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.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative and science GPA.

Applicants must complete the following courses at a US institution prior to entry into the Post-Bacc in Health Science Program: One year each of:

  • general biology with labs
  • general chemistry with labs
  • organic chemistry with labs
  • general physics with labs

These requirements are only considered fulfilled if the student received a C or better in each.

Applicants are not eligible if they have previously attended a U.S. or Caribbean medical school.

How to Apply

  • 1) Complete the Online Application.
  • 2) Upload the following required materials to the Online Application*:
    • a) 500-word statement of purpose. Discuss what motivates you to pursue a career in medicine. How do the strengths of your academic and professional background illustrate this drive? Feel free to include any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
    • b) Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
      • i) We require that one recommendation be a science academic recommendation. This could be someone who has taught you in a biology/chemistry/physics/mathematics course and awarded you a letter grade.
      • ii) We recommend (but do not require) that one recommendation should be from someone who has supervised you in a medically relevant field. This could be a supervisor at a clinic or hospital where you volunteer, a physician with whom you have shadowed, or someone who supervised you in a research laboratory.
      • iii) Recommendations are also accepted from Interfolio. Please see “Recommendations” tab in application for instructions.
    • c) Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    • d) Listing of all medically relevant experience.
    • e) Listing of all science and math courses taken.
    • f) 500-word Declaration of “Different This Time” (Describe the circumstances that led to your prior academic performance. What strategies and tools do you have in place to prevent a similar experience during a post-baccalaureate program?)
    • g) 1–2 minute informal video that will help us get to know you better. Use this opportunity to share more about yourself than what’s provided in the application. There’s no required topic; just be yourself.
      • i) We require it to be uploaded on a video hosting service (suggested sites include YouTube, Vimeo, and ZeeMee.)
  • 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. Official electronic transcripts should be sent to: aapadmissions@jhu.eduThis program requires official copies of all transcripts, regardless of number of credits or courses completed. You can send these transcripts to us prior to or after applying online. Your application will not be complete until we have received official copies of all transcripts.
  • 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.
  • 8) Send an official score from one of the following exams: MCAT, GRE, SAT or ACT.
    • You can send your MCAT score to Johns Hopkins University Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program under Other Schools and Programs.
    • Our institutional code for ETS (GRE) is 8747 under District of Columbia.
    • Our designated institution code for College Board (SAT) is 7275 – Johns Hopkins U Advanced Academic Programs.
    • Our institutional code for ACT scores is 6933 under Krieger School in Washington DC.

Online Application

Special instructions for applying to Health Science Intensive concentration In the online application, complete the Academic Program section as follows:

  • Program: MS in Biotechnology
  • Confirm Program: MS in Biotechnology
  • Degree: MS in Biotechnology
  • Concentration: Health Science Intensive
  • Preferred Campus: Montgomery County Campus

In the online application, the Additional Information section will ask the following question:

  • Are you applying to the MS in Biotechnology Post-Baccalaureate Health Sciences Intensive concentration?
  • By answering “Yes,” a new section will appear on the left-hand menu. You will need to complete this section completely prior to submission.