Taking in-person classes at Johns Hopkins University offers you tremendous opportunities and experiences as a degree-seeking International student.

When planning on taking advantage of studying in person with other motivated scholars, please remember to indicate “yes” at the appropriate checkbox regarding initiating the visa process within your admissions application. Following your acceptance as a degree candidate and if you intend to enroll in on-campus courses in the U.S., you may request certification for a visa. You will need to plan to enroll in at least three courses per semester.

Which Semester Can I Start My Degree?

As an AAP international student on a visa, you can begin your program in the Fall or Spring semester. In order to maintain status on your visa, all AAP students must be enrolled in a minimum of three courses per semester, only one of which can be an online course. The Admissions Office will assist in the certification process ([email protected]) which the student must complete with the Office of International Services (OIS).

International students who have been admitted as degree candidates may request certification for a visa. A requirement of a visa is that an international student must be enrolled in at least 3 courses per semester (only one can be an online course). The Office of International Services is available to answer questions by phone at 667-208-7001 or by email at [email protected].

Degree Programs:*

MS in Applied Economics

MS in Bioinformatics

MS in Biotechnology

MA in Communication

MS in Energy Policy and Climate **

MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy **

MA in Film and Media

MS in Financial Economics

MA in Global Security Studies

MA in Government

MA in Public Management


*This list is subject to change.

**The Spring 2024 term will be the final term supporting new visas for these two programs. Any students in these programs supported with a visa at this time will have continued visa support as they complete their program.

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