General Application Requirements

To begin the online application, use the Whiting School of Engineering Application.

Contact with any questions.

Visit your program’s website to view submission deadlines and admissions requirements.

Please Note: United States Social Security Numbers are included as part of student tuition information for U.S. taxes (IRS Form 1098-T) and are used for enrollment verification through the National Student Clearinghouse. If you have a valid social security number, it is to your advantage to use it though not required. After the first day of classes, any change to your Government ID requires presentation of your Social Security Card to the Registrar’s Office.

Review all requirements and deadlines. Please note that all documents must be uploaded through the application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make changes using the online application system. Do not mail any documents unless requested or admitted. Please check the website of the department to which you are applying for department-specific requirements and deadlines.

Obtain your unofficial transcript(s) from your school’s registrar’s office.

For JHU students, an unofficial transcript is available through SIS, under “Registration/My Grades.”

If your transcript is issued in a language other than English, you must have a third-party professional service (such as the American Translators Association) translate it and you must submit the document(s) in the original language and the English translation.

Obtain your recommenders’ email addresses and enter them in your online application to request electronic letters of recommendation. The Slate application system will contact your recommender directly via email and will be given instructions about how to proceed. Please use the Slate system and do not have letters of recommendation mailed to the school.

Johns Hopkins Engineering graduate admissions will not accept paper copies of your statement of purpose. You are required to submit this document through the Slate application system.

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

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) has decided to make the GRE exam optional for the 2021 admissions cycle. This only applies to graduate applications for the following start terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. 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 programs engage in holistic admissions review, and we expect many competitive applications will not include GRE scores this year.

Please have your GRE scores sent through ETS. Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering’s institution code is 4655. Applicants do not need to select a department code. Some departments might recommend the GRE Subject Test. Please check the department’s website for more information.

A non-refundable fee of $75 is required for each application to Johns Hopkins Engineering, with the following exceptions: the departments of Civil and Systems Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and the Information Security Institute require a non-refundable $25 application fee. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering waives the application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Payment may be made online via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

The application fee may be waived for applicants with documented registration/participation in one of the following programs (and documentation must be uploaded within the application):


– Baltimore Scholars Program

– Chocktaw/Chickasaw Scholarship

– Department Request

– Explore Hopkins

– Financial Hardship

– GEM, Graduate Horizons



– JHU Undergrad/Grad Student

– Leadership Alliance



– McNair

– Mellon Mays Fellowship

– Meyerhoff Program

– Millennium Scholar

– MIT Laureates & Leaders


– Morgan State University Students

– National Name Exchange (NNE)



– Project 1000



– Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

– Veteran/Active Military Personnel

– Vietnam Education

To request a waiver based on financial hardship, please select the option on the application and upload one of the following: FAFSA SAR Report, a letter from a college/university financial aid office, or unemployment verification. Do not send tax returns. All documents will be reviewed and verified for satisfactory evidence.

If the uploaded document is not accepted, you will be contacted and asked to resubmit or to pay the application fee. For further information, please contact your department.

Final Official Documents

Do not mail documents directly to our office or to the department unless requested. If admitted, you will be required to submit your official final documents directly to our office. Delays in receiving these documents may prevent registration in your first or future terms. Please contact the Engineering Graduate Admissions for more information. If your transcripts are not issued in English then the original language and English translation are required and must be from a professional third party service through If admitted, please wait until the degree(s) have been conferred before sending official transcripts.

For International Students

Learn more about additional requirements for international students: credential evaluations, English proficiency requirements, and financial support documentation.

For Combined and Concurrent Degree Students

Learn more about how to apply as a concurrent/combined degree student for approved combined programs.

For Internal Graduate Applicants

An Internal Graduate Applicant is a currently enrolled Johns Hopkins University graduate student who seeks to be admitted into a second degree program, is transferring into another JHU program or department and plans to abandon their current program, or a current Johns Hopkins University PhD student who wishes to have a master’s degree conferred.

For Visiting Students and Scholars

Learn how to apply as a visiting graduate and review policies for visiting graduate students and scholars.

Contact Graduate Admissions

If you have questions about graduate education and the admissions process at Johns Hopkins Engineering, get in touch.

Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions