Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division kicked off its fall 2023 term with student orientation sessions starting August 22 in the school’s new Washington, D.C., home—a space designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and academic excellence.
Located just minutes from the Capitol, the National Mall, vital federal offices, nonprofits, and other organizations, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW brings together AAP graduate students and faculty and individuals from across the institution, with a mission to educate and train the next generation of civic leaders and innovators; connect the worlds of research and policymaking; convene a diversity of viewpoints to foster discovery and dialogue; and create a vibrant new space for artistic expression and performance.
The Hopkins Bloomberg Center features state-of-the-art classrooms, flexible collaborative spaces, robust library resources, a 375-seat theater, and a host of other amenities, offering a Johns Hopkins education in a distinctive setting.
In addition to classes, the Hopkins Bloomberg Center will be home to JHU forums and other events that help create strategic connections between policymakers, faculty, researchers, and students from across the JHU community.
AAP Programs in D.C.
Onsite AAP graduate programs with classes held regularly at the Hopkins Bloomberg Center are:
- MA in Communication
- MA in Global Security Studies
- MA in Government
- MA in Public Management
- MS in Applied Economics
- MS in Energy Policy and Climate
- MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy
- MS in Financial Economics
AAP’s Baltimore-based and online students will also have opportunities to engage in events and activities at the Hopkins Bloomberg Center, ensuring every AAP student has access to a comprehensive Johns Hopkins experience.
Getting to the Hopkins Bloomberg Center
Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, we can be reached via Metro, train, bus, car, and other modes of transportation. Transportation highlights:
- The Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station is a four-minute walk, and four other Metro stops are between a seven- and 15-minute walk.
- JHU will provide shuttle bus service on weekday mornings and evenings with connections to nearby Metro stations and Union Station.
- Several bus lines pass the building and others have stops within a short walk.
- Union Station is a quick Metro ride or 20-minute walk.
- The building is convenient to I-395, allowing access to I-695, the Baltimore Washington Parkway, and the George Washington Parkway.
- Multiple bike routes serve the building and JHU provides bike rack space for students, faculty, and staff.
Learn, Connect, and Collaborate
In addition to technology-enabled classrooms and learning resources, the 420,000-square-foot Hopkins Bloomberg Center boasts an impressive array of spaces to learn, connect, and collaborate—from group study lounges to The Beach to outdoor terraces with sweeping views of the nation’s capital. Visit AAP’s On the Advance blog for our guide on how to make most of the Hopkins Bloomberg Center.
Want to learn more about this and other exciting developments at AAP? Our On the Advance blog post Guiding AAP Into a New Home—And a Vibrant Future features insight on AAP’s past, present, and future from Veronica Donahue, Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.