A four-year degree in a related discipline, such as Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Area Studies). For those holding degrees in other disciplines, attention will be given to overall GPA, and demonstrated writing ability. The program requires proficiency in mathematical statistics and probability. Prospective students will have the opportunity to assess their level of proficiency before enrolling in the program.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application.
- Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
- 500-word statement of purpose in pursuing geospatial-intelligence studies
- Please complete and submit this geospatial writing sample.
- Under “Recommendations,” include contact information for two references. At least one academic reference is preferred. References will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form. References must use the recommendation form found online.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials (listed above).
- 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.
- Mail in official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the U.S. 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.
- If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt (check with the admissions office). Visit the International Applicants page to learn more. You can send this evaluation to us prior to or after applying online.
- 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 your 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 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 in summer, fall or spring terms. There are no strict application deadlines. However, it is recommended that students submit all of their application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester (international students should apply at least three months before the semester starts). For more about our application process, click here.
State-specific Information for Online Programs
Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
- Admissions Requirements
- Degree Requirements
- Course Descriptions
- Course Schedule