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Johns Hopkins University is the oldest research university in the United States. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, it is home to just over 5,000 undergraduate students and more than 14,000 graduate students. Although renowned for its School of Medicine, its undergraduate campus is also highly prestigious. Johns Hopkins University admitted just over 3,000 students for its Class of 2020, resulting in an acceptance rate of 11.4%.

 

Undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University is largely research-based. Nearly 80% of undergraduates perform some kind of independent research throughout their college careers. Johns Hopkins University is also home to the oldest continuously running university press in the United States.

 

Make sure to check out How to Write the Common Application Essays 2017-2018.

 


Johns Hopkins Application Essay Prompt

In addition to submitting the Common Application, Coalition Application, or Universal College Application, Johns Hopkins University requires applicants to write a supplementary essay. The writing supplement consists of just one essay with a required length of 300-400 words. The prompt included below asks you to recount a time when you collaborated with others and to share your thoughts on the experience.

Step 1

Review the specific admissions requirements and deadlines for the program you are seeking admission.

Step 2

Apply online and submit your application fee.

Start application for Education programs.

Tips

  • Please use your legal name (first and last name/surname). International applicants, please list your full name as it appears on your passport.
  • If your previous academic records list a former last name, please list the name your records are listed in the “Previous/Other Name field”
  • Please use a single email address that will not expire before your desired term of entry, as it will be utilized for all correspondence from the Office of Admissions.
  • List all college-level institutions on your online application. You are required to report all institutions attended, including but not limited to: community college courses, military academies, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral work.  If the Office of Admissions determines that an institution was not reported on your application, you will receive communication regarding requesting your official transcripts to be sent to the School of Education. This can significantly delay the processing of your application.

Step 3

Receive an email receipt and upload your application materials

This communication will provide your log-in credentials to upload materials required for your program application into the Student Information System (SIS) Application Requirements portal (including resume/CV, essay/personal statement, disposition survey, signed letters of recommendation).

Step 4

Request official transcripts from all institutions & Testing Scores (if required by your program. See below)

The Office of Admissions accepts certified electronic transcripts directly from issuing institutions to the following email address: soe.admissions@jhu.edu or you may request your official transcripts to be mailed to the following address:

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21046-2100

Test Scores

The following SOE programs require submission of a standardized admission test as a requirement for admission consideration. If your program of interest is not listed below, then standardized testing is not required.

English language testing scores (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS) are required of all international applicants whose first language is not English. For more information on our international admissions policy, please refer to the International Student Admissions.

Program Test Required
Doctor of PhilosophyGRE - General Test
Full-Time Master of Arts in Teaching, Summer Accelerated ProgramGRE - General Test
Part-Time Master of Arts in Teaching Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores
Passing score on one of the following exams: Praxis Core (reading - 156, writing - 162, and math - 150), SAT (combined math and verbal score of 1000 prior to April 1995 or 1100 thereafter), ACT (composite score of 24), or the GRE (combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter)
Full-Time Master of Science in School Counseling- Fellows Programs GRE - General Test
Full-Time (FT)- Master of Science in Special Education – All concentrations & certification/non-certification Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores
Passing score on one of the following exams: Praxis Core (reading - 156, writing - 162, and math - 150), SAT (combined math and verbal score of 1000 prior to April 1995 or 1100 thereafter), ACT (composite score of 24), or the GRE (combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter)
Part-Time (PT) Master of Science in Special EducationPraxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores
Passing score on one of the following exams: Praxis Core (reading - 156, writing - 162, and math - 150), SAT (combined math and verbal score of 1000 prior to April 1995 or 1100 thereafter), ACT (composite score of 24), or the GRE (combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter)

If the program that you are applying to requires standardized test scores, please contact the testing provider and request these scores be sent to Johns Hopkins University School of Education using the school code listed below.

TestSOE Institution Code
ACT 8804
CLEP3928
GRE5470
IELTSRequest score transcript to be mailed to the SOE Office of Admission
Praxis5332
TOEFL8585
SAT3926

 

Step 5

Request your letters of recommendation.

All SOE degree and certificate programs require letters of recommendation by individuals well-qualified to speak from firsthand knowledge about your potential for study. All letters should comment on your academic ability to conduct research and perform at the level of your program’s required coursework. Programs vary in their requirements on the number of letters of recommendation required as well as specifications on the professional relationship of the recommender to you the applicant. Please check the admissions requirements section for more information.

Important! If your providers send you a copy of your letter of recommendation, please ensure the letter bears the person’s signature and contact information such as an email address or phone number. If your provider would prefer to send your letter of recommendation to the Office of Admissions directly, please direct them to mail or email this to soe.admissions@jhu.edu

Step 6

Complete and Upload the Disposition Survey to the SIS application

The dispositions self-assessment survey provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on dispositions and attitudes considered essential to be successful in education and leadership roles. It is administered as a requirement of all graduate and doctoral level program applicants in the School of Education. Please upload the completed form into the SIS Admissions Requirements Tab.