Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites

  • An undergraduate degree in the natural sciences or in engineering from a four year college with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate studies (relevant work experiences are also considered); applicants with degrees in other disciplines may be able to enroll if their undergraduate work included the prerequisite courses that follow
  • Two semesters of biology
  • Two semesters of college chemistry, preferably with laboratories
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry, preferably with laboratories; Students without adequate organic chemistry may be admitted provisionally to take 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • The admissions committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants, if needed, to assess their candidacy for admission.

Students who have already been accepted into the MS Biotechnology program can fill out a change of program form to add the certificate.

Application Requirements*

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
    1. 500 word statement of purpose
    2. A resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. Two letters of recommendation.
  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 page 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 page 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.

Please note: 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.

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.

Admission Requirements Exceptions

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

Provisional Student

If you have a question about admission requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact admissions.

Visa and Education Evaluation Requirements

Student Visas
Foreign Credential Evaluation
TOEFL Scores

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.