How to Apply

Congratulations on deciding to pursue the next step in your education career with the Johns Hopkins School of Education. So what’s next?

Step 1 – Choose Your Program

Before applying to the Johns Hopkins School of Education, please review our degree and certificate options, and choose the program that is best suited to you—and your academic and career goals.

Note: Current and prospective online students should be aware of other state specific policies and disclosures in effect for all JHU distance education programs, which are detailed on the university’s State Authorization of Distance Education web page.

Step 2 – Know Your Deadline

Application deadlines vary by degree, program, and cohort option, so please familiarize yourself with the specific application deadline for your program. Allow plenty of time to collect transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials.

Step 3 – Gather Your Application Materials

Application requirements vary by degree, program, and cohort option, but, in general, applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities attended. 

We require official transcripts from all U.S. or English speaking Canadian colleges and universities attended.  We accept both electronic PDF transcripts and paper transcripts.  Electronic transcripts can be sent to (if the institution uses the Parchment transcript delivery service, please select Johns Hopkins Graduate Admissions).  Paper transcripts can be sent to:

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

  • Essay, writing samples, resume needs to be uploaded in the Slate application. Recommendations will be submitted by recommenders

International Students

If you are an international applicant, you will also need to:

  • Have your academic records evaluated by a credential evaluation agency if you hold a degree or have earned credits from a non-U.S. institution (with the exception of Canada) 
  • Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores if English is not your native language

School Codes

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

  • ACT: 8804
  • CLEP: 3928
  • GRE: 5470
  • IELTS: Request scores to be sent to Johns Hopkins School of Education.
  • Praxis: 5332
  • TOEFL: 8585
  • SAT: 3926

Mailing Address

Supplemental application materials, such as official transcripts and any other materials being submitted in hard copy form, should be mailed to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Step 4 – Start Your Online Application

Apply online using the Johns Hopkins School of Education online application. The application fee is $80 and is non-refundable. Payment is made through the online application form.

Application Tips

  • You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. You may access and edit your application as many times as desired until submitted by logging in with your username and password.
  • To start your application, create a user account. You will be emailed a temporary PIN to log in to the SOE Application.
  • Log in using your birth date and your temporary PIN. Once logged in, you will be prompted to create a password. Use this password along with your email address in subsequent logins.
  • Please use your legal name (first and last name/surname). International applicants, please list your full name as it appears on your passport. If your previous academic records list a former last name, please list the name your records are listed in the Previous/Other Name field.
  • List all your previous college-level institutions on your application. You are required to report all institutions attended, including but not limited to community college courses, military academies, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral work.
  • All letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online application system. Letters dated more than one year from the term you are applying will not be accepted.

Step 5 – Apply for Federal Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission or while you are awaiting decision.


Explore our financial aid video library for short videos aimed at answering your most frequently asked questions.