Admission and Application Requirements
- Students must hold a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling.
Admission to AAP programs typically requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. However, the MA in Teaching Writing program will review course transcripts and consider professional experience to assess applicants, regardless of GPA.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application and upload required supporting materials
- Submit the application along with the $75 application fee
Required Supporting Materials
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
- 750-1000 word Statement of Purpose, describing your professional goals and interests in using writing in your teaching and in exploring your writing.
- Up to ten pages (2,500 words) of a writing sample or samples of any genre or type.
- Optional: Up to three letters of recommendation directly related to teaching skill, writing, or teaching promise.
- Official transcripts
JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
851 Trafalgar Court
Suite 420 West
Maitland, FL 327512
- If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt.
- If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.
*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.
Applicant Review Process
- Once an application is complete, the Admissions Department will submit a request for review by the Program Admissions Committee.
- The Program Admissions Committee consists of the Program Director and faculty members.
- Applications are reviewed as they are received by the committee so that review times may vary depending on the number of completed applications submitted.
- The committee reserves the right to contact the application for additional evidence of qualifications or to clarify the provided materials.
- Once admitted to the program, the students will be allowed to register, after speaking to a faculty advisor.
Additional Application Information
No Application Deadline
We accept applications year-round for fall, spring, or summer semesters. We recommend submitting your application materials at least 6 weeks before the desired start date. International students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts.
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