Start your Engineering Application at any time. Application deadlines and requirements vary by degree program. All application materials are due at the time of submission, and Engineering Graduate Admissions will not accept updated or replacement materials via email.

Visit Explore Engineering Degrees to find your program of interest. Our next admissions cycle begins mid-August 2023 for spring, summer, and fall 2024 start terms.

Visit Engineering for Professionals for information and requirements to our part-time/online master’s degrees and certificate programs offered in the Whiting School of Engineering. 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the world’s most widely used admissions test for graduate & professional schools. Visit the Education Testing Service (ETS) testing website to view current updates for available testing in your country. It is at the program’s discretion how scores are used in the review process, and you can contact the program to which you are applying to directly for more information.

Not Required for PhD Applications

The Whiting School of Engineering does not require GRE General Test scores for applications to our PhD programs.

  • If you choose to provide a self-reported GRE score, a checklist requirement will populate on your application to provide an official GRE score.
  • If admitted to a program, you will be required to provide the official GRE score for verification.

Required for Master’s Applications

The Whiting School of Engineering requires GRE General Test scores for applications to our master’s programs.

  • The scores you enter on your application are considered self-reported and unofficial.
  • Some programs may recommend taking the relevant subject test. Please check the instructions available on your degree program website for more information.
  • We accept the GRE General Test – At Home Testing Edition. It’s offered everywhere that the test is normally available, based on the country of your account address, except Mainland China and Iran.

How to Send GRE Test Scores

Send your official/verified scores directly from ETS, using Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering institution code 4655. Our application does not require you to select a department code; select the program you are applying to or a general or other option, if prompted by ETS.

Scores are valid for 5 years from your test date. Official test scores must be sent from the Testing Agency at least 3 weeks prior to the score expiration date. Any requests made close to or after the expiration date may not be processed in time.

Official Test Score(s) Delay

Programs will use unofficial test scores for review while awaiting the officials scores from Testing Agency. Official GRE scores have a delay of up to 14 days between requesting official scores and when they are received by our application system. If your name formatting, date of birth, or email differs between your Testing Agency account(s) and your application account, scores may not populate to your application. If it has been more than 2 full weeks since requesting official scores, contact Engineering Graduate Admissions with your full name, application reference number, and GRE registration number to verify ETS scores sent to code 4655.

GRE Fee Reduction Program

ETS provides the GRE Fee Reduction Program for individuals who can demonstrate financial need, for those who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation, and for national programs that work with underrepresented groups. Please visit the GRE Fee Reduction Program to learn more.

For 2023 Applicants Only – Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19 Accessibility Issues

In response to the test accessibility issues caused by COVID-19, the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) will offer only those applicants impacted by COVID access issues a waiver of the required GRE for the 2023 admissions cycle. This applies to Master’s degree graduate applications for the following start terms: Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023.

How to Request a GRE Waiver Due to COVID-19

If you qualify for the GRE waiver based on COVID-19 accessibility issues, you must apply directly in the application and provide supporting documentation. Please do not email Engineering Graduate Admissions for this request. If you are applying as a Master’s student, follow the instructions on the “GRE Waiver Request” section to complete all required fields. This section is dependent on all fields being completed in the earlier “Program Information” section.

Application Fee and Waiver Request

A fee of $75 is required for each application to Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. If a program offers a reduced fee ($25), it will be reflected in your application.

The application fee is non-refundable and must be received by the application deadline for the degree program that you are applying to. Payment is made in the payment section of the application by credit/debit card after completing the final “Review” section of the application.

How to Request an Application Fee Waiver

If you qualify for an application fee waiver, you must apply directly in the application. Please do not email Engineering Graduate Admissions for this request. Eligible reasons to request an application fee waiver are listed below.

On the “Supporting Materials” section, under the “Application Fee Waiver” header:

  1. Select the “Yes” option for the question, “Are you applying for an application fee waiver?”
  2. Select the application reason from the dropdown menu (eligible program or financial hardship).
  3. Upload your supporting document verifying your participation in the eligible program (letter, email, certificate, etc.), or submit a letter explaining your financial hardship situation.
  4. Select the “Upload” button before selecting “Continue” to proceed to the next section of the application.

Request an Application Fee Waiver based on Eligible Program

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).

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • Baltimore Scholars Program
  • Chocktaw/Chickasaw Scholarship
  • Científico Latino GSMI Scholar
  • Department Request
  • Explore Hopkins
  • Financial Hardship
  • GEM
  • Graduate Horizons
  • Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • JHU BioREU
  • JHU Undergrad/Grad Student
  • Leadership Alliance
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Math Alliance
  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)
  • McNair
  • Mellon Mays Fellowship
  • Meyerhoff Program
  • Millennium Scholar
  • MIT Laureates & Leaders
  • Morgan State University Students
  • National Name Exchange (NNE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • POSSE Scholar
  • Project 1000
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Veteran/Active Military Personnel
  • Vietnam Education
  • The Women+ of Color Project (W+OCP)

Request an Application Fee Waiver based on Financial Hardship

To request a waiver based on financial hardship, please select the option on the application. Domestic applicants are encouraged to upload one of the following: FAFSA SAR Report, a letter from a college/university financial aid office, unemployment verification. Domestic and International applicants may also upload other forms that provide significant documentation or explanation of financial hardship. 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.

Request an Application Fee Waiver based on Previous Denied Application within One Year

Applicants who have previously applied and been denied admission may request to have their application considered again for another start term, and the application fee waived for one additional application, if within one year of the original application.

Contact the Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions to request the fee waiver based on this reason. Applicants cannot maintain multiple application accounts and will be required to provide their original application reference number, application account email, and full name. Applicants may start a new application or request a one-time offer for admissions to create a duplicate copy of the original denied application, waive the application fee, and mark the application as un-submitted. The applicant is then responsible for updating any materials (resume, statement of purpose, transcripts, self-reported test scores, letters of recommendation) and submitting their application by the program’s specified deadline for the new start term.

Please be aware, applications will be reviewed after the next application deadline, during the normal review period for each program. We recommend applicants wait until closer to the start term’s deadline to update materials and submit application, regardless of when the application is duplicated.

2023 Admissions Cycle

Our 2023 admissions cycle begins in August 2022 for all 2023 start terms (spring, summer, fall). Previously denied applicants may contact us after September 1, 2022, should you choose to apply again and would like to request a one-time fee waiver and/or duplication of original application.


On the application, we ask that you list all colleges and universities you have attended, starting with your bachelor’s degree, and then listing all other institutions individually. If you list more than one degree or period of enrollment at a single institution, you must upload an unofficial transcript for each entry (even if you only have one transcript for that institution). If a university-provided unofficial transcript is not available, grade or mark sheets that list both course name and grades can be provided instead.

Do not send official transcripts at the time of application. We require unofficial transcripts for review. A final official transcript verifying degree conferral is required of students admitted to a graduate program at the time of enrollment. Admitted students have until the end of their first term enrolled to submit final documents.

Certified Translations and Credential Evaluations

The Office of Engineering Graduate Admissions requires literal, certified translations for all documents issued in a language other than English. For all foreign academic work, we strongly recommend, but do not require, that you submit a professional credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES). We recommend the WES ICAP course by course evaluation. Visit Information for International Students for detailed information on Certified Translations and Credential Evaluations.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion

All graduate applicants applying to the Whiting School of Engineering are required to have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent prior to beginning our graduate program. We do not distinguish between a 3-year or 4-year degree. Admitted students will be required to submit final official transcripts with degree conferral by the end of their first term enrolled.