Admissions Criteria

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

How to Apply

Advanced Academic Programs accepts applications year-round for fall, spring, or summer semesters, so, there is no application deadline. Submitting your application materials at least 6 weeks before the desired start date is recommended. International students should apply at least 3 months before the semester starts.

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

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 aapadmissions@jhu.edu. 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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In 400 words, please share with us why you are interested in pursuing the MA in Public Management degree at JHU. How have your academic and professional experiences led to your decision to consider this degree and how will it help you succeed in your goals?

Please identify two individuals that can verify your professional and/or academic accomplishments, such as professors or supervisors. 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 provide a policy-oriented writing sample that is 2-5 double-spaced pages. If you do not have a policy-oriented paper that you wish to submit, you may write a 3-page double-spaced essay on the following prompt:

Please discuss whether you think this quote from former Secretary Acheson is accurate or not, and why:

“A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.”

— Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson

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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Advance your career in public management and make a meaningful impact on society with the flexible MA program at a renowned D.C.-based institution.

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