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.

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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:

Johns Hopkins University

Advanced Academic Programs

851 Trafalgar Court

Suite 420 West

Maitland, FL 32751

At approximately two pages in length, please explain why you are interested in pursuing the MS in Data Analytics and Policy degree. Describe your academic and career goals, highlighting how this program will serve those goals. Your statement should also address your ability or potential to perform quantitative analyses. Please use double-spaced formatting.

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 submit a 5-7 page writing sample that is research-focused. Your document should demonstrate your ability to make and support an argument.

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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