Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent international credential
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

Congratulations on reaching this milestone as you work to further your educational journey with Johns Hopkins University. Here are the steps you will need to follow as you apply for your graduate program. Please visit the How to Apply page for additional information.

  • Complete the Application.
  • Gather and upload the required supporting materials.
  • Submit the application along with the $75 application fee.

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Required Supporting Materials

Please include any full- or part-time work, internships, and relevant volunteer history. Be sure to detail your educational background and any previous responsibilities related to your intended program.

Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to [email protected]. If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:

Johns Hopkins University

Advanced Academic Programs

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Maitland, FL 32751

Please provide a statement, up to one page in length, describing your personal background and/or a part of your life experience that has shaped you or your goals. Feel free to elaborate on personal challenges and opportunities that have influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree at Johns Hopkins.

Please identify two individuals, such as professors or supervisors, who can verify your professional and/or academic accomplishments. Submit your recommenders’ contact information within your online application. They will be emailed automatically with instructions to access the system and provide their recommendations.

Please send us something that introduces us to who you are as a filmmaker, artist, and storyteller. We want to know about you.

Your sample could be:

(1) a screenplay or a short story, or a portion thereof (please send five to ten pages, with ten as the maximum); or

(2) a short film you directed, produced, served as cinematographer for and/or edited; or

(3) a photographic, digital, or audio portfolio; or

(4) a project/paper you did in school that means a great deal to you—something you feel truly represents you.

Please note: if you don’t have a sample of your work that you feel is appropriate, or prefer to try something new, we suggest you create something that responds to the following “prompt” in an innovative fashion:

Write or create a scene with one to three characters (human or otherwise) that includes a bicycle and iced tea (or cold tea) and ends with the line “That’s why I didn’t want to tell you.”

Additional Considerations

Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States or have international coursework are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation. Studying abroad may be exempt.

If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Please note this program requires a minimum online TOEFL test score of 100.

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