• Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in study areas relevant to the curriculum (Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Preservation, Art History, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Preservation, Cultural Management or Tourism, Public History, or related field).
  • Applicants are accepted to the program on the understanding that they have sufficient background in a relevant field, either through their previous degree or through relevant professional experience, to be able to successfully complete the program.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A minimum GPA of 3.0 does not guarantee admission. For students who have been out of school for some time, work experience may be considered.
  • Strong writing and time management skills.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Online Application and upload required supporting materials
  2. Submit the application along with the $75 application fee

Required Supporting Materials

  • 750-word Statement of Intent, that addresses the applicant’s preparation and experience leading to their application to this program, it should demonstrate an understanding of the cultural heritage sector and describe the applicant’s academic and career goals, highlighting how this program will serve those goals. The statements will be reviewed for content, organization, and writing style.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment. 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.
  • 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
851 Trafalgar Court
Suite 420 West
Maitland, FL 32751

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants, if needed, to assess their candidacy for admission. Please note: 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.

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.

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. We determine admissions on a case-by-case basis.

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