Why Hopkins?

Student Story

Community and Collaboration

"In my first week working here I found myself being offered help to move in to my apartment as well as traveling to the Medical Campus in order to begin talking about a project with the School of Public Health." - Jennifer Dailey, Ph.D. candidate

Alumni Story

Problem Solving

"A lot of people are looking for solutions in the lab that could never be translated to the clinic, even if the science worked perfectly, but they'd never know unless they talk to the end users or the decision makers in the field." - Eric Bressler, B.S. 2014

Alumni Story

Designing Your Path

"I came to Hopkins wanting to do research on cell printing. I even wrote about it in my admissions essay...It's encouraging that many people, in addition to my family and friends, have so much faith in me." - Sarah Hewes, B.S. 2015

Alumni Story

To the Future

"Under Armour wants its science to be real. It's based on testing...if we say it's going to keep you warmer or cooler, we've done quite a bit of work to make sure that's true." - Matt Trexler, B.S. 2000

Five Reasons to Study Materials Science at Johns Hopkins


1. You’ll be a part of a community.

Materials Science and Engineering is a close-knit department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with other students, graduate students, and world-class researchers. Students also have fun together through clubs, professional societies, and other activities.

2. You’ll find opportunities to collaborate.

Your professors have a stake in preparing you for tomorrow’s challenges. Our low faculty to student ratio (1 to 5) ensures you will get one-on-one mentoring.

Johns Hopkins is home to a world-renowned School of Medicine, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, providing collaborative research opportunities and experiences for our students.

3. You can create new solutions.

Hopkins engineers solve global problems affecting health, energy, security, and the environment. Materials science and engineering is at the intersection of some of the most cutting-edge scientific and application-oriented films. Our students work on projects that push science towards real-world solutions in critical areas.

4. You can design your path.

Our focus areas in biomaterials and nanotechnology provide a base that will allow you to move into many exciting fields. Our students receive a comprehensive engineering education that encourages them to move forward to graduate or professional school, full-time employment, medical school, or other exciting ventures.

5. You’ll open doors to the future.

Our students go on to exciting jobs in science and research, engineering, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and health care. They also pursue careers in financial services, education, and teaching, as well as in government agencies. Our alumni remain committed to helping our students navigate the transition to full-time employment.

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