The Computer Science Department in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) of Johns Hopkins University offers full-time programs at the Homewood campus in Baltimore. The MSE in Computer Science offers an official concentration in Human Language Technology, its only concentration jointly administered with the Center for Language and Speech Processing. (We also offer a Master of Science in Security Informatics.)

Entering students are expected to have completed a program of study equivalent to that required by the BS in computer science. Applicants from other disciplines are expected to have coursework (or equivalent experience) in intermediate programming (C++ and Java), data structures, computer system fundamentals, and mathematical foundations for computer science.

The application process is handled through WSE’s Graduate Admissions Office online graduate student application. You will find instructions for applying to graduate degree programs for both international and domestic students here. Additionally, please review the MSE Admissions FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.

A note about the GRE requirement listed below: The Department of Computer Science reviews applications on a holistic basis; although the GRE is required by the Whiting School of Engineering, scores are not reviewed by the admissions committee and thus are not a factor in final decisions.

If you have further questions, feel free to email

All required application materials are due at 11:59 PM EST by the deadlines for consideration:

  • The MSE deadline for fall is February 15th.
  • The MSE deadline for spring for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is November 15th.
  • The MSE deadline for spring for international applicants is September 15th.
The MSE CS application requires:
  • Application
  • $75 application fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE — The Whiting School of Engineering requires GRE General Test scores for applications to all master’s programs. However, the Department of Computer Science does not review these scores nor do they have any impact on the outcome of admissions decisions during the application review process.
  • TOEFL (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts — If admitted, we will additionally require official versions.

Learn about the admissions process and apply today

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