Just wanted to disclose that I got a letter from Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering school stating that I’ve been accepted for admission into the Fall 2007 semester for one of their Masters programs. I won’t say which program though (privacy reasons), but I’ll be doing it part-time.
The overall program costs about $28,000 (give or take a couple grand), but my employer reimburses about $5200 per year. I’ll spread out the program to 3 years, so that will be $15,600 covered by my employer. At best, that leaves me paying about $13,000 out of pocket (mostly in 2008), assuming I take 2 classes each semester (fall, spring, summer).
The next step is to work out my program with my assigned advisor and get it approved.
FYI, I also applied to University of Maryland, which would be much cheaper, but my application was late and I was moved to Spring 2008. I didn’t want to wait for that long to get started, and UMD’s campus is a pain to commute to, so I decided to choose Hopkins. Hopkins has a campus about 5 miles away, and in lesser traffic corridors.
Thanks for all your well-wishes when I announced that I was applying! I’ll keep you all up to date on the process as things get moving.