Graduate students in three master’s degree programs at the Whiting School of Engineering can now jumpstart their coursework months before they step foot on the Homewood campus, thanks to “Home2Homewood” (H2H).
The new program allows new students enrolling in the residential Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM), Master of Science in Security Informatics (MSSI), and Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree programs to take up to three relevant and approved classes online through Engineering for Professionals’ (EP) part-time and online programs before arriving in Baltimore to finish their degree. Plans are in the works to extend this to other Whiting residential master’s programs.
“Home2Homewood may save students time and money by letting them get started on their classes right away—almost a full term—before arriving on-campus,” says Christine Kavanagh, assistant dean for graduate and postdoctoral academic affairs. “Before this program was created, there was really no natural conduit through which students could start their coursework almost immediately. Now there is.”
Kavanagh expects H2H to be particularly attractive to international students, as well as to domestic students who can only take a limited amount of time off from work to pursue advanced degrees.
“Domestic students could also benefit, but there could be a lot of interest from those coming from outside the United States,” she says.
Anton Dahbura, executive director of the Information Security Institute, through which the MSSI program is offered, says the creation of H2H exemplifies how Hopkins Engineering is seeking to respond with agility to the needs of today’s engineering students.
“The Home2Homewood program is an innovation that addresses the changing needs of today’s students by providing the flexibility for students to complete part of their program while they are still at home, or working,” he says.
For more information on ISI’s H2H program, click here.