ADMISSION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

Please follow the steps below to help guide you on successfully submitting and completing your admissions application.  We recommend reviewing the programs of study before submitting an application.

HOW TO APPLY

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.

Start application for Public Safety Leadership 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.

Disposition Survey 

 

NON-DEGREE SEEKING APPLICANTS - GRADUATE SPECIAL STUDENT STATUS

Prospective students interested in enrolling in courses on a non-matriculated, non-degree seeking basis may submit an application for Graduate Special Student Status.

If you are a post-baccalaureate student who wishes to take graduate courses (.500-level and above) but are not interested in earning a degree at this time, you must apply for graduate special (non-degree) student status.

  • We strongly encourage you to first speak with a faculty adviser and review the academic policies related to enrolling in courses under this status.
  • You must possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university and have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress) to be approved for graduate special student status.
  • Submit an online application form for Graduate Special Student Admission Application with a $25 application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. To be deemed official, transcripts must be received in the Office of Admissions in the institution’s sealed envelope. Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by a certified credential evaluation agency.

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

Note: Former Graduate Special Students that have not continuously enrolled in three semesters or one-academic year will be required to submit a new application form.

Note: Financial aid is not available for special (non-degree) students. School of Education graduates need only to submit a Graduate Special Student Admission Application.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION

As an international student, you must both fulfill the general requirements for admission, and complete the following additional requirements:

  1. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English. For School of Education applicants, the minimum TOEFL score is 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based); the minimum IELTS score is 7. You may complete a TOEFL waiver request form when submitting your application to the Office of Admissions.
    Note: Online programs are not eligible for student visa sponsorship.
  2. A waiver for exemption may be requested from applicants who have earned a U.S. bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university or the international equivalent degree from a university of recognized standing in a country in which all instruction is provided in English. Therefore, applicants with degrees from the U.S., Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales).
  3. Individual programs may require additional evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency. The TOEFL code for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education is 8585. IELTS score transcripts must be mailed to the SOE Admissions Office (see above).
  4. Have your coursework evaluated by a credential evaluation agency if you have earned a degree or credits from a non-U.S. institution. To evaluate your degree, receive an assessment of the overall grade point average, and to obtain a course-by-course evaluation, see the Credential Evaluation Agency section for agency contact information.

Have completed a degree, equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, before the admission deadline.

Important: for privacy and security reasons, do not send bank statements or other financial documentation with your application. You will be notified by the university’s Office of International Services (OIS) when this information is required.

Tips

F-1 Admissions Deadlines

International students must complete their applications for admission by the following priority consideration dates, in order to receive I-20 status for their F-1 visas.

  • Fall Semester – April 1
  • Spring Semester – October 1
  • Summer Semester – February 1

Other Visa Types (Other than F-1)

If you hold a visa other than an F-1 and wish to enroll as a part-time, special (non-degree) student, follow the application directions for graduate special students.

Credential Evaluation

Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions must have their academic records evaluated by a credential evaluation agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree/certificate program or as a graduate special (non-degree) student.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the agencies directly for additional information. The following is a sample list of recognized credential agencies:

World Education Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
PO Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Telephone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
Email: info@wes.org
Website: www.wes.org

Educational Credential Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
Email: eval@ece.org
Website: www.ece.org

CHECKING ON YOUR APPLICATION/WHAT TO EXPECT

To check on the status of your application, please log-in to the SIS self-service application portal http://sis.jhu.edu and select the Admissions Requirements Tab. You will note two sections, Complete and Incomplete.

After all required admissions materials are received, applicants will receive an email notification indicating that the application is complete. Completed applications will be sent to the Academic Program Admissions Review Committee for review and decision.

The Academic Program Admissions Review Committee is composed of faculty from the program of interest.  Academic background, including personal, professional, and field-related experience and achievements, and any program-specific criteria are all considered in this review. After reaching a decision, the SOE Office of Admissions will notify the applicant via email. If you require notification of your admission decision sent to you on letterhead, please email the SOE Office of Admissions at soe.admissions@jhu.edu

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

Financial Aid – Applying for Federal Financial Aid

Any SOE student who is either a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen may apply for federal financial aid. You can apply for financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission to the university or are awaiting decision. For more information on the financial aid process, please click here.

Institutional Scholarships

The School of Education (SOE) administers two types of scholarship awards annually. These awards, most of which are donor supported, range from $500 to $10,000 per year and are applied to tuition expenses. Students are selected by program faculty and department admission review committees to receive scholarships based on a review of a candidate’s admission application and strength of his or her statement. Scholarships are limited, and funding is up to the discretion of each program or department.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application for 2017-18 was April 1. The application for 2018-19 will open in early 2018.

 

SOE Program Tuition Reduction Scholarship

SOE will offer a limited number of $10,000 partial scholarships for the following programs of study for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Applicants admitted to the full-time Master of Arts in Teaching program for the 2017-2018 academic year will have the opportunity to apply for $10,000 scholarship.
  • Applicants admitted to the full-time Masters in Special Education (with certification) in the area of mild/moderate disabilities will have the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Need-Based/Endowed Scholarships

  • Need-based scholarship awards, most of which are donor supported are applied to tuition expenses.
  • Need-based scholarships are granted by financial need and academic performance. These scholarships are restricted to domestic applicants.

For endowed scholarships, the SOE Scholarship Committee will select the award recipients based on criteria established by the donor or stated scholarship requirements. In addition, some programs within the School of Education offer tuition support from federal and/or state grants.

Grants and Scholarships

Student Resources

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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21046
410-516-9797 (local)
877-548-7631 (toll-free)
410-516-9817 (fax)

Office Hours:
M to F | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

 soe.admissions@jhu.edu