Credentials and Prerequisites

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university is required, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission. 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.
  • One semester of undergraduate calculus.
  • One semester of undergraduate statistics.
  • One semester of undergraduate general chemistry.
  • Applicants who do not have the necessary undergraduate training in calculus, statistics, or chemistry may be offered provisional admission if their other credentials are strong.
  • Applicants who are admitted provisionally due to lack of quantitative skills have the option to:
    • Take appropriate courses at an accredited college/university;
    • Take 420.301 Quantitative Methods; or
    • Pass a math placement test, administered by the admissions staff.
  • Applicants who are admitted provisionally due to lack of training in chemistry have the option of:
    • Taking one semester of general chemistry at an accredited college or university; or
    • Taking 420.302 Chemistry of Natural Processes.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing allows consideration for those 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, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The courses for which advanced standing is desired must be the equivalent of one of our core courses and have been taken in a master’s program or higher in the natural sciences or a similar field of study.

The following materials are required and will need to be uploaded to your online application for each course:

  • Syllabi or course catalog description.

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

  • 500-word Statement of Purpose. In this statement please elaborate on why you are interested in an MS degree at this point in your career and why you are attracted to the JHU ESP degree specifically.
  • An up to date and complete Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. At least one academic reference is preferred. The recommendation form found on the online application is required. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.
  • Official transcripts: JHU AAP 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
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 the Advanced Academic Programs become the property of Johns Hopkins University and will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances.

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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