Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Where listed, rolling admission means that completed applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis up until the start of the term classes, not after a set deadline. Applications will be accepted until programs and courses reach capacity. If a program or class reaches full capacity, notice will be posted below. Applicants applying for federal financial aid or for scholarship consideration are recommended to submit a completed application by the posted priority consideration deadline. International applicants are required to submit by the priority consideration deadline.

The priority/early decision consideration deadline will be used as a deadline for consideration for merit or need-based scholarship 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.

The online application form will close 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the day of the stated deadline. The Admissions Office cannot not extend or waive application deadlines for any reason, including technical issues experienced by individual applicants. Applicants who miss submitting by a deadline may apply for the next admission term available. Not all graduate programs use set deadlines. Please read the categories and explanation of deadlines below and the deadline posted by your program of interest.

 

  • Completed applications received by the programs that list a priority or early decision deadline will receive priority review. *International applicants are encouraged to follow priority or early decision deadlines.
  • Programs with a fixed or set application deadline will accept applications up until the stated date only.
  • Applications received by programs that list a rolling deadline will be reviewed by the graduate program up until a month before the start of the semester applied or until space capacity has been reached.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall only
Application Deadline: Online application will open on September, 4 2018

Priority consideration completion/submission date: December 15, 2018

Regular Deadline for online application submission: February 2, 2019

Deadline for receipt of required supporting documents: February 18, 2019
Pre-Requisite:A 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:Online application for Fall 2019 admission will open in September 2018

Deadline for online application submission: January 4, 2019

Deadline for receipt of required application materials: January 23, 2019
Pre-requisiteA master’s degree consisting of a minimum of 36 credits with a 3.0 GPA minimum from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Students who do not have the required 36 master’s credits may be admitted and must complete the additional graduate-level credits at an accredited college or university either prior to beginning the program or during 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 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.
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 ApplicantsPlease reference the International Student Admission Instructions for additional requirements:

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (ACCELERATED/FULL-TIME, INCLUDING BALTIMORE FELLOWS PROGRAM)
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary and Secondary Education (Accelerated/Full Time) 
Start Terms:Summer (only)
Application Deadline: May 15
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals

Baltimore Fellows Applicants (only)
An additional second essay is required.

Based on your undergraduate preparation at Johns Hopkins University and your experiences living in the city of Baltimore, provide a specific example of your commitment to working in challenging settings.
Letters of Recommendation:Letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
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)

For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (FLEX, PART-TIME)
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary and Secondary Education (Flexible-Part Time) 
Start Terms:Summer, Fall, Spring
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates: April 1 (Fall)
October 1 (Spring)
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals
Two Letters of Recommendation:Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
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)

For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ONLINE)
Master of Education in the Health Professions 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Priority consideration date: June 1; Applications accepted after this date depending on 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 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 the Certification Verification Status Report 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.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CONCENTRATION
Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadlines:Spring 2019 regular deadline: November 2, 2018
Summer 2019 deadline: April 1, 2019
Fall 2019 priority consideration deadline: April 1, 2019

*International applicants residing outside the U.S. should follow the priority consideration deadline to be considered.
Fall 2019 regular deadline (based on space availability): July 15, 2019
Applications submitted and completed after the Fall priority consideration deadlines will be considered based on program space availability.
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
Interview:*Note*: A select group of applicants will be invited for an interview. During this interview, applicants will be asked to prepare to provide a written response to prompt and hypothetical scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.

If invited and unable to attend the scheduled interview dates offered in-person or via Zoom web conferencing, the Counseling Program reserves the right to move your application to the next available start term for admission.
Tentative Interview Dates:Spring/Summer 2019 Admission Interview Dates: 12/1/2018-12/7/2018

Summer & Fall 2019 Admission Interview Dates: 4/22/2019-4/26/2019

Fall 2019 Regular Admissions Interview: 8/5/2019-8/9/2019
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING: SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION (FELLOWS, FULL-TIME)
Master of Science in Counseling: School Counseling (Full-Time Fellows Program) 
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Summer
Application Deadline: April 1
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.
Three Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
An interview may be required

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COUNSELING: SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION (FLEX, PART-TIME)
Master of Science in Counseling: School Counseling (Flex/Part-Time) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadlines:Spring 2019 regular deadline: November 2, 2018
Summer 2019 deadline: April 1, 2019
Fall 2019 priority consideration deadline: April 1, 2019

*International applicants residing outside the U.S. should follow the priority consideration deadline to be considered.
Fall 2019 regular deadline (based on space availability): July 15, 2019
Applications submitted and completed after the Fall priority consideration deadlines will be considered based on program space availability.
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
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.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Interview:*Note*: A select group of applicants will be invited for an interview. During this interview, applicants will be asked to prepare to provide a written response to prompt and hypothetical scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.

If invited and unable to attend the scheduled interview dates offered in-person or via Zoom web conferencing, the Counseling Program reserves the right to move your application to the next available start term for admission.
Tentative Interview Dates:Spring/Summer 2019 Admission Interview Dates: 12/1/2018-12/7/2018

Summer & Fall 2019 Admission Interview Dates: 4/22/2019-4/26/2019

Fall 2019 Regular Admissions Interview: 8/5/2019-8/9/2019
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL TEACHING AND GLOBAL LEARNING (ITGL) COHORT
Master of Science in Education: International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) Cohort 
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline(s):Fall 2019Deadline
Early decision application deadline11/15/18
Early decision admission offer notification12/15/18
Early decision admission offer response due1/15/2019
Regular admission application deadline4/1/2019
Regular admission offer notification4/15/2019
Regular admission offer response due5/1/2019
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
International Credential Evaluation - Academic Transcript Records from all post-secondary institutions attended
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.
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, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Application Requirements:
Online application form
Prospective students planning on completing one or two graduate certificates as part of their program of study should apply for admission into the certificate(s) at the same time they apply to the master’s program.
$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

The essay for admission into the two-certificate pathway must address how the certificates will work together to foster the prospective student's future plans; and admission to the master’s program is contingent upon admission to the two certificates. Students interested in the two-certificate pathway must apply for admission into the master’s program before starting the second certificate.
Two Letters of Recommendation:
Letters of recommendation should be an indication of the student's professional history, work ethic, and ability to successfully complete a graduate degree.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION—INDIVIDUALIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY & INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OPTIONS
Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies—Individualized Interdisciplinary & Independent Schools Options 
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Application Requirements:
Online application form
Prospective students planning on completing one or two graduate certificates as part of their program of study should apply for admission into the certificate(s) at the same time they apply to the master’s program.
$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

The essay for admission into the two-certificate pathway must address how the certificates will work together to foster the prospective student's future plans; and admission to the master’s program is contingent upon admission to the two certificates. Students interested in the two-certificate pathway must apply for admission into the master’s program before starting the second certificate.
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 & TNTP Collaboration Programs  
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Deadlines: Varies by Region; Four rounds of application of deadlines; Applicants are encouraged to apply and complete an application as early as possible, as each application round increases in volume.
Application Completion DeadlineAdmission NotificationAdmissions Offers Accepted Due Date
Round 1December 1February 1March 1
Round 2March 1April 1May 1
Round 3May 1June 1July 1
Round 4June 15July 1July 15
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 TFA's website.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION—URBAN TEACHERS COLLABORATION PROGRAM
Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies—Urban Teachers Collaboration Program 
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Summer
Application Deadline: May 15
Application Requirements:
Online application form
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Prospective applicants must first apply and be accepted to the Urban Teachers Program. For more information, please visit http://www.urbanteachers.org/
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: GIFTED EDUCATION CONCENTRATION
Master of Science in Education: Gifted Education 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Pre-Requisites to Apply:

Applicants 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 27 months of teaching experience and be currently employed in a school district or an accredited independent school. Candidates interested in initial certification are invited to learn more about the school’s Master of Arts in Teaching programs.
Start Terms:Summer, Fall, Spring
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:April 1 (Fall)
October 1 (Spring)
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 EDUCATION: SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION CONCENTRATION
Master of Science in Education: School Administration and Supervision 
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Pre-requisites to apply:

Certified; School district employed; 27 months experience
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
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 AND SEVERE DISABILITIES CONCENTRATIONS
Master of Science in Special Education: Mild-to-Moderate or Severe Disabilities (including Montgomery County SET-IT Partnership Program) 
Enrollment:Part-Time/Full-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling | Feb. 1 for Montgomery County SET-IT Partnership Program
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Feb. 1 for Part-time Master of Science in Special Education - Montgomery County School Collaboration Program (SET-IT)
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
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.
Testing Scores:For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Part-Time: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:Official GRE scores (within the past 5 years);
Official GRE Score: Combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter
Official scores must be sent electronically to School Code #5470;
Official GRE Score: Combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter.
Applicants must request scores from testing providers to be sent to the following school codes:
ACT - 8804
GRE - 5470
Praxis - 5332
SAT - 3925
Letters of Recommendation:Two for part-time and three letters of recommendation for full-time from individuals who can speak to your work with children and disabilities.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to "audition" by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.

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
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (Spring)
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
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
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (Spring)
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GIFTED EDUCATION
Graduate Certificate: Gifted Education 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Summer, Fall, Spring
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:April 1 (Fall)
October 1 (Spring)

Pre-Requisite:
Applicants are required to hold state-approved teacher certification to be admitted to the program, have at least 27 months of teaching experience, and be currently employed in a school district or an accredited independent school. In addition, applicants who are employed in the state of Maryland and are seeking the MSDE Gifted and Talented Specialist certification must also hold a master’s degree by program completion.
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
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
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MIND, BRAIN, AND TEACHING (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Mind, Brain, and Teaching 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)


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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION (FACE-TO-FACE)
Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (face-to-face) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Pre-Requisite: Master’s degree; certified; school district employed; 27 months experience
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (online) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Pre-Requisite: Master’s degree; certified; school district employed; 27 months experience
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATION
Graduate Certificate: Urban Education 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN STEM INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER (PreK-6) (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: STEM Instructional Leader (PreK-6) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Term:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER (PreK-6) (ONLINE)
Graduate Certificate: Mathematics Instructional Leader (PreK-6) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Term:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
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
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
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
Pre-requisite:
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
POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Post Master’s Certificate: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 2-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?

Two Letters of Recommendation:
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
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: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)

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.
COUNSELING (CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY [CAGS])
Counseling (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study [CAGS]) 
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, spring, summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (Spring)
February 1 (Summer
Pre-requisite
Previous master’s level counseling degree
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

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
Priority Consideration Submission Dates:
April 1 (fall)
October 1 (spring)
February 1 (summer)
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$25.00 application fee
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

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