Graduates of the Doctor of Engineering program are more highly trained, creative employees.


The DEng program centers on a research project of immediate importance to the student’s company or agency, so there is a direct, applied benefit to the employer. Additionally, by participating, employers invest in the technical development of their employee, and establish collaborations with the world-renowned faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

Time Commitment

The DEng program is designed to be completed in three years. To do this, the student’s program is fully integrated into his or her work environment. While this is a non-residential program, it is not part-time. The work the student does toward the degree is of direct importance to the employer’s mission.

DEng students are mentored by a Hopkins engineering professor (i.e., the primary advisor actively engaged in the student’s work) and a co-advisor from the student’s place of employment.

Students are required to come to Baltimore twice a year (January and June) for Johns Hopkins University’s semiannual DEng conferences.

Annual Program Costs

The DEng program takes the form of a research collaboration between the student’s employer and the Whiting School of Engineering. The cost of the program consists of two components.

The first component is the programmatic cost which includes all administrative fees and tuition. This is $25,000 per year.

The second component is the doctoral-level project cost that is determined by the work carried out by the student primarily at his or her place of employment.

Doctoral-level research projects and their associated costs (incurred both at Johns Hopkins University and at the employer’s location) can vary depending on the nature of the work, time commitment of various individuals (Whiting School faculty advisor and the co-advisor), cost of specialized facilities, materials, and so forth, and therefore are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Intellectual Property

To be considered for admission to or participation in the DEng program, an applicant and all sponsoring organizations must agree that the results of the proposed project can be made available to the public, including posting a project summary on the program’s website and presenting the project results in a public setting. All intellectual property created during the course of the program will be subject to the University Intellectual Property Policy.

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