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
  • Program-Specific Prerequisite Courses (each requires a grade of B or better):
    • One semester of introductory microeconomics, or equivalent
    • One semester of introductory macroeconomics, or equivalent
    • One semester of undergraduate multivariable calculus, or equivalent
    • One semester of undergraduate statistics, or equivalent

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:

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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 provide the official syllabus related to your undergraduate multivariable calculus (or equivalent) course. This prerequisite may also be referred to as Calculus III, or referenced as Advanced Mathematics II on an international course-by-course evaluation.

Additional Considerations

Three of the four Program-Specific Prerequisite Courses listed under the Admissions Criteria (except for Multivariable Calculus) can be substituted by a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam with at least 65 points, scaled, or an Advanced Placement (AP) exam with at least a grade of 4.

To submit a CLEP score, please visit the CLEP website and create an account. Instructions for ordering scores are included on the site.

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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