Admissions Requirements


Applications to the Digital Curation Certificate will be accepted from:

  • Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience working in a museum, library, or archive, or related cultural heritage organization
  • Individuals with a master’s degree in museum studies or other relevant fields
  • Students currently enrolled in the JHU museum studies master’s program (a separate application to the certificate program is required; no more than two courses, from a list of designated courses, may be applied to both the master’s degree and the certificate)
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (work experience will also be considered)
  • Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and meet the GPA requirement but lack the necessary work experience may apply to the dual Museum Studies/Digital Curation Certificate program. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their academic and career goals with the Digital Curation Program Coordinator prior to applying.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
    1. A 750-word statement of purpose that describes in detail your academic and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue a certificate in digital curation.
    2. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
    3. A current resume
  3. Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all the necessary materials (listed above).
  4. Official Transcripts

    JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to

    If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:

    Johns Hopkins University
    Advanced Academic Programs
    Transcript Processing Center
    32 Mount Joy Street, Suite 300
    Mount Joy, PA 17552

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

* 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.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.