• A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For students who have been out of school for some time work experience may be considered.
  • Strong writing 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 Purpose.
  • Resume.
  • 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 327512

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.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing allows consideration for those who have graduate-level coursework from an accredited college or university to be exempt from taking up to two courses towards degree completion. To be considered for advanced standing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed graduate-level courses from a Museum Studies degree or certificate program of an accredited university; OR
  • Graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Museums and Society undergraduate program; AND
  • Earned an A or A+ in the course being considered for a waiver advanced standing within the past three years

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

  • Syllabi for the course(s) being submitted for advanced standing, including name of University and program attended
  • Course number(s) of JHU elective course(s) considered for exemption

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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