Graduate Admissions Information

The Computer Science Department in the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University offers full-time day school programs at the Homewood Campus in North Baltimore. Although some graduate students may finish their degree part-time after completing a 1-year residency requirement, please see our Part-time Programs In Computer Science at Hopkins page for information regarding the Whiting School of Engineering’s intended part-time degree options.

Graduate degrees offered are a Master of Science in Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy. Related day school programs affiliated with the department include a Master of Science in Security Informatics.

The application process is handled through the university’s online graduate student application. There you will find instructions for applying for graduate degree programs for both foreign and domestic students. Please peruse the FAQ for answers to common questions. Particular questions you have may be addressed to


  • The PhD deadline for Fall is December 15th. (No recruiting for Spring admissions)

    The MSE deadline for Fall for US citizens and international students and permanent residents is February 15th.

    The MSE deadline for Spring for US citizens and permanent residents is November 15th.

    The MSE deadline for Spring for international applicants is September 15th.

    Our institution code is (5332) for both the GRE and TOEFL exams. Our department code for TOEFL is (78) and for GRE is (0402).

  • If you would like to speak to a real, live CS grad student, you are encouraged to contact one of the following students:

    Christina Garman, Security/Cryptography, 2011z

    Jiawei Huang, Natural Language Processing, Master’s student, 2016
    Fabian Prada Nino,  Computer Graphics, 2013
    Rachel Rudinger, Center for Language and Speech Processing, 2013
    Christopher Paxton, Computer Vision/Robotics, 2012

    Princy Parsana, Computational Medicine, 2014

    Adam Poliak, Natural Language Processing, Combined Bachelors/Master’s student, 2016
    Kunal Lillaney, HSSL Hopkins System and Storage Lab, 2011
    Paul Martin, Information Security, 2011
    Poorya Mianjy,  Machine Learning, 2014
    Xiang Xiang, Computer Vision/ Compressed Sensing, 2012
    Leandro Facchinetti, Programming Languages, 2014

    Please keep in mind that our students are here to lend you their perspective on current student life and academics at Hopkins. Please do not send them your potential application materials, or inquire about the likelihood of admission. They cannot answer such questions. For these requests, please email the Academic Program Administrator: Zack Burwell,

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