Admissions Requirements

Effective immediately, JHU AAP will only accept official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution. Hand delivered transcripts will be discarded upon receipt.


A grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies. A minimum GPA of 3.0 does not guarantee admission. Your supporting materials, interests and work experience will also be considered.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
      1. A statement of purpose (2 pages double-spaced) that explains your reasons for seeking admission and how you will use the degree to advance your career. Your statement should also address your ability or potential to perform quantitative analyses.
      2. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders who can describe your professional and/or academic accomplishments. The recommendation form found on the online application is required. It will be automatically emailed to your recommenders, who 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 of the required materials.
  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 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.
  6. 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 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 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.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing allows consideration for seasoned professionals with accomplishments in a field or those who have graduate-level coursework from an accredited college or university to be exempt from taking up to one course towards degree completion. To be considered for advanced standing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate-level coursework on topics relevant to the program. The program director will make a determination about which course (core or elective) will be waived.

The following materials are required and will need to be uploaded to your online application:

  •  The title, course description, and grade earned are required. If possible, please also include the syllabi.

Provisional Student Status

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

Provisional students will usually be required to take 470.302.51 Introduction to Graduate Work in the first semester. This course does not count toward the degree and provisional students must earn a B or better in that course and their first two regular courses in the program before they are allowed to continue as a degree candidate.

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.