Awards, two Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, one Army 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.
  • In the 2016 – 2017 academic year, WSE faculty published in more than 1,000 refereed publications and gave more than 350 invited talks.
  • In 2016 – 2017, WSE had more than 490 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.

2017 – 2018 Undergraduates: 1,822

  • From 49 states
  • and 45 foreign countries

2017 – 2018 Graduate (full-time): 1,320*

  • From 44 states
  • From 44 countries

2017 – 2018 Graduate (part-time): 2,819


groundbreaking-researchGroundbreaking Research

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

  • Received $132.1 million in research funding in FY2017
  • 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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