• Students must hold a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling.

Admission to AAP programs typically requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. However, the MA in Teaching Writing program will review course transcripts and consider professional experience to assess applicants, regardless of GPA.

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

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
  • 750-1000 word Statement of Purpose, describing your professional goals and interests in using writing in your teaching and in exploring your writing.
  • Up to ten pages (2500 words) of a writing sample or samples of any genre or type.
  • Optional: Up to three letters of recommendation directly related to teaching skill, writing, or teaching promise.
  • 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.

All application materials submitted to Advanced Academic Programs become the property of Johns Hopkins University and will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances.

Applicant Review Process

  • Once an application is complete, the Admissions department will submit a request for review by the program admissions committee.
  • The program admissions committee consists of the Program Director and faculty members.
  • Applications are reviewed as they are received by the committee so that review times may vary depending on the number of completed applications submitted.
  • The committee reserves the right to contact the application for additional evidence of qualifications or to clarify the provided materials.
  • Once admitted to the program, the students will be allowed to register, after speaking to a faculty advisor.


  • Upon acceptance, students are assigned a faculty advisor to help guide their studies.
  • This same faculty advisor will help mentor the students through graduation, helping the student to identify courses that will have maximum impact on the student’s education in the program.

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.

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