Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university, or equivalent international credential. Applied Economics requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • One semester of introductory microeconomics, passed with at least a B grade.
  • One semester of introductory macroeconomics, passed with at least a B grade.
  • One semester of undergraduate calculus, or equivalent, passed with at least a B grade.
    [Any of these three courses above can be substituted by a CLEP exam with at least 65 points, scaled, or an AP exam with at least a grade of 4.]*
  • Intermediate economic theory courses [especially Micro] are helpful and desirable, but are not essential. A higher grade in a more advanced course in Micro and Calculus trumps a lower grade in a less advanced course, but a lower grade than B in Intermediate Micro is not acceptable.

These are necessary, not sufficient conditions. While fulfilling them does not guarantee admission, we do adjust our teaching capacity to the number of qualified applicants.

* To submit a CLEP score:

  1. Download the CLEP transcript submission form.
  2. Under “CLEP TRANSCRIPT RECIPIENT,” submit your score to the following address:  Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, Attn: Office of Admissions, 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20036. (Please Note: Do NOT include a college code #)
  3. To send to the College Board, follow the instructions listed at the bottom of the form.

To submit a CLEP score at the time of the exam, please contact the Test Administrator. For questions about submitting a CLEP score, please email aapinfo@jhu.edu.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
    1. 250 word Statement of Purpose
    2. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. The recommendation form found on the online application is required. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
    3. One-page resume
  3. Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
  4. Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. If you have collegiate coursework outside of the United States, upload an unofficial copy of the course-by-course evaluation. Please do not upload unofficial copies of transcripts outside of the United States without the evaluation.
  5. Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only. Mail to: Johns Hopkins University AAP Admissions Office, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20036. Or, you can send them electronically through Scrip-Safe or Docufide. You can send these transcripts to us prior to or after applying online. Transcripts depicting fewer than 12 credits that were transferred to a different US institution are not required unless pre-requisites are listed on them. Your application will not be complete until we have received official copies of all transcripts listed.
  6. If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt. Visit the International Applicants webpage to learn more. You can send this evaluation to us prior to or after applying online.
  7. If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Visit the International Applicants webpage to learn more. You can send these scores to us prior to or after applying online.

* The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants, if needed, to assess their candidacy for admission.

All application materials submitted to the Advanced Academic Programs become the property of Johns Hopkins University and will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If required to take Math Methods for Economists and/or Statistics, then those students applying for an F-1 visa must take these courses online from home. Subsequently, they can begin their on-site studies in Fall or Spring, but not in Summer.

Provisional Student Status

If you do not meet all the requirement criteria for admissions, you may still be admitted to a program as a provisional student. Admission in these cases are determined on a case-by-case basis.

No Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year-round and students may apply to enroll for Summer, Fall or Spring semesters. There are no strict application deadlines. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts). For more  about our application process, click here.