Admission Deadlines & Requirements

After choosing your Johns Hopkins School of Education program of interest, please review the admission deadline and application requirements so your application can be reviewed in full and on time.

 

Set Application Deadlines

Programs with a fixed or set application deadline will accept applications up until the stated date only. The online application form will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the day of the stated deadline.

Rolling Admission Deadlines

Where listed, rolling admission means that completed applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, not after a set deadline. Applications will be accepted until programs and courses reach full capacity. If a program or class reaches full capacity, notice will be posted below.

Priority & Early Decision

Completed applications received by rolling admission programs that list a priority or early decision deadline will receive priority review. The priority/early decision deadline is recommended for consideration for merit or need-based scholarships for domestic applicants (fall and spring awards only). Domestic applicants should complete the SOE scholarship application form and any required forms for consideration by the priority/early decision deadline. Please note that international applicants are required to submit their application by the priority/early decision deadline.

Delays & Missed Deadlines

The Office of Admissions cannot extend or waive application deadlines for any reason, including technical issues experienced by individual applicants. Applicants who miss a deadline may apply for the next admission term available. Check out our tips for avoiding delays and missed deadlines.

General Requirements

To be admitted to a Johns Hopkins School of Education degree or certificate program, applicants are required to hold the appropriate qualifying degree(s).

  • For master’s programs and graduate certificates, applicants must present official evidence of receipt of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent by the time of expected matriculation.
  • For doctoral programs, applicants must present official evidence of receipt of a four-year bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent by the time of expected matriculation.
  • For prior degrees and coursework, both undergraduate and graduate, applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including incomplete programs of study and programs still in progress).

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Enrollment:Full-Time; This program requires in-person residential study at the JHU School of Education located in Baltimore, MD.
Start Terms:Fall only
Application Deadline: The application deadline for Fall 2022 consideration has passed and the online application for the PhD in Education is closed.

The Fall 2023 application is scheduled to open and begin accepting applications in the Summer of 2022. To receive updates and information for the Fall 2023 application period, please complete our request for information form.
Prerequisite:Earned bachelor’s (four year) and master’s degree from a regionally or nationally- accredited college or university. Previous degrees must document outstanding academic achievement in an area of study closely associated with the objectives of this PhD program.
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:A personal statement of professional goals (not to exceed 750 words) including responses to the following questions:
1) How will participating in the program advance your career?
2) What experiences have you had that relate to school improvement?
3) What do you hope to learn as a result of being a student in the doctoral program?
Writing sample: a sample of an applicant's most professional writing that demonstrates analytic and critical writing skills (average 10-20 pages).
Three Letters of Recommendation:At least three letters of recommendation - two submitted by faculty members who are familiar with the student's previous academic work, and one submitted by a supervisor or administrator who has been in a position to evaluate the student’s professional development.
Official GRE scores
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
An interview may be required
International Applicants:Please reference the International Student Admission Instructions for additional requirements.
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EdD) (ONLINE)
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Enrollment:Part-time
Start Terms:Fall only
Application Deadline:The application for Fall 2022 will open on July 15, 2021.

The application completion deadline is January 14, 2022.

Note: the application deadline represents the endpoint in the application process (i.e., the completion of your file) rather than the beginning of that process). All materials, including official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and test scores, must be received by the Admissions Office on or before the Jan. 14, 2022 deadline for full consideration.
Pre-requisiteApplicants must present official transcript evidence of receipt of a four-year bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree consisting of a minimum of 36 credits with a 3.0 GPA minimum, both earned from a regionally accredited college or university.

Students who have conferred a master’s degree with less than 36 credits may be considered for admission but are required to complete the additional graduate credits at a regionally accredited college or university either before or during matriculation in the EdD program.

All applicants with master’s degrees in-progress during the application review period are required, if admitted, to complete and confer their master’s degree before the start of their first semester enrolled. Applicants who fail to submit a final official transcript with degree conferral before the start of the program will be administratively withdrawn from the program.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Personal Statement
(not to exceed 750 words) including responses to the following:
Describe a significant Problem of Practice relevant to your current context of professional practice.

Indicate the importance of this problem within the educational landscape as well as the applicant's context of professional practice.

Discuss the potential underlying causes for or contributing factors related to this problem of practice.

Discuss the ways in which this problem aligns with your chosen area of specialization.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendations signed by the recommender. These letters should include at least one from each of the following:
(a) A professor with whom the applicant worked in his/her master's program who can speak to the applicant's competency to conduct rigorous scholarly work; and
(b) a school/organization official who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications to pursue a doctorate, impact on his or her professional practice, and knowledge of and support for the applicant’s area of research/Problem of Practice. This letter should indicate the school/organization official’s understanding that the student will do research within his/her professional context. District support for the applicant’s research within his or her context of professional practice is an important component of the admission process.
Executive Sponsor Form Applicants are required to identify and submit the name of an executive sponsor within the online application form. This sponsor should also serve as one of the three recommendation providers. The individual you select to list will not be contacted by the School during the application process. For more information on the Executive Sponsor, please contact soe-admissionsupport@jhu.edu.
GRE Admissions Test (Optional)
Applicants to the Doctor of Education EdD (Online) program are strongly encouraged to submit GRE examination scores for the General Test as part of the admission application. While the GRE examination is not a requirement for admission consideration to the program, submitting a GRE test score is an opportunity for applicants to present additional evidence of the quantitative and verbal skills required for the doctoral-level study.

The Admissions Review Committee is committed to the practice of conducting holistic evaluations of all admission materials submitted as part of an applicant’s file. The Committee does not use cut off scores or minimum suggested averages for GRE in the evaluation process, or to determine admission consideration.

Test Information and Ordering Instructions
The Educational Testing Service (ETS), the testing provider for GRE, generates computer-based score reports that are sent to Johns Hopkins School of Education electronically approximately 10 to 15 days after the test date. ETS stores tests for a five-year period. ETS will not send official score reports for GRE examinations after the five-year period. Applicants with expired GRE scores interested in submitting a GRE test score would need to retake the GRE- General Test.

The institutional code for Johns Hopkins School of Education is 5470. Please visit the ETS Test provider website for more information and ordering instructions. Once ETS has electronically sent your score report, and your application is submitted, receipt of your official test score will be shown as received/verified on your application.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
A virtual interview will be required of all applicants. An invitation will be sent after completion of the application.
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ONLINE)
Master of Education in the Health Professions
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Completion Deadline: June 15, 2022

Program Pre-Requisite: Applicants are required to hold an advanced degree (master’s or higher) in the health professions or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. All degrees and coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including incomplete programs of study and/or programs still in progress) must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation:
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants: 
Academic transcripts for degrees conferred by non-U.S. institutions are required to be evaluated for their equivalence to similar degrees earned in the U.S. – see credential evaluations.  Physicians who have completed ECFMG certification may submit a copy of the ECFMG Certificate in lieu of the course-by-course evaluation to satisfy this requirement for their medical degree.
Interview is required. Applicants who meet admission requirements will participate in an interview (in person, Skype, or phone) to ensure that their goals align with the goals of the program prior to an offer of admission.
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CONCENTRATION
Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Enrollment:Full-Time and Part-Time
Admit Term:Fall only
Application Deadlines:The application deadline for Fall 2022 consideration has passed and the online application for the Master of Science in Counseling programs is no longer accepting applications for this term.

The Fall 2023 application is scheduled to open and begin accepting applications in the Summer of 2022. To receive updates and information for the Fall 2023 application period, please complete our request for information form.
Interview Dates:Admission to this master’s program requires a half-day interview. Applicants will be notified by the Counseling program if selected for an interview. Tentative interview dates for Fall 2022 admission -

January 27 and 28
February 10, 11, 24, and 25
March 10, 11, 24, 25, and 31
April 1, 14, 15, 21, and 22
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Two letters of recommendation
Essay:A two-page reflective essay on: Why you would like to become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor? What type of contribution would you like to make to the clinical mental health service provider community? What do you bring from your background and professional experiences that may support and/or constrain your becoming an effective Clinical Mental Health Counselor? Your experiences around human diversity and how they shape and reflect your values and goals as a counselor. What impact has volunteer, travel, and/or work had on your growth as someone interested in being a Clinical Mental Health Counselor?
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING: SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION (FLEX)
Master of Science in Counseling: School Counseling (Flex)
Enrollment:Full-Time and Part-Time
Admit Term:Fall only
Application Deadlines:The application deadline for Fall 2022 consideration has passed and the online application for the Master of Science in Counseling programs is no longer accepting applications for this term.

The Fall 2023 application is scheduled to open and begin accepting applications in the Summer of 2022. To receive updates and information for the Fall 2023 application period, please complete our request for information form.
Interview Dates:Admission to this master’s program requires a half-day interview. Applicants will be notified by the Counseling program if selected for an interview. Tentative interview dates for Fall 2022 admission -

January 27 and 28
February 10, 11, 24, and 25
March 10, 11, 24, 25, and 31
April 1, 14, 15, 21, and 22
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Two letters of recommendation
Essay:Upload a two-page reflective essay on: Why you would like to become a School Counselor? What type of contribution would you like to make to the School Counseling community? What do you bring from your background and professional experiences that may support and/or constrain your becoming an effective School Counselor? Your experiences around human diversity and how they shape and reflect your values and goals as a counselor. What impact has volunteer, travel, and/or work had on your growth as someone interested in being a School Counselor?
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL TEACHING AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP (ITGL) COHORT
Master of Science in Education: International Teaching and Global Leadership (ITGL) Cohort
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline(s):The Fall 2022 application for the MS Education/ITGL Program opens on Sept. 1, 2021.

Final Deadline to Schedule a Screening Appointment: March 21, 2022; Please contact ACEE Global at ITGL Cohort. Contact ITGLadmissions@aceeglobal.com for questions about this requirement and to schedule your appointment.

Final Application Completion Deadline: March 31, 2022

The 2022/2023 ITGL Cohort invites prospective students to submit completed applications for our Fall 2022 cohort:

• Completed applications will be evaluated until the posted deadline or until the program has reached capacity.
• Applicants are encouraged to complete the application requirements as early as possible to ensure it is reviewed before the program has reached capacity.
• Application decisions are delivered to candidates on a rolling basis, typically 4 weeks after an application is submitted with all materials received.

Note: the application deadline represents the endpoint in the application process (i.e., the completion of your file) rather than the beginning of that process). All materials, including official transcripts, recommendations, video screening, letters of recommendation, and test scores, must be received by the Admissions Office on or before the March 31 deadline for full consideration.
Application Requirements:Online application form
Resume/CV
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Two Letters of Recommendation
Essay:A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
International Applicants:International applicants should review the International Student Admissions section of the website for additional requirements or information regarding:
• International Transcripts/Credential Evaluation
• Demonstration of English Language Proficiency
• F-1 Visa Requests
Screening:The application process begins with a video screening, administered by ACEE Global. Applicants who complete the screening phase and meet the admissions criteria will be instructed by ACEE to submit an online application to the Master of Science in Education - ITGL Cohort. Contact ITGLadmissions@aceeglobal.com to schedule your screening.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: DIGITAL AGE LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION (ONLINE)
Master of Science in Education: Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring and Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
Two Letters of Recommendation:
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals best qualified to attest to your capacity for graduate work. We prefer that at least one of your references be an academic reference from a former instructor or faculty, though we realize that there are situations where this may not always be possible.
It is important that both letters of recommendation by individuals who know you well academically.

Former faculty members most commonly write letters of recommendation; however, other professionals who have supervised you in a job or internship aligned with the graduate program you are pursuing are appropriate sources. Letters written by peer work colleagues, family friends, community or political figures are not considered appropriate sources for letters of recommendation.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION—INDIVIDUALIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies—Interdisciplinary Studies
Enrollment:Part-Time or Full-Time
*International applicants interested in this program and seeking F-1 visa to study in a residential program are strongly encouraged to schedule a preadmission advising appointment prior to starting an application.
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee

Resume/CV - Uploaded in the Online Application Form
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
A pre-admission interview is required.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION—TEACH FOR AMERICA & TNTP COLLABORATION PROGRAMS (ONLINE)
Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies - Teach For America and TNTP Collaboration Programs
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall and Spring
Fall 2022 Deadlines: Application Completion Deadline*Admission Notification
GSS- MS Only Deadline February 15, 2022March 1, 2022
Priority Deadline May 2, 2022June 1, 2022
Final DeadlineJune 15, 2022July 15, 2022
Application Requirements:Online application form
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Prospective applicants must first apply and be accepted to the TFA Program. For more information, please visit the TFA or TNTP websites.
*Your application is considered complete once all required transcripts have been received by our admissions office.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: GIFTED EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (ONLINE)
Master of Science in Education: Gifted Education
Enrollment:Part-Time
Pre-Requisites to Apply:

Applicants seeking the Maryland State Department of Education Gifted and Talented Education Specialist Certificate are required to hold state-approved teacher certification to be admitted to the program. In addition, applicants who are employed in the state of Maryland and are seeking the MSDE Gifted and Talented Specialist certification must also have completed at least three years of teaching experience and be currently employed in a school district or an accredited independent school, preferably working with or with access to gifted or advanced learners. Please refer to the MSDE COMAR rule website for more information.

Master’s applicants who are not interested in Maryland state certification do not need to be teachers, certified or otherwise to apply to this program.
Start Terms:Summer, Fall, and Spring
Application Deadline: May 1 Summer and Fall; December 1 Spring

Completed applications received after the posted deadline will be reviewed based on program space availability.
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International ApplicantsPlease visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION CONCENTRATION
Master of Science in Education: School Administration and Supervision
Enrollment:Part-Time
Pre-requisites to apply:

Certified; School district employed; 27 months experience
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: MILD-TO-MODERATE DISABILITIES
Master of Science in Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Enrollment:Part-Time or Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall and Summer
Application Deadline: Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: April 1

SET-IT: April 1
Pre-requisite:Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Test Scores:For candidates intending to submit a standardized testing score for admission, please visit the Maryland Department of Education website for a listing of specific tests accepted.
Resume/CV:To be uploaded to your online application form.
Official Transcripts:Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Essay:To be uploaded to your online application form.

Upload a 500-word essay discussing why you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your educational background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Letters of Recommendation:Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children with disabilities.

After entering the contact information for your recommendation providers within the online application, each provider will receive an email with instructions about logging onto our system. At that time, they will have the opportunity to fill out the Recommendation Form and upload a recommendation letter. Providers should use the online application form to upload and send their recommendation letters.

Applicants should request recommendation letters that directly address their candidacy for admission to this program. Ideally, individuals selected to provide letters should include those from both academic and professional settings. It is acceptable for candidates who have not been enrolled in post-secondary-level courses for several years to substitute letters from professional contexts.
Interview:Applicants who meet admission requirements will be asked to interview (in-person, via Zoom, or by phone) to ensure that their goals align with the program’s goals before an offer of admission.

For SET-IT program, additional interview with JHU SOE and MCPS is required.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: SEVERE DISABILITIES, APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND AUTISM STUDIES
Master of Science in Special Education: Severe Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling until Aug. 1.

Based on cohort-space availability; Completed applications will be reviewed for decision three weeks before the start of the semester.
Pre-requisite:Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV:To be uploaded to your online application form.
Official Transcripts:Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Essay:To be uploaded to your online application form.

Upload a 500-word essay discussing why you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your educational background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Letters of Recommendation:Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children with disabilities.

After entering the contact information for your recommendation providers within the online application, each provider will receive an email with instructions about logging onto our system. At that time, they will have the opportunity to fill out the Recommendation Form and upload a recommendation letter. Providers should use the online application form to upload and send their recommendation letters.

Applicants should request recommendation letters that directly address their candidacy for admission to this program. Ideally, individuals selected to provide letters should include those from both academic and professional settings. It is acceptable for candidates who have not been enrolled in post-secondary-level courses for several years to substitute letters from professional contexts.
Interview:Applicants who meet admission requirements will be asked to interview (in-person, via Zoom, or by phone) to ensure that their goals align with the program’s goals before an offer of admission.
International Applicants:The MS Special Education, Severe Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies program offers part-time enrollment only. Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa for this program.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION POLICY
Master of Science in Education: Education Policy
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Prerequisite Requirements:Applicants to this master’s program must have a earned a four-year bachelor’s degree by the time of their matriculation.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Start Terms:Summer
Delivery/Format:This program is delivered in a hybrid cohort format requiring a limited in-person attendance for five days in Washington, D.C., in the summer term, after which all courses required in the program will be offered online. If COVID-19 makes it necessary, all students will take the five day program online.
International Applicants and Visa Eligibility for Low Residency: Because of the structure of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) which is designed only for traditional full-time residential programs, international students are not eligible to apply for an I-20 and F-1 study visa for the limited-residency, Education Policy course offered in Washington, D.C., summer term II.

If you hold a different type of nonimmigrant visa, please contact the Johns Hopkins University Office of International Services at ois@jhu.edu to verify whether you are eligible to participate in the in-person residency course. Arrangements will be made for international students residing outside the United States to participate in this course using a virtual platform.
Application Completion Deadline: The deadline for Summer 2022 submission has passed. We expect the Summer 2023 application to open in August 2022.
Admissions Offer Response/Enrollment Deposit Deadline ($250): Enrollment deposits will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity or the start of classes for the first term.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
To be uploaded to your online application form.

An 800-word essay in which you discuss the reasons you wish to pursue this degree program at Johns Hopkins School of Education, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals.
Three Letters of Recommendation:
Applicants are required to submit three recommendations using the online application system.

After entering the contact information for three recommenders on your application, each will receive an email with instructions about logging onto our system. At that time, they will have the opportunity to fill out the Recommendation Form and upload a recommendation letter.

Applicants should request recommendation letters that directly address their candidacy for admission to SOE and the MS in Education Policy program. Ideally, individuals selected to provide letters should include those from both academic and professional settings. For candidates who have not been enrolled post-secondary level courses for many years, it is acceptable to substitute letters from professional contexts.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
GRE Admissions Test:
The GRE admissions test is not required for admission to this program.
International Applicants and Internationally Educated Applicants:Academic transcripts for degrees conferred by institutions outside the U.S. or Canada are required to be evaluated for their equivalence to similar degrees earned in the U.S. Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Interview:No structured interview is required as part of the admissions process.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Education of Students with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters from individuals who can speak to your work with children with disabilities
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Interview: A select number of applicants may be invited for an interview
International ApplicantsPlease visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Graduate Certificate: Educational Leadership for Independent Schools
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GIFTED EDUCATION (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Gifted Education
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, and Summer
Application Deadline: May 1 Summer and Fall; December 1 Spring

Completed applications received after the posted deadline will be reviewed based on program space availability.
Pre-Requisite:
Applicants are required to hold state-approved teacher certification to be admitted to the program, have at least three years of teaching experience, and be currently employed in a school district or an accredited independent school, preferably working with or with access to gifted or advanced learners. In addition, applicants who are are seeking the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Gifted and Talented Specialist certification must also hold a master’s degree. Please refer to the MSDE COMAR rule website for more information.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students. Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Leadership in Technology Integration
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper
Two Letters of Recommendation:
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals best qualified to attest to your capacity for graduate work. We prefer that at least one of your references be an academic reference from a former instructor or faculty, though we realize that there are situations where this may not always be possible.
It is important that both letters of recommendation by individuals who know you well academically.

Former faculty members most commonly write letters of recommendation; however, other professionals who have supervised you in a job or internship aligned with the graduate program you are pursuing are appropriate sources. Letters written by peer work colleagues, family friends, community or political figures are not considered appropriate sources for letters of recommendation.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MIND, BRAIN, AND TEACHING (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Mind, Brain, and Teaching
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Fall 2022 – Aug 1, 2022

*Completed applications will be reviewed for decision on a rolling basis or until the posted deadline or until the program has reached capacity.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Scholarly Writing Sample (e.g., a paper written for prior coursework or for professional purposes):
This writing sample should be between 750 and 1500 words (3-6 double-spaced pages, 12 pt. font). Longer papers will be accepted, but will likely not be read in full. Papers that are analytical or research-focused are strongly preferred. If you do not have an appropriate sample of scholarly writing to submit, as an alternative you may instead write a brief essay (750-1000 words) in response to the following prompt: “Consider an educational setting of your choice. What kinds of questions about teaching and learning do you think researchers from the neuro- and cognitive sciences could help address?” We do not expect you to do any considerable research to respond to this prompt, and we do not expect that applicants will have background knowledge from the neuro- and cognitive sciences. Rather, we simply want you to analyze an educational setting you are familiar with and formulate relevant questions about teaching practices and the learning process. Your goal should be to construct a simple, well-organized response that focuses on a few key points of interest.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION (FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (face-to-face)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Pre-Requisite: Master’s degree; certified; school district employed; 27 months experience.
Note: The Maryland Department of Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01) requires all individuals who apply for Administrator I certification to complete three semester hours of coursework in special education. Candidates who have not previously completed a special education course will be required to complete an additional course to complete the program.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:: This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATION (FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Urban Education
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN STEM INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER (PreK-6) (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: STEM Instructional Leader (PreK-6)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Term:Fall, Spring, and Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Pre-requisite(s): Earned bachelor's degree in education in mathematics or science, with professional teaching experience in elementary, middle, or secondary schools.

Applicants are expected to be a classroom teacher with at least 18 months of teaching experience, and be currently employed by a school district or an accredited independent school.

Maryland state-certified teachers interested in earning the Instructional Leader: STEM, PreK-6 endorsement should consult the Maryland State Department of Education website for requirements.
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue the Instructional Leader certificate in Mathematics or STEM and focusing on your long-term goals upon completion of this academic program. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional information that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a supervisor within your teaching context and one from an academic reference.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER (PreK-6) (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Mathematics Instructional Leader (PreK-6)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Term:Fall, Spring, and Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Prerequisite(s): Earned bachelor's degree in education in mathematics or science, with professional teaching experience in elementary, middle, or secondary schools.

The applicant is expected to be a classroom teacher with at least 18 months of teaching experience, and to be currently employed by a school district or an accredited independent school.

Maryland state-certified teachers interested in earning the Instructional Leader: STEM, Pre-K-6 endorsement should consult the Maryland State Department of Education website for requirements.
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue the Instructional Leader certificate in Mathematics or STEM and focusing on your long-term goals upon completion of this academic program. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional information that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a supervisor within your teaching context and one from an academic reference.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)
Post Master’s Certificate: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Prerequisite:
An applicant must have a master's degree from an accredited university or the equivalent from a foreign institution in one of the following areas: education, psychology, or behavior analysis.
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Interview: A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview
International Applicants:This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information.
POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Post Master’s Certificate: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Enrollment:Part-Time
Admit Term:Fall and Spring
Application Deadline: Spring 2022 – Jan. 6, 2022

Fall 2022 – Jun. 1, 2022
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 2-page reflective essay on: Why would you like to become a clinical mental health counselor? What type of contribution would you like to make to the clinical mental health service provider community? What do you bring from your background and professional experiences that may support and/or constrain your becoming an effective clinical mental health counselor? Your experiences around human diversity and how they shape and reflect your values and goals as a counselor. What impact has volunteer, travel, and/or work had on your growth as someone interested in being a clinical mental health counselor?

Two Letters of Recommendation

(Note: letters are not required for students currently enrolled in, or who have recently graduated in the last 24 months from, the School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling master’s programs.)
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information.
POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ONLINE)
Post-Master’s Certificate: Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: May 16, 2022
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Academic transcripts for degrees conferred by non-U.S. institutions are required to be evaluated for their equivalence to similar degrees earned in the U.S. – see credential evaluations. Physicians who have completed ECFMG certification may submit the Certification Verification Status Report in lieu of the course-by-course evaluation to satisfy this requirement for their medical degree.
International Applicants:Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements.
Note: This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students.
COUNSELING (CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY [CAGS])
Counseling (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study [CAGS])
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Term:Fall and Spring
Application Deadline: Spring 2022 – Jan. 6, 2022

Fall 2022 – Jun. 1, 2022
Prerequisite
Previous master’s-level degree in counseling or a related field
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
International Applicants:This program’s course schedule offers part-time enrollment only, Admission is not open to international applicants seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa. Please visit the International Student Admissions page for more information.

NON-DEGREE GRADUATE SPECIAL STUDENTS

NON-DEGREE SEEKING APPLICANTS - GRADUATE SPECIAL STUDENT STATUS
Non-Degree Graduate Special
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$25.00 application fee
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

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