Credentials and Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university in the life sciences or in engineering. Programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, but meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission.
  • One semester of Biochemistry at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • One semester of organic chemistry at the undergraduate or graduate level, or 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry (available to students admitted provisionally only)
  • If a candidate does not have the necessary science prerequisites but meets all the other requirements, this candidate may be admitted provisionally. A provisional student is required to take 410.303 Foundations of Bioscience.

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: Discuss why you wish to pursue the MS in Food Safety Regulation. Focus on your long-term goals and how this academic program will complement these goals. Discuss the strengths of your academic and professional background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Do not upload recommendations, as they are not considered for this program.
  • Official transcripts JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to 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.

GRE scores are not a standard requirement for the application.

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.

Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Students

Recent Johns Hopkins undergraduates may apply to a special program that allows them to accelerate their time to degree completion. The admissions committee may waive up to two courses on a case-by-case basis which allows recent Johns Hopkins undergraduates to complete the MS in Food Safety Regulation degree taking eight courses instead of the required ten.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student can apply to enroll as a “Special Student.” Special students must follow the same application process as degree-seeking students and should fulfill the same academic criteria for admission. Once admitted, special students can take any courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisite requirements.

Take the Next Step

Prepare for a future on the front lines of public health with an online master’s degree in food safety regulation from a leading research institution.

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