Admission and Application Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission. The Writing Program Admissions Committee will consider applicants who do not meet GPA requirements by reviewing and assessing professional or personal achievement. Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application and upload required supporting materials
- Submit the application along with the $75 application fee
Required Supporting Materials
- 2-3 page Statement of Purpose.
- Up to two recommendation letters directly relating to the applicant’s experience or promise as a writer (optional).
- Recent writing samples in the chosen concentration (see below for details).
- Official transcripts
JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
32 Mount Joy Street, Suite 300
Mount Joy, PA 17552
- If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. Study abroad may be exempt.
- If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.
- The program does not require a graduate entrance examination or proficiency in a foreign language, but the program will consider GRE scores when reviewing an application if they are provided and if the applicant requests such consideration. Applicants who submit test scores, international course evaluations, and other materials not on this list should follow specific directions for that document or contact Admissions at email@example.com.
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 allows consideration for applicants 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, please e-mail Program Director Mark Farrington at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding criteria and required materials.
Additional Application Information
Writing Sample and Concentrations
Applicants are expected to have some familiarity with writing in their chosen concentration before beginning graduate-level courses, although they need not be published or professional writers.
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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